Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Gudetama: Mindfulness for the Lazy by Wook-Jin Clark


All right, listen up you bitches. Gudetama is here to teach you how not to be a dick. You thought this was a meditation guide? Pfffft. It's actually an online enrollment course called Don't Be a Dick 101, featuring such topics as "Arguing About Stupid Shit on the Internet Is Stupid," "Maybe Don't Send Your Liberal Niece That Ben Shapiro Podcast, Aunt Mildred," "Stealing Phones Is Wrong, Even if You Need the Money," and "Stop Stealing All the Office Cake, Gretchen, You Bitch."*

*Not the actual chapter titles

This was fine and the art was cute, but I'm not sure who the target audience is? Like, if you're arguing with people on Twitter while sitting atop a mountain of stolen phones, I'm not sure this book is going to help all that much. It seems like one of those novelty cash-ins that people sell at gift stores and airports. Yes, it's cute, but it doesn't really serve any purpose. I was going to give it two stars but the twist ending made my icy heart thaw an eighth of a degree so I'm rounding up. Don't tell anyone I'm soft, okay?

2.5 out of 5 stars

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