Adrian Besley - Author

About the Author

Adrian Besley is a celebrated writer and journalist. He is the author of a number books, including The Dangerous Book for Idiots, How to Fart at School, You Don't Know... Jack Schitt and the bestselling The Retrosexual Manual: How to be a Real Man.

Featured books by Adrian Besley

The Most Awesome Youtube Videos Ever! 150 of the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

The Most Awesome Youtube Videos Ever! 150 of the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

YouTube is the world's number one video-sharing website and hosts over 150 million clips, many with the power to make us laugh, gasp and even shed a tear. The Most Awesome YouTube Videos Ever! is an expertly curated collection of the website's greatest clips and a celebration of the continuing creativity of YouTube posters. Exploring 150 clips and with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly able to watch the site's most amazing clips. From the world famous and global viral hits to highly creative and the not so well known, this is the perfect gift for YouTube fanatics or those new to the site.

Dangerous Pack for Idiots

Dangerous Pack for Idiots

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

It also features advice on by taking the kind of risks that even a fool might avoid. And offers a Certificate of Achievement for anyone who has demonstrated their idiocy beyond all doubt.

Other books by Adrian Besley

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Mohamed Salah: The Ultimate Fan Book takes you into the Egyptian football superstar's world like no other book. Learn about his amazing journey from growing up in a suburb of Cairo, to Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, AS Roma and Liverpool, where he has become a superstar of the Premier League. Written in a lively style and filled with fun features, thrilling action photographs and enlightening quotes, Mohamed Salah: The Ultimate Fan Book celebrates his greatest moments and most famous goals, including the goals which have made him one of the world's most watchable superstars.

YouTube World Records

YouTube World Records

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Super-powered with on-the-page links to over 300 amazing videos, YouTube World Records showcases the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website. From the tallest and smallest to the greatest and maddest, YouTube World Records has it covered. This unique collection contains a host of amazing feats, stunts and tricks - including pancake tossing and fiery-hot pepper eating, mega-quick drumming and unbelievable basketball slam-dunks. This is the ultimate celebration of the world's greatest records.

BTS Icons of K-pop

BTS Icons of K-pop

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

BTS is the breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time, this unofficial biography tells the story of the Korean boy band with a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to the top of the charts all over the world. Seven good-looking boys - Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who can dance as well as they can rap and sing, are tearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS, who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who sing almost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UK and the rest of the world. K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West, and over the last few years, it has steadily gathered a huge global following. With their talent, dedication, good looks, fabulous choreography, and catchy blend of pop, hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance. - BTS's latest album 'Love Yourself: Tear' went straight to #1 in the US charts - the first ever Korean album to achieve this - They were recently profiled in US Vogue - the first K-pop band to be granted such an honour - The music video for their recent single 'Fake Love' got 36 million views on YouTube within 24 hours of release, and hit 100 million views in 8 days - The music video for 'MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)' has had over 262 million views on YouTube since December 2017 - They won the 2018 Billboard Music Award for 'Top Social Artist' for the second year in a row - Listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016 - and their fanbase has ballooned since then - Named in Time magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on the Internet 2017' list - The boys recently annouced a World Tour for 2018, which sold out in minutes Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the success stories of each of the boys with how the band got together, while documenting their amazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. It includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playing live, posing and having fun.

Opta: World Football Infographics

Opta: World Football Infographics

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

This updated edition contains ten new categories, adding even more design ideas and football information, and revealing the answers to questions on the greatest players, finest clubs, best national teams and most dominant leagues: the Olympic Games, Japan's J-League, FIFA World Cup and European competitions all are given fresh looks. Filled with colour on every page, Opta: World Football Infographics offers rich entertainment for football fans of all ages. Opta has earned a reputation for the breadth and accuracy of the statistics it provides on a wide range of sports, especially football. The Beautiful Game has been portrayed in many ways over the years, but never in such a dynamic and interactive fashion as this. It covers every aspect of the game, from the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championships to the Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations in international football to the UEFA Champions League and Europe's most famous domestic leagues in club football.

YouTube World Records

YouTube World Records

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Super-powered with on-the-page links to over 300 amazing videos, YouTube World Records show the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website. From the tallest and smallest to the greatest and maddest, YouTube World Records has it covered. This unique collection contains a host of amazing feats, stunts and tricks - including pancake tossing and fiery-hot pepper eating, mega-quick drumming and unbelievable basketball slam-dunks. This is the ultimate celebration of the world's greatest records.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Ultimate Fan Book takes you into the Swedish football superstar's world like no other book. Filled with facts and stats, and 100 stunning photographs, you will learn about his childhood, growing up in Sweden, joining his home-town team, FF Malmo, before lighting up the European stage, starring for clubs in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France and England. Discover how he honed his incredible technique, his instinctive eye for goal, ability to sniff out a chance and became a global superstar. He is also a superstar in internatonal football and set a Swedish national record of 62 goals in 116 appearances before retiring in 2016. Written in a lively, buzzing style and filled with fun features, fantastic photographs and enlightening quotes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Ultimate Fan Book celebrates the Swedish maestro's early life and his career on and off the pitch. All in all this is a highly entertaining insight into a football legend.

The Biggest Book of Talking Balls Ever! More Than 1,500 Hilarious Sport Quotes

The Biggest Book of Talking Balls Ever! More Than 1,500 Hilarious Sport Quotes

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/09/2016

This is the ultimate collection of sporting 'foot in mouth' moments - a sportsman or woman opens their mouth and immediately puts their foot in it with a (normally) well-meaning malapropism. There are more than 1,750 quotes on a wide range of sports from the classic For those of you watching in black and white, Tottenham are in yellow, David Coleman, Match of the Day, to modern mouthed missteps, this is a book to keep you laughing inside and smiling outside. More than a dozen different sports have individual chapters devoted to them, with a catch-all chapter to cover the rest. If you enjoy the evidence that silence really might best golden when experts talk sport, then The Biggest Book of Talking Balls Ever! is simply perfect.

Gypsy Jem Mace First Heavyweight Champion of the World

Gypsy Jem Mace First Heavyweight Champion of the World

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

A few miles from New Orleans, at LaSalle's Landing - in what is now the city of Kenner - stands a life-size bronze statue of two men in combat. One of them is the legendary Gypsy Jem Mace, the first Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World and the last of the great bare-knuckle fighters. This is the story of Jem Mace's life. Born in Norfolk in 1931, between his first recorded fight, in October 1855, and his last - at the age of nearly 60 - he became the greatest fighter the world has ever known. But Gypsy Jem Mace was far more than a champion boxer: he played the fiddle in street processions in war-wrecked New Orleans; was friends with Wyatt Earp - survivor of the gunfight at the OK Corral (who refereed one of his fights), the author Charles Dickens; controversial actress Adah Mencken (he and Dickens were rivals for her affection); and the great and the good of New York and London high society; he fathered numerous children (the author is his great-great-grandson), and had countless lovers, resulting in many marriages and divorces.Gypsy Jem Mace is not simply a book about boxing, but more a narrative quest to uncover the life of a famous but forgotten ancestor, who died in poverty in 1910. This is a story that deserves to be told, one that will resonate with anyone, young or old, man or woman, who has ever sought to do something special before the light of life starts to dim.

Grandad You're the Best! Humorous and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Brilliant Grandfathers

Grandad You're the Best! Humorous and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Brilliant Grandfathers

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Grandad - You're the Best! is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating grandfathers everywhere. Grandads have deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to say thank you for all your grandad's love, kindness and compassion. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, Grandad - You're the Best! makes for a delightful book and gift.

In Your 60s and Still Got It! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Sixth Decade

In Your 60s and Still Got It! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Sixth Decade

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In Your Sixties and Still Crazy! is a fantastic collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating the birthday milestone. Turning 60 has deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to wish someone a happy 60th birthday. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, In Your Sixties and Still Crazy! makes for a delightful book and gift.

In Your 40s and Still Cool! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Fourth Decade

In Your 40s and Still Cool! Humorous Quotes for those Celebrating their Fourth Decade

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

In Your Forties and Still Cool! is a fantastic collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating the birthday milestone. Turning 40 has deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to wish someone a happy 40th birthday. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, In Your Forties and Still Cool! makes for a delightful book and gift.

Grandma You're the Best! Humorous Quotes Celebrating Brilliant Grandmothers

Grandma You're the Best! Humorous Quotes Celebrating Brilliant Grandmothers

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Grandma - You're the Best! is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating grandmothers and grannies everywhere. Grandmas have deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to say thank you for all your grandma's love, kindness and compassion. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, Grandma - You're the Best! makes for a delightful book and gift.

The Best Mum in the World Humorous Quotes Celebrating Marvellous Mums

The Best Mum in the World Humorous Quotes Celebrating Marvellous Mums

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2016

The Best Mum in the World is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes celebrating mothers and motherhood. Mums have deservedly attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present to say thank you for all their hard work on your behalf. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, The Best Mum in the World makes for a delightful book and gift.

With Love Humorous Quotes for Someone Special

With Love Humorous Quotes for Someone Special

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2016

With Love...is a glorious collection of more than 300 quotes dedicated to this most joyous of emotions. Affairs of the heart have attracted thousands of amazing quotes, thoughts and observations and this unique anthology features contributions from the deeply philosophical to the wonderfully humorous, and is the perfect present for that special someone in your life. With witty and wonderful quotes from the stars of stage, screen and literature, the worlds of music, comedy and politics, With Love...makes for a delightful book and when gifted is a wonderful way to say I love you! .

Together Forever Humorous Quotes Celebrating Love & Marriage

Together Forever Humorous Quotes Celebrating Love & Marriage

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Together Forever is a celebration of the joyous institution of marriage. The quotes in this perfect giftbook cover every facet of marriage, from the moment the question is popped, through best man speeches to the celebration of a significant wedding anniversary. With more than 300 witty and wonderful quotes related to weddings, engagements and marriage, Together Forever is a delightful anthology featuring contributions from legends of screen, music, stage, literature and politics.

The Most Amazing YouTube Dog Videos Ever! 120 of the coolest, craziest and funniest Internet doggy clips

The Most Amazing YouTube Dog Videos Ever! 120 of the coolest, craziest and funniest Internet doggy clips

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

When Sylwester Wardega, a Polish YouTuber, decided to dress his dog Chica in an oversized spider costume and 'unleash' her on unsuspecting passers-by in his home town, an Internet phenomenon was born. The so-called 'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' was one of the most popular videos on YouTube in 2014 - some achievement when you know that more than 1 billion unique users visit the video sharing site each month. The Most Amazing YouTube Dog Videos Ever! is a celebration of Chica and all the other canine celebrities that delight YouTube users across the world. It brings together the most adorable and moving examples of this unstoppable online trend in one carefully curated collection. Including 120 clips, with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly guided to the most rewarding YouTube dog clips. From global viral hits to hidden gems and the most creative spins on this ever-evolving new genre, this is the perfect gift for dog video fanatics and newbies alike.

The Most Awesome Youtube Videos Ever! 150 of the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

The Most Awesome Youtube Videos Ever! 150 of the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

YouTube is the world's number one video-sharing website and hosts over 150 million clips, many with the power to make us laugh, gasp and even shed a tear. The Most Awesome YouTube Videos Ever! is an expertly curated collection of the website's greatest clips and a celebration of the continuing creativity of YouTube posters. Exploring 150 clips and with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly able to watch the site's most amazing clips. From the world famous and global viral hits to highly creative and the not so well known, this is the perfect gift for YouTube fanatics or those new to the site.

YouTube World Records

YouTube World Records

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

YouTube is the world's most-visited video sharing site. It is home to over 100 million videos and contains a host of amazing clips, many documenting incredible feats of human endeavour and endurance. YouTube World Records is the first glorious interactive celebration of these heroic and often jaw-dropping efforts. Super-powered with on-the-page links to over 250 amazing videos, YouTube World Records showcases the greatest feats ever recorded on the file-sharing website. From the tallest and smallest to the greatest and maddest, YouTube World Records has it covered. This unique collection contains a host of amazing feats, stunts and tricks - including pancake tossing and fiery-hot pepper eating, mega-quick drumming and unbelievable basketball slam-dunks. This is the ultimate celebration of the world's greatest records.

Dangerous Pack for Idiots

Dangerous Pack for Idiots

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

It also features advice on by taking the kind of risks that even a fool might avoid. And offers a Certificate of Achievement for anyone who has demonstrated their idiocy beyond all doubt.

Dangerous Book for Idiots

Dangerous Book for Idiots

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Are you stark raving bonkers? Have you no care for life and limb? Too much adrenaline and not enough brain cells? Like hospital food? Then this is just the book for you. A collection of no-brain misadventures, pranks, sports, jobs and dare-devil high jinks that no-one in their right mind would even contemplate trying. There's a treacherous world out there just waiting for someone with guts, a lust for adventure and absolutely no sense whatsoever. So, make sure you've got the address of your local A & E handy, make your last will and testament and get ready to roll with 100 mad fool ideas...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Ultimate Fan Book takes you into the Swedish football superstar's world like no other book. Filled with facts and stats, and 90 stunning photographs, you will learn about his childhood, growing up in Sweden, joining his home-town team, FF Malmo, before lighting up the European stage, starring for clubs in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France. You can discover how he honed his incredible technique, his instinctive eye for goal, ability to sniff out a chance and how he became a global superstar. Written in a lively, buzzing style and filled with fun features, fantastic photographs and enlightening quotes, Zlatan Ibrahimovic: The Ultimate Fan Book celebrates the Swedish maestro's early life and his career on and off the pitch. All in all this is a highly entertaining insight into a football legend.

Most Amazing YouTube Videos Ever! : Your Guide to the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

Most Amazing YouTube Videos Ever! : Your Guide to the Coolest, Craziest and Funniest Internet Clips

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

In just eight years YouTube has become an indispensable source of entertainment around the world. It hosts over 150 million videos and has the power to create truly global celebrities - but most of all it can make us laugh, gasp and even shed a tear. The Most Amazing YouTube Videos Ever is the ultimate guide to the website's greatest clips and a celebration of the continuing creativity of YouTube posters. Exploring 150 clips and with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly able to watch the site's most amazing clips. The videos include 'Charlie Bit My Finger', 'Fenton in the Dog in Richmond Park', 'Psy's Gangnam Style', 'Dramatic Chipmunk', 'Sneezing Pandas', 'Spiders on Drugs', 'Blindfolded Boomeranger' and many more. From the world famous to the not so well known, this is the perfect gift for YouTube fanatics as well as those new to the site.

Rude Health

Rude Health

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

This is a hilarious collection of one-liners, anecdotes and real-life comedy from the world of medicine. The Medical Joke Book is the perfect gift for a doctor, nurse, paramedic or anyone with a connection to the darkly humorous side of the medical profession.

How to Fart at School-- and Get Away with It!

How to Fart at School-- and Get Away with It!

Author: Adrian Besley Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/09/2012

At last - the definitive guide to mucking about and playing tricks in school. Be the envy of your classmates and the talk of the staff room! This book contains tons of tricks that will crown you the pran-King (or Queen) of your school.

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