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Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse

Narrated by: David Mitchell
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Why is every film or tv programme a sequel or a remake? 

Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? 

Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? 

Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? 

These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell. Join him on a tour of the absurdities of modern life - from Ryanair to Richard III, Downton Abbey to phone etiquette, UKIP to hot dogs made of cats. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious modern world.

Photo Credit: Chris Floyd, Camera Press London

©2015 David Mitchell (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Ricki
  • 06-04-19

Well needed perspective

A brilliant book, excellently read. If you support brexit or remain or the tories, labour, Lib Dem’s or UKIP, you will probably find something to get upset about but that’s most likely your own failings, not the authors.

I did occasionally look like a maniac whilst laughing out loud in public, for seemingly no reason which I didn’t enjoy. 10/10

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  • Jebbabeano
  • 06-07-19

Listening to it only makes it better

David Mitchell is as distinctive, dare I say it, as Stephen Fry.... and to my mind at least every bit as clever and talented.

Shrewd, razor sharp and brilliantly funny

Loved it

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  • Jane MCALPINE
  • 06-04-19

Bloomin’ hilarious! Better than tiramisu.

It’s like David Mitchell’s in my head, oh wait he is with audible! Buy this for a laugh, literally.

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  • Alessandro Dell'Anno
  • 06-04-19

It's not ground-breaking but it is enjoyable

This book essentially read like a collection of satirical newspaper columns (largely because it is) and I really enjoy it. If, like me, you're tired of all the nonsense in the world, like brexit, Trump, the financial situation and all the lunatics running around like oddly pompous headless chickens then this is the book for you.

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  • Chris Hitchens
  • 06-03-19

what an absolute load of nonsense and drivel.

what a meandering cowpat of a book. I'm actually a fan of the author and find him compelling, clever, funny and thought provoking. But this attempt pretty much contradict all of that. it's just angst that my teenager could have drummed up and not charged me £13 quid in the process. very poor

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  • Paul Lloyd
  • 06-10-19

Boring

Just a bit bloody boring. I think Mitchel can do a lot better than this.

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  • Sindy Sinn
  • 06-05-19

Deserves a michelin star.

The best audible book that I’ll probably never recommend appropriately. If you like David Mitchell, this production is filled with him and his loveable “David Mitchell-ness”.