Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary

Dull Men of Great Britain Celebrating the Ordinary Neil collects bricks Kevin is a roundabout enthusiast John runs the Apostrophe Protection Society and Keith s actual job is watching paint dry They are members of the Dull Men s Club and are passion

  • Title: Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary
  • Author: Leland Carlson
  • ISBN: 9781785030901
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Neil collects bricks, Kevin is a roundabout enthusiast, John runs the Apostrophe Protection Society and Keith s actual job is watching paint dry They are members of the Dull Men s Club and are passionate about the everyday, unglamorous things in life They are dull and proud and urge the good ordinary men of the nation to join them now Whether you have a thing for pylonsNeil collects bricks, Kevin is a roundabout enthusiast, John runs the Apostrophe Protection Society and Keith s actual job is watching paint dry They are members of the Dull Men s Club and are passionate about the everyday, unglamorous things in life They are dull and proud and urge the good ordinary men of the nation to join them now Whether you have a thing for pylons or rhubarb, reclaim and celebrate the ordinary Includes free honorary membership and certificate.

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    1. I love this book! As someone who takes a great deal of pleasure from observing the mundane (and has the trainspotting notebooks to prove it), I love this celebration of dull passions. I particularly like the guy who photographs post boxes, the boy who collects tax discs, the man who has visited every railway station in the country, and - my particular favourite - the man who has kept a detailed diary of every time he has mowed his lawn since 1984! Such dedication! These men are a true inspiratio [...]

    2. Ah, this book. It was a Christmas gift from a dear friend, but I finally picked it up to read (my stacks of to-be-reads are dwindling!), and found it to be rather wonderful. When I first got it, I assumed it was something along the lines of the deadpan humor of The Onion website, but in fact the member stories within come across as genuinely in earnest. Frankly, any of these individuals would be neighbors I'd be happy to see living next door. Are the collections eccentric? Sure, but many of them [...]

    3. Interesting book on the hobbies and interests of men often considered dull. Examples include bandstands, tax disc collecting and the roundabout enthusiast. The book also includes details on how to become a Dull Men's Club member. This was given to me by my family as a Christmas gift so maybe I should celebrate being a Dull Man.

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