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Yes man : the amazing tale of what happens when you decide to say - yes (edition 2008)

by Danny Wallace

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Title:Yes man : the amazing tale of what happens when you decide to say - yes
Authors:Danny Wallace
Info:London : Ebury, 2008.
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  Lunapilot | Jul 19, 2016 |
Way different from the movie, but I enjoyed both. The book was a bit inspiring and many l-o-l moments. At times it was annoying that he WASN'T saying no, but that wasn't until about 3/4 the way through.

A definite keeper. So close to 5 stars. Made me smile. ( )
  GettinBetter | Jun 27, 2016 |
I didn't see the movie. I'm not at all familiar with the author's other accomplishments. I have no idea whether this is a memoir or a fantasy or serious evangelism. I don't care about any of that right now. And neither should you.

Just read this, and have fun with it, and if you find anything you can use from it, use it, and if you don't, that's ok too. Share joy. Say yes more. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
388 pages


Did you see the film, Yes Man, with Jim Carrey? Well this book is what the film is loosely based off…and I do mean loosely. And while I enjoy the film, if I had choose, of course the book would win hands down. In both the film and the book, the main man says yes to everything in an ability to see life in a different way…and that’s where the similarities end.

In the book Danny Wallace finds himself in quite the slump in life when a stranger says something that will change his life forever…”Say yes more often”. And boy does he take it to heart. He starts saying yes to EVERYTHING – sometimes with great results and other times it kicks him right in the butt. But its’ a risk he takes and one yes always leads him somewhere else where another yes is said. Countries are visited, friends are found, memories are made. The author is incredibly sarcastic, in that dry British way I love so much. He can be incredibly funny but also insightful. This book was exactly what I needed. It was uplifting (mostly), humorous at just the right places, and more inspiring than I thought it would be. I am glad I picked up this book at a used bookstore – it was a “yes” I’m pleased I took.
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  UberButter | Feb 9, 2016 |
i had seen the movie, and thought it 'off' for a couple reasons. one, the main character was too old for some of the things he did, and two, many of the things that happened didn't make sense. bbut i stumbled upon the book on amazon, and it sounded good. glad i bought it! the idea for the movie may have come from the book, but the events that happened are totally different! i really enjoyed this book, and now plan to read a couple others by danny wallace. ( )
  ownedbycats | Sep 1, 2013 |
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"The wise man can pick up a grain of sand and envision a whole universe. But the stupid man will just lie down on some seaweed and roll around until he's completely draped in it. Then he'll stand up and go, 'Hey, I'm Vine Man!'"
- Jack Handey
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It was nearly midnight. I was standing in the rain, outside the house of a rich banker in Las Vegas.
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From Amazon: 'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I Will Swear To Say Yes Where Once I Would Say No.' Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn't doing the young, free and single thing very well. Instead he was avoiding people. Texting them Instead of calling them. Calling them Instead of meeting them. That is until that one fateful date when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to 'Say Yes more'. These three simple words changed Danny's life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say Yes to everything, in order to make his life more interesting. And boy, did it get more interesting.
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Danny Wallace had been staying in far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend he was avoiding people. That is until that one fateful day when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to 'say yes more'. These words changed Danny's life forever. This is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say yes to everything.… (more)

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