Summary

George Mahood had a nice, easy, comfortable life. He had a job, a house, a wife, and kids. But something was missing. He was stuck in a routine of working, changing nappies, and cleaning up cat sick. He felt like he was missing out on a lot of what the world had to offer. He then discovered that it was Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. The day after that was National Curmudgeon Day, and the day after that was Inane Answering Machine Message Day.
In fact, the calendar is full of these quirky, weird, and wonderful events. He realized that somebody somewhere had created these holidays, believing that they were important enough to warrant their own official day. Surely he should therefore be more appreciative of their existence? So he decided to try and celebrate them all. As you do. He hoped that at the end of the challenge he would be transformed into a happier, more intelligent and more content person.
Follow George on his hilarious, life-changing adventure as he tries to balance his normal life with a wealth of new experiences, people, facts, and ridiculous situations. It's a rip-roaring, life-affirming, roller coaster of a ride, where every day is a holiday.
©2014 George Mahood (P)2016 George Mahood
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pete on 06-04-18

Something for every day...

Having read the original book, it was interesting to get a different experience by listening to the audio version, albeit not with George's own voice

The fact that it is audio increases the circumstances in which it can be read - streamed to the car audio, for example, or as in my case, also whilst out walking the dog

It is the sort of book which, because it is effectively a daily diary, can be picked up at any point to see what ridiculous events have been selected for that day's enjoyment. Or you can take it day by day and read just the events for that day and go out and celebrate them (or not!) - there are certainly some ridiculous ones included!

James does a great job at bringing to life George's sometimes desperate attempts to re-enact the day's celebrations, sometimes involving his own poor family who by now should know better than to listen to a word he says in the knowledge that disaster inevitably looms, even introducing one of his own once he realises that there is nothing "official" about these official events and anyone can make one up...

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5 out of 5 stars
By martin on 24-03-18

Great everyday book

Loved the book. Its a great every day book about life ik Britain, with spices. I have never thought about the celebratory days and i probably wont in the future either. But the humour and family life/remarks make the book a great listen anyway.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 15-04-17

Loved It

Great listen. I'm totally hooked on George Mahood's humor and storytelling. You get to learn a lot about his family and get to feel you know them at some point.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kelley L. McIntosh on 08-03-17

witty and entertaining.

it was great fun and enjoyed listening on my commute. made me forget about all the other bad news.

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