You are reading this on a screen. You have First World Problems.
First World Problems: 101 Reasons Why The Terrorists Hate Us is a collection of short humorous essays and rants from a man who knows suffering. It is comedy that borders on tragedy.
What are First World Problems?
A First World Problem is a trivial issue that afflicts people in wealthier nations declared to be in the "First World".
Third World Problem: "I have to walk three miles to draw water from a dirty well or else I'll die of dehydration."
First World Problem: We have nothing to drink in the fridge except filtered tap water."
Do you have nothing to drink except a limitless supply of tap water? Have you ever bought so much food at the grocery store that it molded before you could eat it? Did you buy an iPhone one week before the new model was announced?
You're suffering from First World Problems.
What follows is the graphic account of what it's like to live in the First World. Tales of unreasonably cold air conditioning, eating to the point of exhaustion, and being unable to enjoy summer weather due to gainful employment in a bad economy.
©2012 Ben Nesvig (P)2012 Ben Nesvig
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My husband and I enjoyed every minute of this book! So relatable, well performed, and funny!
I've personally ranted about so much of the subject matter that the author talks about. I found this book hilarious ic points out how ridiculous Timothy suppose it issues are.
Personally, I love any book that makes me feel like I am just listening to a friend rant away about life and thoughts. I can agree or disagree, however when listening to a book I tend to agree/disagree in my head and not physically out loud, because I'm sure that would make me look a bit odd in public. I'd recommend this book to others.
This is a great book if you just want a good laugh. I even played it a little at a time each night me and my wife where settleing down for the night. She loved it.
I read this book first and then listened to it when it became available on Audible. I can't even tell you how much better the narrator, who is also the author, reads this book than I did in my head. I was down right crying at a few points just from all the different voices the author uses, not to mention analogies like this, "Other than the McRib coming in and out like a negligent father, the McDonald's menu doesn't change."
One of the not-so-good buys I did recently. The narration is below par and is a reflection of the content. Too superficial and hardly funny. I was lured by the sample joke of the book. Struggling to finish it.
I could either relate to or could imagine someone I know for most of the scenarios in this book.
However the bathroom/bodily function chapter was a bit much. Maybe Ben doesn't have to share so much.
I found this book to be very light and funny. Easy to read, and entertaining.
Costco, checkout lines, forgetting the iPad...
Absolutely Fricken Hilarious
I don't think 2 minutes went by where I didn't almost choke I was laughing so hard.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
While some of these problems were true and hilarious, I did feel like they could have all been fleshed out more.
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