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Dishonesty Is the Second-Best Policy

Narrated by: David Mitchell
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

David Mitchell’s 2014 best seller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse must really have made people think - because everything’s got worse. We’ve gone from UKIP surge to Brexit shambles, from horsemeat in lasagne to Donald Trump in the White House, from Woolworths going under to all the other shops going under. It’s probably socially irresponsible even to try to cheer up.  

But if you’re determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell’s attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell’s unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween. 

Listen to this book and slightly change your life!

©2019 David Mitchell (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • Rich
  • 05-11-2019

Reassuring

Someone very clever and funny explaining socially complicated things through columns. Weirdly soothing, oddly comforting.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-11-2019

Loved it

David Mitchell is an eloquent narrator and has an excellent writing style. He reasons his way through modern life and even if you don't always agree with him (and I do) you can't deny he has at least thought his view through.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-2019

Laugh out loud funny!!!

Loved this book! Well written, well read, David Mitchell at his most observant, witty and eloquent. Would most definitely recommend.

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  • Mr J H Maskell
  • 16-11-2019

Old columns read out

Funny until Brexit and then bitter and not funny at all. I was looking forward to a humorous take on it but David Mitchell has lost his sense of humour on the topic. I had forgiven this being old columns rather than a book until that point because it is funny up to there.

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  • Dan Beet
  • 15-11-2019

Funny, witty and fed up

David is a fantastic writer and commentator. By fantastic I mean linguistically brilliant, and I’m pretty sure I’ve learnt a few new words while listening to David’s charismatic performance.

The only downside is that weighs a little heavy on the classic British moan-ologue. At times I did find myself feeling a tad down listening to the woes and issues David eloquently describes.

Otherwise, it’s a good read - but I really think the audible version is the best as David brings the words and thoughts to life.

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  • Mr. W. Taylor
  • 14-11-2019

David Mitchell for PM

Says what we all think, and what we wish politicians would. Gives Mr Fry a run for his money, mind you he is paid per syllable

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-11-2019

Great. Simply wonderful!

Brilliant. I would have wished for nothing more! Excellent story, well read and very funny, whilst being brutally honest. I loved it!

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  • ben
  • 04-11-2019

FIRST!!!!!!!

First review. I've not listened to it yet, but I'm sure it's F..... Amazing. Let's be honest, he is very funny.

P.S. Stop slacking and make some more Peep Show - at least a one off Christmas Special or something.

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