This book is an oddity. On the surface, it is light, humorous and a quick read but the message of the book is that of personal responsibility: embrace life and recognize the consequences, both positive and negative. The conversation between the central character and his teenage daughter epitomizes this. We often hear that humans need to be shocked out of complacency and their status quo for them to affect their behaviour, which partially explains the choice of title. This is not a literary masterpiece, simply a clever book with an excellent message. When you ask yourself, "should I buy this book?", simply say the title emphatically and loudly and give your own status quo a little jolt. Enjoy!