Everything is the Worst: A Book for People Who Just Can’t + Win a copy!

Thomas Allen & Son sent me Everything is the Worst in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and from the heart.

It’s the middle of April for crying out loud and the windows are frozen shut, the power is cutting out, my nose is running like a tap and we’re out of tissues with lotion. Yeah, everything could be a lot worse, but can we not do that for a minute and just call it the shitshow that it is? If you just nodded in agreement, 1) you are my people, and 2) you’ll love Everything Is The Worst: A Book For People Who Just Can’t. New this month from Workman Publishing, it’s a collection of hand-lettered illustrations that say what’s on our minds at one time or another — things like “Can everyone please shut up”, “I’d rather stay home”, and “Tired AF”. PLUS a paper garland to punch out and string together that says “Everything Sucks”. Perfect to flip through on those days when you’re not feelin’ it, and great to gift to that friend who tells it like it is. “If I’m at a party where I’m not enjoying myself, I will put some cookies in my pocket and leave without saying goodbye.” — Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (Mindy’s quoted in the book too, along with Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and other smart people.) 

Everything is the Worst (cover)

Everything Is the Worst, Page 77 (credit Workman Publishing)

Everything Is the Worst, Page 79 (credit Workman Publishing)

So many of these would make fantastic prints. I’d love to see another edition with perforated edges so you could tear out the pages and frame them or stick them up.

Everything Is the Worst, Page 85 (credit Workman Publishing)

Sprinkled in between are gems like “A Useful Script For Getting Out of Anything” (just fill in the blanks!), the lists “It’s Okay To Give Up (and have a drink) When…” and “Appropriate Times To Just Say F*ck It”. Refreshing, right?

Everything is the Worst_ A Book for People Who Just Can't


Thanks to Workman Publishing, I’ve got a copy of Everything Is The Worst to give away! To enter to win, tell me something you might say or think when you just can’t. This entry is mandatory.

For an additional entry, visit try small things on Facebook and like (or love!) this post and leave a comment, then tell me you did so and your name on Facebook in the comments below. (Shares aren’t necessary, but I really appreciate it!) 

And feel free to tweet the following once per day and leave the url for your tweet in the comments below (one entry per tweet). Make sure you’re following try small things on Twitter for your entry to count.

Snag a copy of “Everything Is The Worst: A Book For People Who Just Can’t” from @trysmallthings CAN 4/30 https://wp.me/p4xBed-6F5 #EverythingIsTheWorst #canwin

The contest is open to Canadian residents 18+ excluding Quebec and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2018. The potential winner (chosen at random) must respond to prize notification within 48 hours and provide the correct answer to a skill-testing question, otherwise another winner will be selected.

Update May 1, 2018: Congratulations Jen T!

Images 2, 3, 4 and the cover excerpted from Everything Is the Worst: A Book for People Who Just Can’t. Copyright © 2018. Used with permission from Workman Publishing.

99 responses to “Everything is the Worst: A Book for People Who Just Can’t + Win a copy!”

  1. I smile up at them and then say, “I’m smiling because I can’t possibly do that”. 🙂 A nice way to just that I just can’t. Thanks for the chance!

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