How to Ruin Everything

How to Ruin Everything


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Penguin Putnam
New York Times Bestseller

"Funny, subversive, and able to excavate such brutally honest sentences that you find yourself nodding your head in wonder and recognition."
—Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist of In the Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical

Are you a sensible, universally competent individual? Are you tired of the crushing monotony of leaping gracefully from one lily pad of success to the next? Are you sick of doing everything right? 

In this brutally honest and humorous debut, musician and artist George Watsky chronicles the small triumphs over humiliation that make life bearable and how he has come to accept defeat as necessary to personal progress. The essays in How to Ruin Everything range from the absurd (how he became an international ivory smuggler) to the comical (his middle-school rap battle dominance) to the revelatory (his experiences with epilepsy), yet all are delivered with the type of linguistic dexterity and self-awareness that has won Watsky devoted fans across the globe. Alternately ribald and emotionally resonant, How to Ruin Everything announces a versatile writer with a promising career ahead.

Baker & Taylor
The poet, rapper and Internet sensation presents a debut essay collection that chronicles his triumphs over humiliation, strange misadventures and character-building experiences. Original.

& Taylor

Presents a collection of essays that chronicle the author's triumphs over humiliation, strange misadventures, and character-building experiences.

Publisher: New York, New York : Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9780147515995
Branch Call Number: 814.6 W33h 2016
Characteristics: 226 pages ; 21 cm


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This book is well worth your time. George Watsky is one of the most talented voices of his generation, however he chooses to express himself. The experiences Watsky shares will make you laugh, cry, and reexamine your views on life. Do yourself a favor!


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