Schadenfreude: The Little Book of Black Delights

Schadenfreude: The Little Book of Black Delights

By: Tim Lihorea (author)Hardback

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We might not like to admit to it, but everyone - even the gentlest of souls - derives a secret guilty satisfaction from the misfortune of others. Tim Lihoreau has made it his business to uncover the myriad ways in which schadenfreude rears its wicked head, including: Turparphilia: To delight in the less than aesthetically beautiful nature of a friend's offspring. Nimbuphilia: To delight in driving wildly through a kerb-side puddle which you know to be too close to a pedestrian. Famaphilia: To delight in witnessing a celebrity in an everyday pickle. Schadenfreude: The Little Book of Black Delights uncovers the shady details of our darkest pleasures. Naming, defining and explaining each one in turn with fascinating insights and erudite wit, it drives at the heart of what it is we find so irresistibly delightful when faced with the other people's discomfort. Whether you actively pursue them, only think of them or even try and deny them, your blackest delights are in here somewhere...

About Author

Tim Lihoreau is one of Classic FM's best-loved presenters. A regular writer and contributor to print and online media, he is also the author of numerous bestselling books.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781907642371
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9781907642371
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 1907642374

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