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How to Be a Better Person

Why is it so difficult to find the time to help others? When Seb Hunter became aware of a nagging ache in the place where his soul ought to be, he embarked on a two year odyssey of volunteering - with hilarious results. He collects litter, teaches pensioners how to use the internet, works at Oxfam (where he meets Gladys, his septuagenarian nemesis), mans a steam train line, becomes a star DJ on hospital radio, visits prisoners, and runs a very long way for charity...But will his quest for self-improvement be successful? How to Be a Better Person is the tale of a cynic's attempt to become a better person by helping others. For nothing. It's a volunteering call-to-arms! Oh no it's not! Well it is, sort of...
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'Downright hilarious' Herald

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Seb Hunter is the author of two previous books, Hell Bent for Leather: Confessions of a Heavy Metal Addict (2004) and Rock Me Amadeus: When Ignorance Meets High Art, Things Can Get Messy (2006). He is one third of the avant-drone ensemble, Crater, in which he plays guitar and electronics. He lives in Winchester.


"'Downright hilarious' Herald 'Read Seb Hunter and marvel [at his] comic touch and loopy charm... If you wish to do good without turning into a do-gooder, bust the "little bubble" of self-regard and get with his programme.' Independent 'Entertaining and, yes, inspirational.' The Gloss 'Darkly cynical but inspiring, without bludgeoning us with its message.' Elle 'An almost indecent degree of wit and charm... Seb Hunter has a rapier wit and he's not afraid to use it. Thoroughly recommended.' Scotsman 'Funny and true' Observer"

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