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Parodies & spoofs

See below for a selection of the latest books from Parodies & spoofs category. Presented with a red border are the Parodies & spoofs books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Parodies & spoofs books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

How to be a basic bitch

How to be a basic bitch

Author: Allegra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2019

Drunk Yoga

Drunk Yoga

Author: Eli Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2019

As featured on The Gothamist. The official book by Eli Walker, the rebel behind the viral Drunk Yoga phenomenon! Drink wine. Do yoga. Be happy! Drunk Yoga is taking over...not even your bookshelf is safe! The official Drunk Yoga book includes 50 fun (and funny!) variations on traditional yoga poses including: Merlot-sana Vino-yasa WERK-Sasana Shot-a-runga Sip-da-Vino-sana Malbec-asana Bottle-konasana and so much more! In addition, you'll learn the Drunk Yoga rules (so you don't make any pour decisions), partner activities (so you won't have to drink alone), hilarious fun facts, crazy stories from real Drunk Yoga classes, poems, drawings, and other fun surprises! Full of wine, yoga, jokes, and joy, Drunk Yoga is for the experienced yogi, the average barfly, the social butterfly, and the wallflower who needs a few sips of liquid courage. It's about wine. And yoga. And not taking yourself too seriously. Already a huge hit for bachelor and bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations, and even office and team-building activities, this official book is founder Eli Walker's newest way to bring Drunk Yoga to you, wherever you are. Yoga can be as lightheartedly fun or as deeply personal as you make it. And it should be both. Yoga means unity. It is the awakened experience of your life. I've seen people get turned off by yoga, or develop an aversion to it, because, for many, it can appear too regimented and commercialized, as it is widely marketed for the already fit and flexible. But here's the thing: there are bajillions of ways to yoga. Just one way is to do it with wine in your hand in the back of a bar. And lucky for you, here's a book about it!

Love Poems for Married People

Love Poems for Married People

Author: John Kenney Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2019

Written with brilliant wit, sharp observation and a big dose of reality, Love Poems for Married People takes the poetic form, turns it upside down and leaves it in the dishwasher to dry. Including such gems as Why Are You in The Shower With Me? Our Love is Tested in Traffic and What Time Should We Leave for the Airport? John Kenney's poems are packed with funny, wry observations about the reality of life once the initial shine of a relationship has dulled. From parental gripes to dwindling sex lives; from less-than-romantic gifts to irritating personal habits, it's all covered. ____________________ Are you in the mood? I am. Let's put the kids down. Have a light dinner. Shower. Maybe not drink so much. And do that thing I would rather do with you than with anyone else. Lie in bed and look at our iPhones.

His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle

His Royal Dogness, Guy the Beagle

Author: Camille March, Michael Brumm Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2018

Sit...Stay...Enjoy! Good reader! -Stephen Colbert The hilarious, heartwarming, and rebarkable true story of Guy the Beagle, Duchess Meghan Markle's rescue dog. Like all good stories, Guy the Beagle's begins lost in the woods of Kentucky. But his fortunes change when he's rescued by none other than Princess...er, Duchess-to-be Meghan Markle. Practically overnight, Guy goes from wags to riches. But does this backwoods beagle have what it takes to be welcomed into the royal family? For the first time ever, Guy reveals how he went from pawper to proper, with help from Emmy award-winning writer and producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Mike Brumm and publishing veteran (and devoted Anglophile) Camille March, beautifully illustrated by EG Keller (illustrator of the New York Times bestselling A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo). Guy's story of finding acceptance in an exceptional family will have readers of all ages barking with laughter.

The Full Ulster Fry

The Full Ulster Fry

Author: Seamus O'Shea, Billy McWilliams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/11/2018

Since The Ulster Fry was founded in January 2015, it has become the go-to site for satire and parody news stories for Northern Ireland. Within a fortnight of starting, the site's spoof story about the world's first crisp sandwich cafe went viral, and led to the setting up of a real crisp sandwich takeaway, Simply Crispy. Since then, the site has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a community of over 69,000 followers. This second book brings together the very best of the site's content with extensive new material, creating a fantastic, satirical portrait of life in Northern Ireland and further afield. Including stories on: the Renewable Heat Incentive scandal; the Stormont elections and the NI/ROI border, this book will be the gift of choice in Northern Ireland this year.

The Devil's Dictionary

The Devil's Dictionary

Author: Ambrose Bierce, John Simpson Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/2018

DIPLOMACY, n. The patriotic art of lying for one's country In 1881 Ambrose Bierce, journalist and former soldier for the Union army in the Civil War, began writing satirical definitions for the San Francisco Wasp, and then for William Randolph Hearst's San Francisco Examiner. Bierce was launched on a journalistic career that would see him liked and loathed in equal measure - and earn him the title of 'the wickedest man in San Francisco'. In his column, Bierce, a contemporary of Mark Twain, brought his biting black humour to bear on spoof definitions of everyday words, writing deliberate mistranslations of the vocabulary of the establishment, the Church and the politics of his day, and shining a sardonic light on hypocrisy and deception. These columns formed the beginnings of a dictionary, first published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book. Over 100 years later, Bierce's redefinitions still give us pause for thought - REPORTER, n. A writer who guesses his way to the truth and dispels it with a tempest of words; UN-AMERICAN, adj. Wicked, intolerable, heathenish; POLITICS, n. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage - making for a timely new edition of this irreverent and provocative satire.

The Little Book of BAD MOODS

The Little Book of BAD MOODS

Author: Lotta Sonninen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

A hilarious fill-in activity book that encourages you to unleash your inner rage and scribble down your deepest annoyances. The Little Book of Bad Moods is an irreverent adult activity book that lets you unleash all your pent-up anger and say the things that you can't say out loud. Fun fill-in activities for all those minor, daily annoyances include: - What's Wrong With Everyone? Name all the fools you encountered at home, at work and in public. - What's Wrong With My Life? And whose fault is it? - Had a Bad Week. Please, vent. - Retrospective Comebacks. List all the things you should have said at the time. - General Gripes. Here is a space for longheld grudges and pet peeves. Funny, outrageous and shockingly cathartic, this is a bad little book that actively encourages you to have a really good moan. Put pen to paper and embrace your inner git (and just remember to hide your copy from anyone you happen to care about).

The Wonderful World of Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups

The Wonderful World of Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups

Author: Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

'After the success of their ingenious idea of matching pictures from Ladybird's archive with prose that mocks the mores of modern life, they are bowing out with a bang with this compendium' - Sunday Telegraph From the people who gave you classics such as The Ladybird Book of The Hangover and The Ladybird Book of The Mid-Life Crisis, they bring you this collection of what could have been. Imagine a world where there aren't just the thirty-two Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups you've seen in your local bookshop or downstairs toilet but hundreds and hundreds more . . . In this coffee-table book you don't have to, with never before seen covers, excerpts and paraphernalia from the archives, colourfully presented and helpfully divided into the following chapters: - Fun & Games - Adventure - The World Around Us - At Work - At Home - Coping - Not Coping - Giving Up 'I do not hasten to say that these books are the new Da Vinci Code.' Aisling Bea 'These books are small masterpieces. They make me glad I learned to read.' David Quantick 'HILARIOUS. Beserkly brilliant.' Mel Giedroyc

Goodnight Trump

Goodnight Trump

Author: Erich Origen, Gan Golan Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Turn out the lights on another endless day in Trump's America with this sharp parody ... In the very classy room There was a golden mirror And a silver spoon And a broadcast of - A half-baked story from a fake newsroom ... In the very classy golden bedroom of the White House, it is bedtime for the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This wickedly funny parody offers readers the chance to put America's man-child-in-chief to bed early, so children everywhere can have sweet dreams without fear of being torn from their homes and families.

The History of the World According to Facebook, Revised Edition

The History of the World According to Facebook, Revised Edition

Author: Wylie Overstreet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2018

A revised and expanded edition of the bestselling parody that includes thirty-pages of new text, photos, and contemporary subjects-a clever and fresh historical chronicle. The Sun is now friends with Earth and 7 other planets Pluto: Not cool. What if Facebook had emerged with the Big Bang, and every historical event took place online? Imagine how we'd we see history if . . . On April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln updated his status: Taking the missus to the theater God and Stephen Hawking trolled each other in a comment war over the creation of the universe? Alexander the Great checked into all the countries he conquered Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Liked each other's cryptic statuses Irreverent and clever, The History of the World According to Facebook goes back through time, from the beginning of the world to the present, to cover all the major events and eras of human history, such as the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the Information Age. Wylie Overstreet brings the book up to date with three-dozen pages of additional material on contemporary figures and topics, from Caitlin Jenner to Deflategate to MAGA and Trump. Filled with hundreds of actual figures from across the centuries and thousands of invented statuses, comments, and actions lampooning Facebook users' penchant for oversharing, abbreviation, self-importance, and lazy jargon, The History of the World According to Facebook defies all attempts at taking the multi-billion user social media platform SRSLY. It is the funniest parody of history and the dawn of man since, well, the dawn of man.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Social Media Star

Twinkle, Twinkle, Social Media Star

Author: Kate Kennedy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2018

The Unofficial Gareth Southgate Annual

The Unofficial Gareth Southgate Annual

Author: Adam G Goodwin, Dicken Goodwin, Jonathan Parkyn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A hilarious spoof annual honouring England's favourite son, Sir Gareth of Southgate. The Unofficial Gareth Southgate Annual is officially the only 100% Unofficial annual to feature the man who as a player famously missed a penalty and clutched defeat from the jaws of victory, only to turn that 22 years of hurt into a series of nail-biting wins at Russia 2018. Though he didn't succeed in steering the exciting new England team to a glorious final, this year's man of the moment is Gareth Southgate. This book is for anyone who remembers Euro '96 as the golden age and is now dusting off their cynicism reliving their youth, as well as a whole new generation of untarnished England fans. It's for all lovers of the beautiful game as well as lovers of a well-turned-out waistcoat. Fun games and activities include: - Dress-up Gareth football hairdo doll - Gareth's 'A-Maze-Balls' Amazing Football Maze - 'What Would Gareth Do?' problem page - 'Gareth and the Amazing Technicolour Waistcoat' story - Gareth's 'World of Cups' World Cup Game Plus masks, quizzes, games, brainteasers and a whole lot of football-related fun.