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How to be good. Nick Hornby

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Has there been a thread on discussing this book before? I have just finished it and generally feel it was rather depressing. Not sure I have a take away from it? Do books need to have a take away I guess? Anyone read this? 

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There does not seem to be any other thread on this book. It has been mentioned in other threads but, unfortunately, not with great enthusiasm.

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