The Diary of a Nobody is a book of fiction in the form of a diary, written by George Grossmith, with illustrations by Weedon Grossmith. First published in 1892, the book tells the story of a clerk living in London. Charles Pooter lives with his wife Carrie in a rented house, and is regularly visited by his friends Gowing and Cummings who live close by. He is a very loyal employee of his firm, and adores his manager, Perkupp like a God. Most of the diary narrates the day-to-day happenings in Pooter's life, over a period of an year. His son Lupin's arrival after his studies, his various "adventures" as seen from the perspective of Pooter, and the generation gap between the father and son, add some drama to the proceedings.
Though Pooter writes the diary in a straight-forward manner without intending to be funny, the various "accidents" in his life, and his commentaries on his thought process on various incidents make this book a very hilarious read.