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In The Sex Files Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a stroll through the ideas that made our (great, great) grandparents turn red. Selecting the highlights from what was deemed too corrupting for public comsumption, he demonstrates what made Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian prudes squirm. We find things that range from the pornographic to the ridiculous, including: Flagellation (for 50 shades fans) Ecclesiastical erotica The Trial of Oscar Wilde
While there are endless books on being young, there are precious few on how to embrace the ageing process. We don't think we're old until suddenly we can't do something that until now has never been a problem. We don't feel we're old because our habits and reactions were formed when we were younger, and as they served us well we see no reason to change them. But growing older inevitably brings new challenges and A Genial Senior's Companion to Ageing is here to help anyone face the later years of their life with a refreshing, reassuring and humorous approach. A is for age, ailments and ambition; L for lists, loneliness and luck; T is for technology and tolerance: A Genial Senior's Companion to Ageing is the perfect gift for anyone approaching the later years of their life.
A Ton of Crap 2021 Daily Calendar provides a daily refresher of things that you've probably forgotten but definitely should know. Get ready for a digestible re-education of all the sh*t you probably learned, but most likely forgot. With A Ton of Crap 2021 Daily Calendar, you'll be schooled on history, language arts, math, science, and foreign language. Forget the purpose of semicolons? No worries. Have a problem remembering what the Wright Brothers invented? We got you covered. Over the course of the year, you can brush up on Pi, Cro-Magnons, the fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, the solar system, and much, MUCH more crap. Maybe this time you'll remember!
No one makes me laugh harder than Judy Gold. If I had to pick one comedian to write a book about free speech, it would be Judy. - Amy Schumer From award-winning comedian Judy Gold, an equal parts thoughtful and hilarious polemic on the current efforts to censor comedians, arguing that they undermine the art-and purpose-of comedy itself. You can say anything that comes to mind as long as it is funny. - Richard Pryor The fallout after Michelle Wolf's roast at the 2018 White House Correspondent's Dinner, Samantha Bee's forced apology after calling Ivanka Trump a feckless c*nt, Kathy Griffin's being blacklisted from Hollywood after posting a photo with what looked like the president's severed head, all represent a dangerous and growing trend-to censor comedians. In Yes I Can Say That, comedy veteran Judy Gold argues that no one has the right to tell comics what they can or cannot joke about.... Laughter is a unifier. It's the best medicine. It's also the most palatable way to bring up seditious, subversive topics. For Gold, nothing is more insidious than enforcing silence and repressing jokes-the job of a comedian is to expose society's demons, and confront them head-on, no prisoners allowed. In ten impassioned polemics, she frames comedy as a tool of empowerment, a way to reclaim hateful rhetoric and battle the democracy-crushing plight of censorship. Uninhibited and bold, Gold is as skilled at making readers laugh as she is at exposing uncomfortable truths about our culture and society. In this era of partisan politics and gaping inequalities, Yes I Can Say That is the refreshingly candid, wickedly funny and deliciously blunt manifesto we need.
Featuring one of the most popular characters from the new Star Wars films, How to Speak Astromech with BB-8 collects 10 essential BB sounds alongside tongue-in-cheek translations and playful illustrations. Ten droidspeak audio clips, translation and conversation tips, and funny illustrated scenarios help readers understand and get the best out of their own droid companion in a galaxy far, far away. This sound-driven operator's guide demonstrates the many amazing qualities of the BB-series of astromechs-including bravery, resourcefulness, curiosity, comedy, and more-all through the entertaining adventures of BB-8. * New insights on a beloved character that will delight Star Wars fans of all ages * Follows the success of the sound books How to Speak Wookiee and How to Speak Droid with R2-D2 * Packed with inside jokes BB-8's (frankly adorable) ball-droid construction, spherical mobility, handy tool bays, dedication and loyalty to their owners make them great mechanical allies and friends. This sound book celebrates the Star Wars droids and all their quirky traits. * A celebration of the fan favorite BB-8 and fresh fun from the new trilogy and beyond * A perfect gift for Star Wars fans of all ages * Add it to the collection of books like Solo: A Star Wars Story Sound Book by Erin Rose Wage, Star Wars: The Force Awakens Flashlight Adventure Book by Phoenix International Publications, and BB-8 on the Run by Drew Daywalt
Change your outlook. Win at work. Boss every Pass-Agg office situation ever with this hilarious survival guide. Spending most of our lives at work, it's no wonder tensions run high. We've all been cc'd (code for 'this isn't my problem'), we've all received the 'thanks in advance' (code for 'you don't have a choice') and we've all relished the moment when we can send the 'As per my previous' (code for 'see the email I already sent, you moron'). Includes: Subject Field Stresses The Passive-aggressive Art of Copying In Culling of the Dear: Salutations! 'Hope You're Well...': and other rage-inducing Opening Lines Direct Mail: Getting to the Point XXXX: Navigating Awkward Sign offs and Signatures Double-O Nothing: Weird and Pointless Out Of Office This laugh-out-loud book translates the most unbelievable Pass-Agg, rage-inducing things we say and do on office email, what they say about the sender, and offers 'helpful' power replies and new killer lines so you will always win at work.
The Bluffer's Guide to Chess will tell you everything you need to know about a game where the maxim: 'strategy is simple, but not easy' actually makes sense. Learn when to deploy counter-gambits, finachettos and hanging pieces, and never need a lesson again.
Bridge is a card game for four players seated round a table, ideally green baize, essentially with no mirrors in anyone's sightline. At the highest level, players have prodigious memories and minds like steel traps. But there's much more to the game than that - as The Bluffer's Guide to Bridge will prove.
'One of the finest comic minds of Generation Y.' The Times Mark is going on the trip of a lifetime: a summer touring Europe in the pay of the travel company he works for. For his plus one, he turns to his idolised cousin, Paris. Everything Mark's not, Paris is a man of the world with a thirst for adventure - even his name is better than Mark's. But after a catastrophic argument, Mark finds himself setting off alone on his voyage, instead emailing an unresponsive Paris from the road. A cocktail cruise on the Seine, mindful pastry making in Foix, a graffiti tour in Barcelona: Mark will be forced to engage with life and strangers as he never has before, with poignantly recognisable results. But questions remain: will he ever be able to have an authentic interaction? Will Paris ever reply to his emails? And crucially, will he manage to write SEO friendly copy for every place he visits? After all, it's not the destination that counts: it's the homes and experiences you encounter along the way. Praise for Liam Williams' previous work: 'The voice of a generation.' Independent 'Refreshingly tender, honest and funny.' Vice 'Euphorically ordinary.' Guardian 'Articulate and original.' Telegraph 'Consistently funny, while packing quite an emotional punch.' WhatsOnStage 'The most soulful, daring, intellectually unabashed young comedian in the country.' Huffington Post 'Raw, honest and captivating.' The List