May 1, 2016
Will be available from Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, and other booksellers.
Barnes & Nobel: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dull-men-of-great-britain-leland-carlson/1122703402?ean=9781785030901#productInfoTabs
40 men in the book — including a drainspotter, a lawn diarist, the founder of the Apostrophe Protection Society, three Guinness World Record holders—records for growing giant vegetables, collecting traffic cones, and collecting vacuum cleaners.
It’s riveting to see how passionate the men are about things others often regard as mundane, everyday, ordinary, dull.
In his Forward to the book, Dr. Mark Coulson (Psychology Department, Middlesex University, London) says:
“The mundane contains much that is beautiful and fascinating. I encourage everyone to read through the forty stories in this book and ask themselves, ‘Where can I find happiness like that?’”
I noted (with relief) that Dr. Mark Coulson is from Middlesex University. That’s far better than being from Uppersex or Lowersex Universities.
Having read the forward to the new book I found myself becoming almost excited! Therefore I would like to say that the book is not dull enough and could do with some editing to dull it down a bit. Just a thought.
Also, I think it is not good to overhype what is a perfectly dull publication.