Hi I’m considering writing a novel about a guy who, as a result of his general unworldliness, innocence and naïvete, goes through life making a rather huge mess of everything. Marriages, jobs, friendships, everything. Think of “Rain Man meets Forrest Gump” trying to make it in the real world, you get the idea. And I’m curious about whether this specific plot already exists in a novel. Comedy, drama, literary fiction, whatever. I suppose, if we follow the standard layout of a story, this plot would only work if others continually thwart this guy’s attempts at being successful. So, are there any voracious readers out there who might know of such a story, and be able to advise its title? I'd like to see how it was done, maybe get some ideas. Thanks.