Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?

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Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life
Author Steve Lowe
Alan McArthur
Country Britain
Language English
Genre Humour
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
Publication date
3 November 2005
ISBN 0-316-72953-1
OCLC 61440657
Followed by Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?: Volume Two

Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?: The Encyclopedia of Modern Life is a book by Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur. It was published in Britain in 2005. The authors give satirical criticisms of people, places, institutions and phenomena seen in modern British life. Subjects include Live 8, 50 Cent, Chris Martin, Philip Green and The Daily Mail. The jacket copy describes the book as a "broadside against consumer capitalism," and this is a recurring theme throughout. The book displays a broadly left-wing view of life.

The book was also made available as an audio CD read by Julian Rhind-Tutt and Stephen Mangan.

In November 2006, Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?: Volume Two was released as a sequel, with the same authors turning their attentions to Lemsip medicine and Bratz dolls amongst other subjects. The book features the tagline "Because if anything, it all just keeps getting worse".

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