- Hardcover: 56 pages
- Publisher: Michael Joseph; 1 edition (6 November 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718183517
- ISBN-13: 978-0718183516
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 0.8 x 17.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris are the award-winning authors of the bestselling Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups series.
They write for Charlie Brooker's BAFTA award-winning Wipe shows, and co-wrote Cunk on Shakespeare, Cunk on Christmas and Cunk on Britain. They have also written for the award-winning Murder in Successville, the award-winning Miranda, the award-winning Mitchell & Webb, the award-winning Armstrong & Miller and a long list of shows and people both award-winning and so-far-award-avoiding.
They created and wrote the critically lauded but as yet un-awarded Ångström for BBC Radio 4, and helped write both the award-winning Paddington movies. They are co-creators of spoof local newspaper The Framley Examiner (awards pending) and the bestselling but still-waiting-to-be-award-winning offbeat travel guides Bollocks to Alton Towers and Far from the Sodding Crowd.
They present the podcast Rule of Three (Guardian Guide Best 50 Podcasts 2018 - is that an award?) and divide their time between their office, where they keep their awards, and an award-winning pub.
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These authors have mastered the exaggerated-but-true approach to humor, and each pithy little observation about drinking and hangovers will remind you why you should have stopped before the tequila shots.
Each line is matched to a period drawing. I don't know if these are "found" original drawings that have been matched to the text or if they have been drawn especially for the book. Whatever may be, the effect is as though some sarcastic drunk went through and annotated your copy of a 1947 Good Housekeeping magazine with sardonic comments. (Mr. Evan Hughes, and as one myself I always trust a Welshman, has graciously pointed out - "The pictures are original Ladybird Book illustrations. The mischievous re-purposing is part of the charm of this series. ")
So, witty and terse, these little books of bite-size deadpan parody are a worthy find. Well done.
(Please note that I received a free advance will-self-destruct-in-x-days Adobe Digital copy of this book in exchange for a candid review. Apart from that I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
The book is quite entertaining despite all that, and it will give a feeling of smug superiority to many readers who enjoy the sensation of schadenfreude - that enjoyment of the suffering of others. It always seemed quite unfortunate to me that this is a German word, all things considered; perhaps they should have blamed someone else for coining it.