Can't Be Arsed: Half Arsed Shorter Edition

By Paul Farrell

‘A terrific blow for freedom. Richly comic’ Boris Johnson.

‘Properly funny. I’ve put it in a seldom-used toilet.’ Jeremy Clarkson

We are forever being ordered around – 100 things to do before you’re 30; 50 albums you must own; change your life in two weeks. Why – is this an increasingly desperate search for happiness? Perhaps you can in fact attain happiness not by going anywhere or doing anything but instead by actually reducing your ambitions. This is the philosophy behind ’63 Things Not To Do Before You Die’. Each chapter begins with a diatribe, followed by a detailed look at the alternative side of the most frequently cited must do’s, giving off-putting facts and statistics to quote at holier-than-thou thrillseekers. Wish-fulfillment lists take heed…