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Worst. Person. Ever.

(2013)
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A razor-sharp portrait of a morally bankrupt and gleefully wicked modern man, Worst. Person. Ever. is Douglas Coupland's gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable novel.

Meet Raymond Gunt. A decent chap who tries to do the right thing. Or, to put it another way, the worst person ever: a foul-mouthed, misanthropic cameraman, trailing creditors, ex-wives and unhappy homeless people in his wake. Men dislike him, women flee from him. Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id."

He's a B-unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor-style reality show. Along the way, Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to re-enact the 'Angry Dance' from the movie Billy Elliot and finds himself at the centre of a nuclear war. We also meet Raymond's upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, as well as Raymond's ex-wife, Fiona, herself 'an atomic bomb of pain'. Even though he really puts the 'anti' in anti-hero, you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character.

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April 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0-399-16843-5 / 978-0-399-16843-7 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0-345-81373-1 / 978-0-345-81373-2 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0-434-01990-9 / 978-0-434-01990-8 (UK edition)
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 0-14-218193-5 / 978-0-14-218193-5 (UK edition)
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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ISBN: 0-09-953739-7 / 978-0-09-953739-7 (UK edition)
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May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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ISBN: 0-345-81374-X / 978-0-345-81374-9 (USA edition)
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October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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ISBN: 0-434-01991-7 / 978-0-434-01991-5 (UK edition)
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
Author(s): Douglas Coupland
ISBN: 1-4805-6221-1 / 978-1-4805-6221-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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April 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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Title: Worst. Person. Ever.
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