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More Heroic Failures - Penguin Readers

More Heroic Failures - Penguin Readers

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More Heroic Failures
Of course, some people are successful — clever, unusual people like Einstein, Mozart, Steven Spielberg. But thisbook is not for them . . .
How
badly
can people do things, if they really try?In
The Book of Heroic Failures
you met the world’sworst tourist — Mr Nicholas Scotti, the man who landedin New York and thought it was Rome. You read aboutthe uselessness of Mr R. E. de Bruycker, the spy whogave the enemy more information than he got from them.You read about the famous Mr Philip McCutchcon, theman with one eye and one leg who became one of theworld’s poorest thieves.These are some of the greatest failures of all time,people who have been better at doing things badly thananyone else in the world. They are more than ordinaryfailures — they are heroes.Now, in
 More Heroic Failures,
you can read moregreat examples of how not to do anything right. Thereare the British football players who lost 21-0 to SVWMainz of Germany. There is the great Norwegian, MrTeigan, singer of the worst European Song Show song of 1978. And Dr Brian Richards of Deal, England, one of the unluckiest lovers there has ever been.Stephen Pile wrote
The Book of Heroic Failures
in 1979and said immediately, “I will never write another book about failures.” Soon after that, he wrote
 More HeroicFailures.
 Mr Pile decided never to become a writer many yearsago, not long before he began writing for newspapersand wrote his first book. He lives in Richmond, a part of London. He once tried to live outside of London, butfailed. He is unable to do a great many things.
 
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