The Optimist's/Pessimist's Handbook : A Companion to Hope and Despair, Paperback

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
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  • Category: Humour collections & anthologies
  • ISBN: 9780552776110



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