Written for people who are just looking for the best of anything anyone has on offer because they can't reach someone else's expectations of what that should be, for themselves, Getting Everything Backwards contains more than 2,500 jokes and one-liners that offers readers one way to make it look like you're at your best even if it's just a vision of light blinding everyone to all your inner demons.
Willidau has spent years laughing at himself, collecting his thoughts, taken time off to reflect, found his animal instincts, re-schooled himself in life and checked himself in to be checked out and still could never be satisfied with himself, in other people's eyes. So Ken Willidau's philosophy, now, is that if you can't get over your own guilt, remember that someone's best isn't everybody's best so it's best to be your own for you. Trying to keep the faith, throughout a life enveloped by a feeling of man-made and heavensent guilt, Willidau tries to show the good within each chapter of his life and let it shine through for all to see.
Willidau takes his best to show people he's the best he can be as long as they don't dig any deeper into his soul. And he hopes you see the best in him, too. Chapters are testaments to how looking your best is as good as being it to people who worship those qualities and ignore what they don't see. Among them, "Genesis", "False Idols", "Proverbs", "Noah's Ark", "Acts" and "Exodus" make the sermon one to question your faith in your own best beliefs. The pulpit is filled with a preacher of jokes using wit, twisted logic, dark humour, confessions you've made, plays on words and double entendre humour. Putting your faith in Ken, at his best, will make him feel better about himself and, hopefully, you. But, no guilt either way.
Getting Everything Backwards is a perfect read for those times when you know you're never going to be the best you can be for others, so you might as well spend time with someone who's trying to look it, if not be it, for you.