by Jerome K. Jerome
Foreword by Joseph Connolly
"It is a theory of mine – wrong possibly, indeed I have so been informed – that we pick our way through life with too much care. We are forever looking down upon the ground. Maybe, we do avoid a stumble or two over a stone or a brier, but also we miss the blue of the sky, the glory of the hills."
Touching on subjects as vital to successful living as ‘The Inadvisability of Following Advice’ and ‘The Disadvantage of Not Getting What One Wants’, Jerome K. Jerome here sets forth an infectiously buoyant and timeless philosophy. With his characteristically charming anecdotal style, the eminent wit and perennially popular author of Three Men in a Boat and The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow enlivens topics common to everyday life and expounds ebulliently on more profound considerations. Written twelve years after The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, when the author had established himself as one of the great figures of the contemporary literary scene, the essays in this collection bear the mark of the mature man, by turns droll and insightful.
Publication date: 01/11/2009