How not to be a twit — it’s good advice
Roald Dahl is that guy who made childhood a hoot and adulthood just a bit naughty for decades.
The British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter (and one-time fighter pilot) wrote such gems as James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and Tales of
the Unexpected for the grown-ups.
This is a wee collection of his wonderful absurdities, complete with illustrations. They are sorted into categories like growing down, words, looks, food and achieving your phizzwizards, or dreams. My favourites are in there, like: “A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure is why he does it”.
And: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely”.
How Not to be a Twit and other Wisdom from Roald DahlRoald Dahl, Penguin Random House, $19.99