Join Me, Paperback book

Join Me: The True Story Of A Man Who Started A Cult By Accident [Paperback]

by Danny Wallace

4.07 out of 5 (7 ratings)

Format:
Paperback 
Pages:
400 
Publisher:
Ebury Press 
Publication Date:
03 June 2004 
Category:
True Stories 
ISBN:
9780091895822 

Description

Danny Wallace was bored. Just to see what would happen, he placed a whimsical ad in a local London paper. It said, simply, 'Join Me'. Within a month, he was receiving letters and emails from teachers, mechanics, sales reps, vicars, schoolchildren and pensioners - all pledging allegiance to his cause. But no one knew what his cause was. Soon he was proclaimed Leader. Increasingly obsessed and possibly power-crazed Danny risked losing his sanity and his loyal girlfriend. But who could deny the attraction of a global following of devoted joinees? A book about dreams, ambition and the responsibility that comes with power, Join Me is the true story of a man who created a cult by accident, and is proof that whilst some men were born to lead, others really haven't got a clue.

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  • Laugh-out-loud hilarious book by an awesome man about brilliant people getting up to all sorts of insanely nice things. After reading this book I joined Danny to help him make the world a better place, one Random Act of Kindness at a time. I own two copies, one tattered and autographed by quite a lot of the lovely people I got to meet via to this truly lovely man, and one to lend to people that they might see the light and laughter that is Join Me!I'd reccommend this book to anyone, though in particular to anyone feeling like they need some reassurance that there is some good left in the world. The existence of Danny's Barmy Karma Army tells me that there is hope for the human race, that heartlessness and soullessness are less widespread than may at first appear, and that there are people out there whose mission it is to spread smiles on other people's faces, just because.Not a bad message, eh? Wittily written, too.

    5.00 out of 5

    BookJumper

  • My favourite book, by one of my favourite people, who, through it, has introduced me to nearly all of my other favourite people in real life. JOIN ME is going strong!

    5.00 out of 5

    Kate_JJM

  • What can I say? I love Danny Wallace. He's my British boyfriend. Everything he says makes me crack up. Yes, it's stupid, but in a brilliant way. Join him.

    4.50 out of 5

    BoundTogetherForGood

  • A delightful and inspiring book about one regular bloke making a difference. Danny doesn't try to change the world through heroics or superhuman effort or even hard work. It just kind of happens, and Danny goes along with it.The writing is fun and light, good for a chuckle and a laugh. Danny is quite likable and it comes through in his writing. The length is good, the pacing is right, and I never found myself bored.If you are looking for a fun book with an inspirational message without deep contemplation and soul searching, give this a try. At the very least, you'll have a good chuckle.

    4.00 out of 5

    cdhtenn2k10

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