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27) Worst. Person. Ever. -- Douglas Coupland

  • Jul 30, 2014 · 7:30 PM
  • Marie's House

I haven't read Douglas Coupland in a while and, admittedly, this book's rating is not as high as some of his previous works, but I was intrigued (by the title, alone). Here's the summary:

"Raymond Gunt likes to think of himself as a pretty decent guy—he believes in karma, and helping his fellow man, and all that other good stuff. Sure, he can be foulmouthed, occasionally misogynistic, and can just generally rub people the wrong way—through no fault of his own! So with all the positive energy he’s creating, it’s a little perplexing to consider the recent downward spiral his life has taken…Could the universe be trying to tell him something?

A B-unit cameraman with no immediate employment prospects, Gunt decides to accept his ex-wife Fiona’s offer to shoot a Survivor-style reality show on an obscure island in the Pacific. With his upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, in tow, Gunt somehow suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to reenact the “Angry Dance” from the movie Billy Elliot, and finds himself at the center of a nuclear war—among other tribulations and humiliations.

A razor-sharp portrait of a morally bankrupt, gleefully wicked modern man, Worst. Person. Ever. is a side-splittingly funny and gloriously filthy new novel from acclaimed author Douglas Coupland. A deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value, it’s guaranteed to brighten up your day."

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  • Erica M.

    Thank you for hosting what a great group of people and discussion too!

    July 30, 2014

  • Erica M.

    Thank you for hosting what a great group of people and discussion too!

    July 30, 2014

  • Erik

    Sorry I couldn't make it, really enjoyed the book though.

    July 30, 2014

  • Kelly M.

    I have a neighborhood assoc meeting at 7, so I'll be a bit late. Hoping to be there by 8/8:15.

    July 30, 2014

    • Kelly M.

      Sorry, I won't make it tonight afterall. I'm exhausted! : /

      July 30, 2014

  • Christopher

    Hi, I'm new to the group. Has the address been sent around yet? Did I miss it? Need to know where to go!

    July 30, 2014

    • Marie W.

      I emailed you, Christopher. Check your spam folder -- sometimes our emails go there.

      July 30, 2014

  • Bindi

    I'll be there. Maybe if it is too crowded we can move it outside to the park near the corner of Kimball and Schubert

    July 30, 2014

  • Paulette L.

    Man there is just too much happening this week! Hope to catch up with you all next time.

    July 29, 2014

  • Erica M.

    I can make it. This will be my first time attending. Moving to a larger home in 4 weeks can help host in the future. I look forward to meeting everyone! :-)

    July 28, 2014

  • Marie W.

    Hey y'all! We're going to meet at my house instead. I'll circulate my address shortly. Please change your RSVP if you no longer plan on attending. My appointment is wicked small and will not fit 33 folks

    July 28, 2014

  • Raymond

    Looking forward to being back and seeing the regulars. This sounds like a book I might enjoy.

    July 2, 2014

  • Marie W.

    We'll circulate Becca's address once we get closer to the meetup date

    July 1, 2014

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