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Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant by Joel Golby

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

Modern Life as Interpreted By Someone Who Is Reasonably Bad at Living It

Joel Golby

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Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 18 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9780008265403

`This is a funny and beautiful book. What a little bastard.' RUSSELL BRAND `A millennial's answer to David Sedaris. No writer is funnier than Joel Golby.' DOLLY ALDERTON A collection of full-throated appreciations, withering assessments, and hard-won lessons by the popular journalist. There are a few things you need to know about Joel Golby. Both his parents are dead. His dad was an alcoholic. He himself has a complicated relationship with alcohol. He once went to karaoke three times in five days. He will always beat you at Monopoly, and he will always cheat.

4 stars out of 5
Adam Kay
17 Feb 2019

"The Vice journalist’s debut collection switches nimbly between the poignant and the absurd"

While Brilliant, Brilliant has no narrative thread, making it a book to dip in and out of rather than devour in one sitting, Golby is great at switching between the poignant and the absurd, observing life both with the wonder of a toddler who has just discovered where you hid the crayons and the confidence of the friend who tells you “I got this” before attempting to fix your vacuum cleaner.