The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook : A Companion to Hope and Despair Paperback
Are optimists just reckless dreamers? Are pessimists miserable doom-mongers or just erring on the side of caution?
Is the glass half empty or half full? Brilliantly compiled and beautifully written, this is a rich anthology of evidence from both sides of any argument.
Covering everything from Beauty to Happiness, Patriotism to Walking, it is the perfect tool for squabbling families, a counterbalance for arguing couples and a mine of detail for the quarrelsome.
The Optimist on the Afterlife: 'My heaven will be filled with wonderful young men and dukes' (Dame Barbara Cartland). And the Pessimist: 'That's what Hell will be like, small chat to the babbling of Lethe about the good old days when we wished we were dead' (Samuel Beckett).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2010
- Category: Humour collections & anthologies
- ISBN: 9780552776110