With conflicts around the globe, rampant environmental damage, economic struggles, poverty and the ongoing threat of terrorism, the world isn't perfect right now. But is everything really going to hell in a hand basket? Should we really be feeling so miserable?
Best Times Ever briefly assesses 100 of our favourite things to complain about, and explains why, believe it or not, things aren't as bad as they used to be. In fact, we're actually improving! From the serious (the number of people dying in wars is 2,000 a year; in the 1950s, it was 65,000 a year) to the frivolous (Vertigo had bad reviews in 1957, was considered a cinema classic by 1987, and was recently voted the greatest movie ever made - so even movies get better), this is an optimistic answer to those who say that everything is getting worse. There is room for improvement, but we're heading in the right direction! Humorous, light reading, but peppered with useful information and trivia and an all round uplifting message.
About the Author
Mark Juddery has been a journalist and freelance writer for over 20 years, with a blog in The Huffington Post. He also writes for television and theatre, and has an award-winning screenplay. He has written two general non-fiction books - his most recent was Busted! The 50 Most Overrated Things in History published in Australia by Random House and in the USA by Penguin.
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Comments about Best Times Ever:
Unexpected - original theme but once you read it you think - why didn't I think of this?
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st February 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 13.4 x 21.0 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1