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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Freedom Is Blogging in Your Underwear by Hugh MacLeod

Freedom Is Blogging in Your Underwear


Think of it a wee love letter to the blog. As everything and everybody gets swallowed up by Facebook, Google+ and other death stars, remember the importance of having one's own piece of real estate to call one's own...
Summary taken from
Length: 128 pages (Hardcover)
Source: Toronto Public Library
Publication Date: April 26th 2012 by Portfolio Hardcover          

Awhile back I was in the library glancing over their section where they put they're new or up and coming novels when I saw this one. Since I'm a blogger I just thought this book would offer me a few chuckles.

Unfortunately this book was not amusing, entertaining or witty as I had hoped it would be. In fact I actually had to force myself to continue reading this itty bitty 128 page book. Throughout the whole book I was waiting for the author to be witty but instead I was met with a mish mash of comics and nonsensical ramblings about the authors life here and there. Plus I was still waiting to see how this book related to blogging at all really.

Not once did I ever get a true sense that the author was a blogger until he mentioned it in the text. If he hadn't I would never have known. As for the little comic sketches that he included I thought they were poor drawn but maybe that's his style I don't know but I did not see the point of any of them and thought they added nothing to the book.

Overall, I don't really think the book had any purpose really. I mean it was just a bunch of rambling so I never really got the point of it and that in itself was my biggest irritant. I would not recommend this one to anyone but if you do want to read it, borrow it from your library first.

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Not for me!


  1. Too bad ... it seems to have such potential!

  2. The cover and title would draw in a blogger. Sorry it wasn't a fun read. Thanks for sharing.


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