An underachiever's diary: a novella

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Publisher:
Delacorte Press,
Pub. Date:
[1998]
Language:
English
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This is the diary of William, a devout underachiever. He lives by the following principles: 1. Alone in an age of increasing competition and diminished possibilities, the underachiever, when faced with doing battle, willforfeitrather than draw blood in the modern arena. He ispowerless,anddeliberately weak. 2. The underachiever ismisanthropic by default.He will usenegativityas his greatest weapon, and reserve the right to criticize all that is exalted in both secular and religious society. He lives at acalculated distancefrom the mainstream, longing secretly to be included, while, at the same time, voicing his contempt for those who play by the rules, that is, achievers of the garden variety, and especially his nemesis, the overachiever. 3. Rather than saying "Yes, yes" to life, the underachiever will say   "No, thank you." If pressed, he will turnbelligerent. 4. Underachievers are not to be confused with younger, slower brothers of southern presidents, like Billy Carter and Roger Clinton. These gentlemen do the best with whatever genetic leftovers they've been given, while the underachiever is entrusted with a master key to opportunity's home office, and misplaces it. 5. If the underachiever were a mixed drink, he would be a dry martini, one partobscurity(vermouth), three partsunhappiness(gin). --fromUnderachieving: A Theory (William's college term paper) With his debut novel,An Underachiever's Diary,Benjamin Anastas has written a hymn to the imperfect and created a definitive antihero for the 90s.
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