All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

All My Friends are Superheroes

byAndrew Kaufman

Kobo ebook | August 12, 2011

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All Tom's friends really are superheroes. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding the Perfectionist is hypnotized by her ex, Hypno, to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later the Perfectionist is sure that Tom has abandoned her, so she's moving to Vancouver. She's going to use her superpower to leave all the heartbreak behind. With no idea that Tom is beside her she boards the plane: Tom has until they touch down to convince her he's there, or he loses her forever. A wonderful, heartbreakingly funny tribute to love, sweet love. 'A work of adorable genius. Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.' Scott Pack 'An adorable book.' Toby Litt 'The funniest, quirkiest romance of the year.' Marie Phillips 'One of the saddest, funniest, strangest, and most romantic books ... Brilliant!' The Bookseller

Title:All My Friends are SuperheroesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 12, 2011Publisher:SaqiLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1846591007

ISBN - 13:9781846591006

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book of all time I've always had a hard time explaining this book to people. At it's core it is a novel about a man trying to get his wife to see him (both literally and figuratively) but underneath it is so much more. It is about the gifts we have, the way we interact with our peers, the ways in which we find meaning... it's such a beautiful novel that by the very last sentence of the book I was overcome with a feeling that I had just been a part of something special. If you like whimsy with an element of the strange, true love, and superpowers you'll love this book.
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and continued to make me think I liked the book, but definitely loved his born weird book a lot more. I think I haven't quite grasped all of the nuances and subtleties of the book. I feel like I am missing something or not able to extrapolate as much as I should be able to. It is a very short book - 110 pages for the actual story and then another 35 for extra information, so I will be able to read it again quickly. I am looking forward to this. I am not sure how it is such a great love story.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Concept Of the three Andrew Kaufman books I've read, this is the one where I most appreciated his use of quirky powers.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyday superheroes; just like us! A brilliantly thoughtful book, full of imaginative characters with equally imaginative superpowers! I love that the conclusion of the story happens within it's last moments with a nice twist; perfect!
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! Delightful and charming tale. The characters are fun and the story is easy to read.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We are all superheroes in our own right If my love for "Born Weird" was any indication, I knew I was going to enjoy one of Andrew Kaufman's earlier popular works, "All My Friend Are Superheroes." Disappointed I was not. This 10th Anniversary Edition included more superhero profiles - anecdotes on who they are and what their superpower consisted of. They could be the most mundane, or be of the consequential use, but these powers of theirs ultimately reminds us just how human they are because of how they use and perceive their special abilities. The couple dozens of the 249 superheroes in Toronto introduced to us really are reflective of real-life people around us from different slices of society. Besides that, what "All My Friends Are Superheroes" really centers on is a relationship that has run into an obstacle, and the lengths both sides will go to, if they were willing to. Its whimsical presentation only added a delightful quirk to a romantic story. Bravo Andrew Kaufman, and that imaginative mind of yours.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Little bit disappointed Some cool ideas, but a super-short book. I thought it was a full length novel and it's more like a long short story.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughed out loud! I don't remember the last time I laughed out loud while reading a book, but this one did it. And what a fantastic ending to an amazing story with a unique and quirky concept. I saw alot of myself on these pages.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... cutest little story
Date published: 2013-02-05