Review: Fail Harder

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Fail HarderFail Harder: Ridiculous Illustrations of Epic Fails Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on September 6, 2011
Genres: Humor, Nonfiction
Pages: 192
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
three-stars

A visual romp through the world of epic fails, Fail Harder offers 200 fresh examples of what NOT to do in every environment as based on the hugely successful (88 million page views per month) website failblog.org.

FAIL Harder follows the hilarious best-seller Fail Nation to showcase 200 original full-color photos of world-wide FAILS based on the popular website failblog.org, the most visited member of the Cheezburger Network.

So what qualifies as a FAIL? How about a nursery outfitted with a gun rack hanging over the baby's crib? Perhaps the equation, "E=MC3" written on a classroom's write/erase board. What about a trifecta of beauty parlor, chain saw repair, and nightclub housed inside an all-in-one-stop shop? 

Classic FAILs like these are presented in more than 15 different categories, including At Home, In A Relationship, On the Job, and With Your Pets.

If you must FAIL, FAIL Harder.

Fail Blog has given me hours of entertainment in the past. It’s like America’s Funniest Home Videos, only with the addition of grammatical errors, no commercials and the ability to skip the lame ones. Oh yeah, and no Bob Saget. In short, it can be super hilarious, either for the kind of people who like to watch Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (aka those who like watching people fall down) or those who enjoy laughing at the idiocy of others (such as grammar or factual errors).

This collection represents the site pretty well, although obviously lacks the video content. Some of the images were hilarious, some were nothing special and one or two I never did figure out (this is shameful). Still, I think I prefer the convenience and the additional content available in the web environment. But if you’re standing in line at a store and can flip through this, by all means do.

For more fail, click here. Just kidding. Here’s the real link: http://failblog.org/.

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