Oops! Books about Bouncing Back from Blunders

So the good news, Steve Harvey, is that you’re in good company. The bad news? It’s because you announced the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant. But look, everybody makes mistakes—what matters is how you bounce back. Maybe it’s time to write a sequel to your book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches? In the meantime, for insight into overcoming adversity, you can sample the following titles.

F My Life, by Maxime ValetteSo You've Been Publicly Shamed

The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club, by Laurie Notaro

Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence, by Paul Feig

Mortified: Real Words. Real People. Real Pathetic, by David Nadelbert

Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation, by Aisha Tyler

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed: A Journey through the World of Public Humiliation, by Jon Ronson

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments, by David Foster Wallace



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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