The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith.

Cover imageI don’t think this book has ever been out of print since it was first published 120 years ago. A number of the editions are now available as free Kindle downloads.
George Grossmith was a very talented man – actor, singer, pianist, author, journalist, stand-up comedian. Jointly with his brother, Weedon, he wrote a series of humorous articles for Punch. These were expanded and published as the novel.
If you haven’t read it I recommend that you treat yourself to this delightfully funny, warm and charming tale of socially insecure Charles Pooter who believes that his diary will be recognised as a work of literary and historical merit.
It is possible that the reader needs to have adult children to fully appreciate the relationship that Pooter has with his son, but even without that extra insight I’m sure you’ll enjoy this classic.

I obtained it as a free download for Kindle from Amazon. The Diary of a Nobody