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How to be Good

How to be Good is a novel by English writer Nick Hornby. It centers around the characters of David and his wife, Katie, and the events that unfold when David stops being "The Angriest Man In Holloway" and starts to be "good", with his spiritual healer, DJ Goodnews.

Warning: Spoilers follow

The duo go about this by nominally convincing people to give their spare bedrooms to the homeless, but as their next scheme comes around, "reversal" (being good to people one has been not good to in the past), this proves to be fruitless and thus David gives up his strivings and his plans for a book on how to be good, appropriately named "How to be Good".