The 10 Worst of Everything

Represented by:
Susan Smith

Category:
Non-fiction

Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books

Publication date:
October 2018

Foreign rights controlled by:
Michael O'Mara Books

Most books celebrate the exceptions rather than the rule. They focus on the over-achievers, the unique and strange success stories. They don’t provide a fair reflection of the general tide of history – but they do make your average reader feel, well, more average.

The 10 Worst of Everything redresses this imbalance and shows that you maybe shouldn’t take it too badly if your own plans aren’t working out. And there’s nearly always someone worse off than you. Which is reassuring, if nothing else.

This is a fascinating compendium of disappointing facts about the worldvital information about places to avoid, mind-boggling information about medicinehistory and sciencepop culture misses, as well as all the daft things we do to each other. It will help to prove the old adage that you can always learn more from failure than you can from success. And hey, even if you don’t want to boost your brain, there’s still the fun of watching other people go wrong.