#OneRedPaperclip by Kyle Macdonald
Kyle Macdonald begins by telling us of how he has become stuck in a rut with life, struggling to find work, waking up late and generally spinning his back wheels trying to get anywhere. He makes the decision to embark in a game he used to play growing up called bigger and better, the concept of which is simply to take any odd, mundane or downright stupid item and aim to trade it for something bigger and better. If you hadn't guessed already, Kyle begins with one red paperclip.
This is a gripping, interesting, funny and quirky tale, with some downright odd trades keeping the story fresh and interesting, broken up with Kyle's opinions and attitudes towards life; about staying grounded, genuine, and being passionate about whatever it is you may be doing, no matter how insignificant you may feel it is. An excellent read.