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Middle Class Problems Problems but Not Real Actual Problems, Just Middle Class Ones by Benjamin Lee

Middle Class Problems Problems but Not Real Actual Problems, Just Middle Class Ones

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With tongue firmly in cheek, Benjamin Lee has selected the best of the angst filled entries from his website @middleclassProb. There are real cries for help – “I’ve had a flax seed stuck up my nose for over a day now” and real desperate statements of fact “The Ironing Lady didn’t come yesterday and my shirts are all wrinkly”. You may laugh in sympathy – or derision but laugh you will. If there was ever a book to keep in (one of) your loo(s) then this is it.

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Middle Class Problems Problems but Not Real Actual Problems, Just Middle Class Ones by Benjamin Lee

This is a collection of real-life inconveniences faced by the iPhone-losing, polenta-burning, Eurostar-missing middle classes. While 870 million people in the world suffer from starvation, it's worth sparing a thought for the beleaguered and misunderstood middle classes who face similarly harrowing issues every day. 'My horse just ate my favourite boots' 'Feel like I've forgotten how to ski' 'Put too much balsamic vinegar on my salad and now I'm dying' From overcooking the quinoa to downloading the wrong book to the wrong kindle, things can get pretty rough in the recently renovated homes of our harangued elite. Fortunately, they can now turn to Twitter in their distress, finding a haven and a natural outlet in @MiddleClassProb, where Benjamin Lee has been collecting our most hilarious cris de coeur since 2010.


'A compendium of priceless iPhone-losing, quinoa-overcooking, Eurostar-missing middle-class cries for help' Bookseller

About the Author

Benjamin Lee is editor of and has written for the Guardian. Since 2010 he has run the hugely popular @MiddleClassProb Twitter account.

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4th December 2014


Benjamin Lee

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Square Peg an imprint of Vintage Publishing


176 pages


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