Today we release a new version of Disappointments Diary, which we first published in 2012. The new version (available here) comes in a larger, more cumbersome format, suitable for use as a journal and week-to-view appointments diary. It’s not specific to one year and can be used any time, hence the name Perpetual Disappointments Diary.*
As before, the diary contains a weekly demotivational proverb, combining new ones with the most depressing of the old ones.
Targeting the international loser, we have included a section of Useful Phrases translated into French, German, Spanish and Mandarin.
Other additions include Bank Insecurity Questions (first published on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency), Personal SWOT Analysis, double the amount of Notable Deaths, and templates for Apology Notes and Passive-Aggressive Notes.
The diary comes with months and dates marked as normal, and a sheet of Monday stickers to mark the start of each working week. Dimensions are 210mm x 130mm.
Our strategic rationale is that it’s hard to do a new diary every year and there’s only a short window in which to sell each one, so by doing a Perpetual version, we free ourselves from having to do it again, while allowing us to flog this one grimly for years to come.
Perpetual Disappointments Diary is available from disappointmentsdiary.com for £13+p&p
This version is written and designed by Asbury & Asbury, based on an original design by Jim Sutherland, Hat-trick Design and Sue Asbury. You can read more about the original version in these previous posts.
* The name was Sue’s idea, which is pretty good for a designer.