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We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python - from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theatre and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humour that has delighted his audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth. Written and read by Eric Idle (p) Orion Publishing Group 2018
Finally, you're a proper grown-up! But between the paunch and the mortgage, you're starting to wonder if this is what you really want. You need midlife crisis survival skills: Stop calling it a midlife crisis and start calling it Teenagehood part 2. Do go to the gym occasionally. Don't train to join the Olympic weightlifting team. This mischievous little book will help you enjoy your second youth with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.
From the author of the bestselling Snark series comes the premiere guide to satire, sneering, jeering, and mockery in their finest forms. A surviving knight of many a verbal joust, Larry Dorfman has become an expert at backhanded sass and cathartic banter. Featuring life lessons from the master himself, as well as quotes and quips by some of history's sarcastic greats, The Sarcasm Handbook teaches readers how to deflect stupidity and express their inner dissatisfaction with a keen sensibility, hushing subtlety, and wisecrack wit. Included in these invaluable teachings are chapters on achieving the right tone, sarcastic bastards in history, as well as scenarios depicting some of the greatest moments in sarcasm. So pick up your copy today and start learning the art of disparagement through passive aggressiveness!
William McInnes, one of Australia's best-known storytellers and actors, has turned to a subject that is close to his heart. Fatherhood is about family, about memories of his father and the memories he's creating as a dad himself, with his own son and daughter. Warm, witty and nostalgic, these tales are just like a friendly chat over the back fence, or the banter of a backyard BBQ. They will stir your own memories: of hot summer days and cooling off under the sprinkler while Dad works in the garden with the radio tuned to the sports results; that time Dad tried to teach you to drive - and then got out of the car and kissed the ground; or taking your own kids on a family road trip. Fatherhood is full of memories: the happy, the hilarious, the sad, bad, and the unexpectedly poignant moments. You will laugh, you may even cry - but you will recognise yourself and those you love somewhere in these pages.
An inspiring, hilarious memoir about learning to resist the pressures of conformity, love yourself for who you are, and unlock your true potential. Now cohost of Fox's The Real and SiriusXM's Caf? Mocha, Loni Love hasn't taken the typical path to becoming America's favorite straight-talking girlfriend. She was not the child of Hollywood legends and she never wore a size 00. Rather, she grew up in housing projects in Detroit, more worried about affording her next meal than going on a diet. When she moved to Hollywood after college, seeking to break out in the entertainment world, there was nothing that would convince her to eat the kale salads and quinoa bowls that her colleagues introduced her to, which looked to Love like 'weeds my grandma used to pay me a dollar to pull from her yard.' Still, despite the differences that set her apart in the status-driven world of entertainment where being thin, young, blond and bubbly is sometimes considered a talent, Love spent years trying to fit in -- styling her hair just so, dieting, dating the men she thought she was supposed to be with. In this book, she tells the uproariously funny story of how she overcame the trap of self-improvement and instead learned to embrace who she was. As Love writes, 'There's a saying a lot of people live by: 'Fake it till you make it.' For me, it's always been 'fake it, and then have the whole thing blow up in your face.'' I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To explores all of the embarrassing mistakes, terrifying challenges, and unexpected breakthroughs that taught her how, by committing ourselves to our own path, we can take control of our destiny.
The new profanisaurus celebrating Viz's 40th Anniversary. Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, first published in 1869, is rightly lauded as one of the greatest achievements of world literature. Indeed no less an authority than John Galsworthy thought it "...the best novel that had ever been written." But does that monumental book contain, anywhere amongst its half-million words, exhaustively cross-referenced definitions for the thick end of 20,000 four-letter-words, obscene expressions and disgusting turns of phrase? Does it bollocks. This book, War and Piss, does. It brings together for the first time every single entry from Roger's Profanisaurus, the constantly-growing dictionary of swearing that is updated every five weeks in Viz Comic, Britain's third or fourth funniest magazine*. *Fifth if you include Practical Caravanning Completely revised and updated, War and Piss is an epic romp through the foulest sewers of the English language. Inside its pages, you will find * Over 200 witty things to say before breaking wind * Over 300 witty things to say after breaking wind * 150 words for that bit of skin between your clackerbag and your nipsy So if you need to describe something that you just did in the toilet, something you just did while your significant other nipped to the shops, or simply need something to shout after dropping a car battery on your foot, remember ... There's a word for that in War and Piss.
The apocalypse is nigh! The world needs a Champion, and the only heir to a sacred mystical lineage is...a little old lady? Meet Lottie Thorn, reluctant savior of the world, and her also-elderly trainer Lady Peruvia Ashlington-Voss. They might not look it, but these women are prepared to take on any Big Bad that comes along. But first, perhaps a nice cup of tea? Collecting issues #1-5 of the hit series by writer Mariah McCourt (True Blood, Stitched) and artist Soo Lee (Mine!, Charlie's Angels vs. the Bionic Woman), with covers by Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother, Wonder Woman: True Amazon). Plus extra features-including recipes!
Everyday life is a battle that must be fought against the boomers, and OK Boomer is the ultimate comeback! This is the lethal weapon we millennial and Gen Zs have been waiting for. It's the verbal eye-roll we need for the out-of-touch generation who just don't appreciate avocado and rose. This amusing little book will advise you when "OK Boomer" can best be deployed, along with tips on recognizing the boomer and understanding their outdated sayings.
Goodbye tension, hello pension Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quotes, this little book is the perfect way to celebrate your glorious retirement.
This fun, absorbing book, packed with quirky bite-sized lists, quizzes and trivia, is an exploration of the Latin language, aiming to prove that it is as vibrant and relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago. It includes sections on Latin in the movies, US state mottoes and place names, and also some choice snippets from real Latin poetry from Catullus, Horace and Virgil, with evocative translations. It contains a fascinating section on the Roman emperors and what they got up to, and gives the basics of the language itself for anyone who would like to learn it. Quizzes allow the reader to guess the names of famous books, songs and James Bond films, cunningly translated into Latin. From the spells in Harry Potter to the use of Latin in Asterix, to the Latin terms that litter law and medicine to the meaning behind UK football club mottoes, this book is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to brush up their Latin, whether they studied it at school or not.
A New York Times bestseller. From the author of the bestselling book everyone is talking about, THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F**K. The no-f**ks-given, no-holds-barred guide to living your best life. Ever find yourself snowed under at the office - or even just glued to the sofa - when you really want to get out (for once), get to the gym (at last), and get started on that daunting dream project you're always putting off? Then it's time to get your sh*t together. In THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F**K, 'anti-guru' Sarah Knight introduced the joys of mental decluttering. GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER takes you one stop further - organizing the f*cks you want and needto give to help you quit your day job and move abroad, balance work and fun - and save money while you're at it - or simply get out of the door for happy hour, every day. What everyone is saying about our favourite anti-guru Sarah Knight: 'Life-affirming . . . The key practice she advocates is devising for yourself a "fuck budget" . . . It's a beautiful way of streamlining your psyche' Guardian 'The best book I have read recently . . . Absolutely blinding. Read it. Do it.' Mail on Sunday 'Genius' Cosmopolitan 'I love Knight's book before I even start reading it' Sunday Times Magazine 'The anti-guru' Observer ALSO AVAILABLE from Sarah Knight: YOU DO YOU: how to be who you are and use what you've got to get what you want
After years of sharing him with Barack Obama, now you can have handsome and dependable Joe Biden all to yourself! Grab your colored pens and pencils and lose yourself in Hot Cup of Joe, an illustrated coloring fantasy featuring Joe Biden at his real and imagined best. Whether he's waving to you from his beloved Amtrak train, sailing his boat in a patriotic speedo, or wrestling a bear, he's always the working-class hero you know and love. - More than 35 unique, lifelike illustrations of Scranton's finest - Let Joe Biden win your vote with his warmth, charm, and integrity - Trade empty, dirty politics for a meaningful relationship with Mr. Left-of-Right - Perforated pages let you pin your finished pictures on the wall, just like you pin your hopes and dreams on his leadership Enjoy this Hot Cup of Joe any way you like it: at home or on the go.
WINNER: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER READER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 WINNER: BOOKS ARE MY BAG READER AWARD FOR BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY OR BIOGRAPHY 2016 Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain.Now, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that modern classic, Bryson makes a brand-new journey round Britain to see what has changed. Following (but not too closely) a route he dubs the Bryson Line, from Bognor Regis to Cape Wrath, by way of places that many people never get to at all, Bryson sets out to rediscover the wondrously beautiful, magnificently eccentric, endearingly unique country that he thought he knew but doesn't altogether recognize any more. Yet, despite Britain's occasional failings and more or less eternal bewilderments, Bill Bryson is still pleased to call our rainy island home. And not just because of the cream teas, a noble history, and an extra day off at Christmas. Once again, with his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson gives us an acute and perceptive insight into all that is best and worst about Britain today.
Did you hear about... The Tennessee student who jumped into a laundry chute that was actually a trash compactor? The Swiss statesman butchered by an axe-wielding bear? The ancient Greek playwright struck by a tortoise falling from the sky? Over the ages, death has come in some very unpredictable forms. This irreverent little book gathers together some of the most peculiar and outrageous ways that people across the globe have met their untimely ends. Whether shocking or silly, these true stories are proof at least that the grim reaper has a strange sense of humour.
B-Day is here! But don't spend it stressing about the precious time that's gone by - embrace the fact that you are a fully fledged, responsible adult (well, sort of) with this collection of witty and wise quotes.
B-Day is here! But don't spend it stressing about the precious time that's gone by - embrace the fact that you are becoming wiser and wiser every day (well, sort of) with this collection of humorous and uplifting quotes.
B-Day is here! But don't spend it stressing about the precious time that's gone by - embrace the fact that you have made it to half a century with this collection of witty and wise quotes.
B-Day is here! But don't spend it stressing about the precious time that's gone by - embrace the fact that you are growing more and more graceful with age (well, sort of) with this collection of humorous and uplifting quotes.
Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quotes, this little book is the perfect way to celebrate becoming Officially Old.
Combining retro photographs with witty captions and quotes, this little book is the perfect way to celebrate becoming Officially Old.
Embrace your inner VSCO girl with this illustrated book of good vibes, inspirational sayings, and words of wisdom. Have you been depleted of positive energy lately? Did someone recently vibe check you? Have you forgotten to always choose happy, or stay hydrated, or keep fighting to #SavetheTurtles? If any of these things feel true for you, then you need this portable and adorable collection of VSCO girl-inspired sayings and words of wisdom. Whether it's a gift for yourself or your scrunchie-wearing, Hydro Flask-loving, metal straw-using friend, The Little Book of VSCO Girl Wisdom is an entertaining and uplifting source of positivity, affirmations, and advice that are sure to come in handy the next time you "and I oop!" Perfect to take on the go, this book is essential for staying chill and remembering to live life to the fullest.
Join Thump-an unassuming, unconventional, and utterly unstoppable bunny-as he campaigns his way across the USA, overcoming the competition and hopping straight into the White House! "Everything about this makes me laugh." - Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert Whether you want to share the story of Trump's amazing election with your children or grandchildren, or you just want a callback to your own childhood, THUMP is the perfect retelling of the unforgettable race of 2016. In the year 2016, with a hop, skip and jump, A candidate stormed the stage: A bunny named Thump! His goal is nothing less than to become President And to make America great for each resident! But his campaign trail is fraught with challenge and peril, Attacked on all sides by fiends ferocious and feral! There are traitors and crooks and old establishment guard And rabid media watchdogs unchained from their yard! Will the winningest of bunnies take his greatest stand And find his way to the highest office in the land? We won't spoil it for you here, but you might have a guess... Come join Thump and his party on the road to success! "Deplorable, but adorable. I love these drawings and believe that every true Trumper should have one on their coffee table to confound whatever liberal friends they have left." (Chuck Dixon, Author of the New York Times #1 Bestsellers, Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel and The Forgotten Man: Graphic Edition) "Thump and his friends are so adorable you just want to grab them by the ears." (Lisa De Pasquale, Author of The Social Justice Warrior Handbook and I Wish I Might) "The illustrations in this book are fantastic! And Thump the Bunny reminds me of someone, I just can't put my finger on it." (Tom Shillue, host of The Tom Shillue Show and author of Mean Dads for a Better America) "The journey of a patriotic rabbit (Thump) battling the forces attempting to destroy the country he loves, and his willingness to jump whatever obstacles he must to Make America Great Again. Your kids will love it, so will you!" (Scott McEwen, #1 New York Times Bestselling Co-Author of American Sniper and the Nationally Bestselling Sniper Elite Series of novels)
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