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>FML Book Review and Competition Update

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Good morning everyone.

As you may have gathered, my beloved, whom I love deeply, hasn’t announced the winners of competition yet, so you’ve got a little more time to enter.

Here’s my review of the book:

There have been a bewildering amount of books turned into blogs, most of them only suitable as a ‘book at bogtime’ and the majority sinking without trace. This book is different. It’s iconic. By getting people to purge themselves of their shame and horror, the book has a snapshot of humanity at its most vulnerable.

The stories are funny, sad, shocking and cringeworthy. However it’s not schaenfreude that gives enjoyment, but recognition, empathy. We can relate to these near haikus of humiliation and this is the books real value, not as some website spin-off, but something that shows us that we can empathise with each other, even if the ‘other’ is a stranger.

You will want to laugh and cry in this book, often at the same time, but it reminds us that to err is human, to have empathy is truly humane.

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