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"Amy Wilson's hilarious, tender memoir...had me laughing out loud with recognition. She captures the small moments of motherhood in a way that is both funny and thought-provoking." -Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project From the creator and star of the one-woman off-Broadway show Mother Load, comes When Did I Get Like This?, a screamingly funny take on being a modern woman, wife, and mother told with "a level of hilarity that even non-moms can appreciate" (Time Out). Amy Wilson's poignant and provocative, utterly outrageous look at "the Screamer, the Worrier, the Dinosaur-Chicken-Nugget-Buyer, and Other Mothers I Swore I'd Never Be" has already earned an appreciative response from Three-Martini Playdate author Christie Mellor, who calls it, "As entertaining as it is reassuring."
All successful people are the same (you know, drive, will to win, determination) - it's just too dull to contemplate. But everyone who messes up big time does so in a way that is completely individual.
Step forward the fifty Mexican convicts who dug an escape tunnel out of their jail and came up in the courtroom before the judge who sentenced them.
Please welcome the world's worst tourist who spent two days in New York believing he was in Rome.
Be thrilled by the man who wrote an English-Portuguese phrasebook without either knowing English or owning an English-Portuguese dictionary.
And marvel at the least successful kamikaze pilot who returned from eleven suicide missions, lived to the age of 93 and went on to write an autobiography in which he claimed planes were unsafe.
The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures shows that there really is no limit to what humanity can achieve, celebrating the vast, life-enhancing possibilities of getting it wrong.
Breathe in. Clear your desk. Breathe out. Clear your mind. Breathe in. Prepare. Breathe out. And enjoy the most mindful (and hilarious) 15 minutes of your day . . . F*ck That is a meditation guide which will teach you to breathe in strength and breathe out the bullsh*t.
A massive and hilarious collection of true stories chronicling the most bizarre, amazing and absurd ways to die ever brought together. Awe-inspiring examples of stupidity and lack of combine to give you the most incredible cautionary tales about undignified ways you can exit the stage of life. The man who got into a fight with a monkey and lost ... the burglar who thought he was Santa Claus and got stuck in a chimney ... the fortune teller who did not foresee one of her clients would kill her ... the gangster who danced himself to death - all true reports from across the globe which reveal the most ridiculous ways you can meet your maker. These and hundreds of entertaining and fresh factual accounts are all here in Embarrassing Ways to Die. Death may seem like a serious business, but this is a seriously funny book.
`You may not realise it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you' - Walt Disney. Ever had one of those days when it felt like the whole world was conspiring against you? So what if you've just wrapped your new car round a lamp post, emailed your personal snaps to the entire company by mistake or delivered a eulogy with your flies undone: s**t happens get over it! Here is a book packed with quotations to help you see the funny side.
Academia Obscura is an irreverent glimpse inside the ivory tower, exposing the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of university life. Take a trip through the spectrum of academic oddities and unearth the Easter eggs buried in peer reviewed papers, the weird and wonderful world of scholarly social media, and rats in underpants. Procrastinating PhD student Glen Wright invites you to peruse his cabinet of curiosities and discover what academics get up to when no one's looking. Welcome to the hidden silly side of higher education.
Readers can discover all the foul facts about WALES, including why Druids split humans in half, how the Normans outwitted the Welsh with a lump of ham and how an army of Welsh mums fought off the French once and for all. With a bold, accessible new look and a heap of extra-horrible bits, these bestselling titles are sure to be a huge hit with yet another generation of Terry Deary fans.
What are our favourite authors' words? Which bestselling writer uses the most cliches? How can we judge a book by its cover? Data meets literature in this playful and informative look at our favourite authors and their masterpieces. 'What fun this is! Ben Blatt's charming book applies numerical know-how to questions of literary style, teasing out insights about cliffhangers, adverbs' JORDAN ELLENBERG, author of How Not to Be Wrong 'Lively ... worthwhile ... Read this book thoughtfully. It's fun. And, I think, the shape of interesting things to come' The Times 'Fascinating ... the book had me humming with pleasure' The Sunday Times Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve is a playful look at what the numbers have to say about our favourite authors and their classic books. Journalist and statistician Ben Blatt asks the questions that have intrigued curious book lovers for generations: Does each writer have their own stylistic footprint? Do men and women write differently? What are the crutch words our best-loved authors fall back on? Spanning from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to fan fiction, JK Rowling and Stephen King, Blatt reveals the quirks and oddities of the world's greatest writers. This is a lighthearted, humorous book that uses numbers to inform our understanding of words to enlighten, to clarify, and, above all, to entertain.
Sam is a small child with a big problem, they HATE Santa. And so, this Christmas, it's time to embark on a quest to vanquish that villain once and for all. Along the way, Sam will encounter Ice Queens and evil Elves, and not a few rocket launchers and explosives, but the big question is...will they be able to rid the world of the tyranny of Santa?
As I Was Saying... is the seventh book in Jeremy Clarkson's best-selling The World According to Clarkson series. *** Crikey, the world according to Clarkson's been a funny old place of late . . . For a while, Jeremy could be found in his normal position as the tallest man on British television but, more recently, he appears to have been usurped by a pretend elephant. But on paper the real Jeremy remains at the helm. That's as it should be. For nearly thirty years he has been fearlessly leading the charge as one the best comic writers in the country. And in 2015, he shows no sign of slowing down. So, whether it's pondering If Jesus might have been better off being born in New Zealand Why reflexive pronoun abuse is the worst thing in the world How Pam Ayres's head trumps Gordon Gecko's underpants Or what a television presenter with time on his hands gets up to Jeremy is still trying to make sense of all the big stuff. Circumstances change. Nothing's forever. But As I Was Saying provides glorious proof that Jeremy remains as funny, puzzled, excitable, outspoken, insightful and thought-provoking as ever. As if you ever doubted it . . . *** Praise for Clarkson: 'Brilliant... laugh-out-loud' Daily Telegraph 'Outrageously funny... will have you in stitches' Time Out 'Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube' Evening Standard
From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups. The I-SPY concept is very simple: it's like the `I spy with my little eye' game, only instead of all the tedious stuff about `something beginning with', there are pictures and descriptions and genuine opportunities to use your sleuthing skills to discover interesting things. This can be alarming - but when turned into a sport, it's also fun. Britain is overrun with animals. But so long as you don't venture into town centres on Friday and Saturday nights, you can generally avoid them. Meanwhile, there are also quite a lot of pets to see. They come in all shapes and sizes. It's fun to note down as many different kinds as you can and to gently laugh at just how much they look like their owners. It's also nice to judge people depending on the kind of pets they own. This book will help guide you through that enjoyable process.
****The nation's favourite cartoonist - Express****Brilliantly witty and full of irreverent fun, this compilation is the ideal addition to your Giles collection! The 2019 collection takes a wry look at how Giles observed the most seismic and superficial events of his time. From January to December throughout the years, the common threads of life then and now are scrupulously interrogated under his pen. Treating perennial occupations such as Christmas parties, royal weddings and petrol prices with the same rigour as space travel, nuclear anxieties and perpetual debates about the EU, Giles investigates the weighty and the whimsical in equal measure. Fans of Giles will be thrilled to receive the latest annual treat from the archives of the celebrated cartoonist of the once biggest selling daily newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, whose work won him huge admiration and accolades including being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century.
Relive some of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' most iconic
moments with this cool light-and-sound keychain featuring memorable
quotes from those heroes in a half-shell. Shaped like a sewer lid
from the turtles' lair where they trained in the art of ninjutsu,
this TMNT branded keychain also glows green. Kit also includes two
magnets and a 48-page illustrated book.
First there were the Yoga Dogs ...next came the Yoga Cats, and of course, Yoga Puppies and Kittens. Now it's time to go human with the amazing Yoga Babies! These little yogis have been practising yoga since they were born ...and that wasn't very long ago! They truely are an inspiration. Created by Dan Borris, the hilarious images show adorable babies in classic yoga postures, with the help of digital trickery.
At a time when wars are fought over scriptural interpretation, when the influence of religion on American politics has never been greater, when many Americans still believe in the Bible's literal truth, it has never been more important to get to know the Bible. "Good Book" is what happens when a regular guy--an average Job--actually "reads" the book on which his religion, his culture, and his world are based. Along the way, he grapples with the most profound theological questions: How many commandments do we actually need? Does God prefer obedience or good deeds? And the most unexpected ones: Why are so many women in the Bible prostitutes? Why does God love bald men so much? Is Samson really that stupid?
Do you hate going forward? Do you shudder when a colleague wants to reach out? Are you disgusted by low-hanging fruit, sick of being on the team, and reluctant to open the kimono? Does the phrase blue-sky thinking make you see red? Do you really want to drill down or take a helicopter view? Are you past caring whether the key drivers are going to move the needle? Should anyone really punch a puppy? And can you bear to hear about a big hairy audacious goal? If modern office jargon makes you want to throw up, this book is for you. Taking a hilarious and scathing deep dive into the most hated and absurd examples of corporate-speak it is a come to Jesus moment for verbally downtrodden workers everywhere.
Who said `I should have drunk more champagne'? Did Nelson really utter `Kiss me Hardy' from his deathbed? Which statesman was, at the end, `bored with it all'? Which king begged, `Let not poor Nelly starve ...' An extraordinary number of deathbed sayings have been recorded over the years, some proving irresistible to embellishment, others displaying wry humour, still more showing remarkable lucidity in the final hours of life. The last words of politicians, kings, queens, actors, philosophers, scientists and writers are sometimes profound, sometimes prescient, often strange, funny and usually poignant. They can reveal the essence of an extraordinary life or tell us something about a celebrated person's final hours. In our ultimate moments, it seems, we are not averse to cracking a joke, losing our temper or begging for help from those we are leaving behind. The most interesting, controversial and insightful of these exit lines are collected here, from deathbed desperation to the fondest of farewells.
Why settle down when you can hook up?
"Happily married people and perpetually single people are similar: We've both given up on dating and have merely chosen different exit strategies."
So begins Aaron Karo's hilarious exploration of bachelor life, from the alcohol-fueled pursuit of chicks in bars to sophisticated advances on defenseless bridesmaids. As his thirtieth birthday approaches, Karo observes the women around him growing increasingly desperate to tie the knot and finds himself equally determined--to remain uncommitted. What follows is an outrageous account of one man's quest to party like a rock star, get laid with abandon, and silence his critics in relationships with the rebuke "I'm having more fun than you." Irreverent, insightful, and relentlessly funny, Karo offers a unique glimpse into the world of guys who defy convention, morality, and their moms in order to preserve their independence.
The unspoken rules for how women should behave in the workplace are as numerous as they are confusing. Ask for a pay rise? Pushy. Take credit for an idea? Arrogant. Admit a mistake? Weak. Successfully juggle work and family? Unpromotable. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how women can achieve their dreams, succeed in their careers and become leaders, without harming the fragile male ego. This wickedly funny tongue-in-cheek guide includes chapters on `How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It', `9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women', and `Choose Your Own Adventure: Do You Want to Be Likeable or Successful?'. It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish explaining things. When all else fails, there is a set of cut-outable moustaches inside to allow women to seem more man-like, which will probably lead to a quick promotion! PRAISE FOR 100 TRICKS TO APPEAR SMART IN MEETINGS: 'A lot of fun and absolutely on the money' Daily Telegraph, Book of the Year 'Even though it's mostly a comedy book, I can't help but think how legitmately useful I would have found this in my early twenties' The Pool 'Sarah Cooper is uncannily spot on when describing the seemingly innocent behaviours of people attempting to impress others' Christine Tsai, Founding Partner, 500 STARTUPS
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