Perpetual Disappointments Diary (in bookshops/Amazon)
Not available in this store, but published by Pan Macmillan in the UK and available here.
Published in the US by Chronicle.
"Best. Diary. Ever." London Metro
"Very, very funny." Creative Review
"Cheeringly depressing." The Guardian
"Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Buy It." New York Times
New York Times interview here. Featured in The Guardian Gift Guide 2014, ShortList Gift Guide 2014, Cosmopolitan Top 10 diaries 2015.
Non-year-specific and depressingly suitable for 2018.
An appointments diary and
journal with a series of disappointing twists. Ground yourself with a weekly demotivational proverb ("If ignorance is bliss, why are you so sad?", "Crappe diem") and reminders of Notable Deaths. Travel the world with Useful
Phrases translated into French, German, Mandarin and Spanish ("Do you have any very cheap wine", "I have destroyed my rental car"). Evaluate your future with Personal SWOT
Analysis (with extended space for weaknesses and threats). And save time with templates for Apology Notes and Passive-Aggressive Notes.
An address book section includes space for People Who Never Call, Imaginary Friends and Imaginary Enemies. A notes section includes Ideas You'll Never Follow Up and Notes Toward A Tweet Everyone Will Ignore. Also contains Bank Insecurity Questions, originally published on McSweeney's Internet Tendency.
210 x 130mm
UK: £2.50; EU: £5.50; Rest of the world: £8.50