How to be a Better Person

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Atlantic Books, Aug 1, 2012 - Humor - 300 pages
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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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About the author (2012)

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.

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