Best. Times. Ever.

With conflicts around the globe, rampant environmental damage, economic struggles, poverty and the ongoing threat of terrorism, the world isn't perfect right now. But is everything really going to hell in a handbasket? Should we really be feeling so miserable?

Best. Times. Ever. briefly assesses our favourite things to complain about, and explains why, believe it or not, things aren't as bad as they used to be. In fact, we're actually improving! From the serious (the number of people dying in wars is 2,000 a year; in the 1950s, it was 65,000 a year) to the frivolous (Vertigo had bad reviews in 1957, was considered a cinema classic by 1987, and was recently voted the greatest movie ever made - so even movies get better), this is an optimistic answer to those who say that everything is getting worse. There is room for improvement, but we're heading in the right direction! Humorous, light reading, but peppered with useful information and trivia and an all round uplifiting message.

Author(s) Mark Juddery
Category General Non-Fiction
Date published 14 Apr 2014
ISBN 9781742706481
Format Hardback
Details 304 pages - 108mm x 168mm

RRP: £9.99

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