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Humour collections & anthologies

See below for a selection of the latest books from Humour collections & anthologies category. Presented with a red border are the Humour collections & anthologies 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 Humour collections & anthologies books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Santa Claus Confidential 150 Laugh-Out-Loud Stories from a Professional Kris Kringle

Santa Claus Confidential 150 Laugh-Out-Loud Stories from a Professional Kris Kringle

Author: Kevin Neary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Hilarious, true stories from a professional Santa Claus! For the past twenty-five years, Kevin Neary has lived a double life. He even went as far as wearing a disguise and altering his appearance. Yes, it is true that during this time, he played the role of Santa Claus for a local department store. In Santa Claus Confidential, Neary describes his experiences working as Santa and the interactions with the clever children he encountered. Some of the many hilarious topics he discusses include: Why Santa never introduces new reindeer to his crew. How Santa can enter the home when it has no chimney. Whether Santa's sleigh has safety belts. How long Santa and Mrs. Claus have been married. And many others! The perfect Christmas gift, Neary's delightful tales are bound to get you feeling the holiday spirit!

Crazy Sh*t Presidents Said (Revised) The Most Surprising, Shocking, and Stupid Statements from George Washington to Donald Trump

Crazy Sh*t Presidents Said (Revised) The Most Surprising, Shocking, and Stupid Statements from George Washington to Donald Trump

Author: Robert Schnakenberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

In 2012 Running Press published Crazy Sh*t Presidents Said, which went on to gross 30,000 copies. Then in 2016 we had one of the most contentious U.S. elections to date, making this the perfect time for a revised edition. American Presidents have said a lot of crazy, absurd, offensive, and regrettable things, and in that torrent of official and unofficial remarks, some real head-scratchers have slipped out. This revised and updated edition includes more than 1,000 of the best and worst quotations from all 45 POTUS, now with quotes from President Trump, an updated introduction and new Trump illustrations.

Funny Ha, Ha 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written

Funny Ha, Ha 80 of the Funniest Stories Ever Written

Author: Paul Merton Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

80 of the funnest stories ever written, selected and introduced by comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton. From Anton Chekhov to Ali Smith, from P.G. Wodehouse to Nora Ephron, the greatest writers are those who know how to laugh. Here, award-winning comedian and broadcaster Paul Merton brings together his favourite funny stories of all time. Whether it's the silly, surreal, slap-stick or satirical that makes you smile, there's a story here to tickle every funny bone. From prize-winners and literary giants, to stand-up comedians and the rising stars of funny literature, this brilliant anthology is guaranteed to cheer your day.

Decline and Fail Read in Case of Political Apocalypse

Decline and Fail Read in Case of Political Apocalypse

Author: John Crace Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

'Optimism, mojo, complete bollocks. That's what the country is crying out for.' There is now only one certainty in life. When things can't possibly get worse, they absolutely will. And so, after three years of Maybot malfunctioning and Brexit bungling, welcome to BoJo the clown's national circus - where fun for none of the family is guaranteed. Fear not, however: Decline and Fail is your personal survival guide to the ongoing political apocalypse. This unremittingly entertaining collection of John Crace's lifegiving political sketches will get you through the darkest of days - or failing that, will at least help you see the funny side. Miss it at your peril...

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

The Wicked Wit of the Royal Family

Author: Karen Dolby Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

There is no doubt that the British royal family is THE most famous family in the world. Watched and picked over in the media for everything from fashion choices to baby bumps, sporting achievements to nightclub preferences, there doesn't seem to be a moment when they can escape public scrutiny. But, somehow, they still manage to maintain a sense of humour - and it's those flashes of fun and brilliance that this book celebrates. From Prince Philip's gaffe-prone remarks (most of which appear ON camera rather than off) to the `in' jokes shared by the knowing smiles of the younger royals and the Queen's wickedly dry and often bitingly funny remarks; from Prince Charles's asides to the Duchess of Cornwall to the self-deprecating smile of the Duchess of Cambridge and the belly laughs that appeal to Prince Harry. This book presents the other side of royal protocol and perhaps gives a glimpse of the real lives of this much-loved clan.

The Herald Diary It Was For Owl Seasons

The Herald Diary It Was For Owl Seasons

Author: Ken Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

An annual favourite, The Herald Diary takes a selection of the funniest stories of the year that appear in The Herald's `Diary' column. From the political trials and tribulations of the year, sports and celebrity scandals and triumphs, and hilarious stories overheard on the street, The Herald Diary has it all, and is a perfect summary of the year.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason

The Chapo Guide to Revolution A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason

Author: Chapo Trap House, Felix Biederman, Matt Christman, Brendan James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Instant New York Times bestseller Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that. -Tim Heidecker The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated-politically, culturally, and economically-by the lanyard-wearing Wall Street centrism of the left and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way. In a guide that reads like a weirder, smarter, and deliciously meaner version of The Daily Show's 2004 America (The Book) (Paste), Chapo Trap House shows you that you don't have to side with either sinking ships. These self-described assholes from the internet offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate. Learn the secret history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don't want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster. A book that's as intellectually serious and analytically original as it is irreverent and funny (Glenn Greenwald, New York Times bestselling author of No Place to Hide) The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, never before seen drafts of Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you're a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we're in, then Chapo, let's go...

Last Christmas

Last Christmas

Author: Greg Wise, Emma Thompson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

The perfect gift book, featuring the writing of Meryl Streep, Bill Bailey, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, Caitlin Moran, Richard Ayoade, Emily Watson and others, to coincide with the upcoming movie Last Christmas, starring Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. When you think back to Christmases past, what (if anything) made it magical? Looking towards the future, what would your perfect Christmas be? What would you change? What should we all change? This is a beautiful, funny and soulful collection of personal essays about the meaning of Christmas, written by a unique plethora of voices from the boulevards of Hollywood to the soup kitchens of Covent Garden. Away from the John Lewis advert, the high street decorations and the candied orange in Heston Blumenthal's Christmas pudding, this gem of a book introduced and curated by Emma Thompson and Greg Wise celebrates the importance of kindness and generosity, acceptance and tolerance - and shows us that these values are not just for Christmas.

Please Stop Touching Me ... and Other Haikus by Cats

Please Stop Touching Me ... and Other Haikus by Cats

Author: Jamie Coleman Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

__________________ Please Stop Touching Me Every time you do I have to lick everywhere It's so exhausting From the author of What I Lick Before Your Face comes this hilarious companion, Please Stop Touching Me ... and Other Haikus by Cats. Jamie Coleman returns with this brilliant collection of feline flights of fancy. His hilarious haikus take us inside the minds of our most popular pets revealing their inner-most secrets, their disdain for their owners and the poetry that is common to all cats. Featuring over 50 haikus complete with glorious images, this is a hysterical gift for cat lovers, cat haters, and poetry enthusiasts alike.

Senior Moments: Older but no wiser

Senior Moments: Older but no wiser

Author: Tim (Cartoonist) Whyatt Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A classically funny cartoon collection by Tim Whyatt. People of a certain age will recognise the 'senior moments' in Tim Whyatt's cartoons, from relying on children for technical support, to being told it's no longer acceptable to wear lycra. Senior Moments: Older But No Wiser is a hilarious collection of some of the best cartoons from two-time 'Henries' winner, Tim Whyatt, depicting the highs, lows and laughter of growing old.

Funnyosities The Comic Gems of Chic Murray

Funnyosities The Comic Gems of Chic Murray

Author: Robbie Grigor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2019

My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded I use to write her love letters in the sand. But it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box `Do you know the piano's resting on my foot?' `No, but hum it and I'll play it.' Chic Murray is a cult figure of alternative humour, a comedic pioneer ranked in the highest echelons of his art in the last century and admired around the world. Funnyosities features a huge number of Chic's funniest one-liners - some well known and others taken from material newly found by the great man's family. This collection is the perfect distillation of Chic's gloriously off-beat humour.

The World According to Doddie An A-Z of Life and how to Live it

The World According to Doddie An A-Z of Life and how to Live it

Author: Doddie Weir, Stewart Weir Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2019

Whether it's rugby or sport in general, life on the farm and in the Borders, or family, friends, punditry and politics, Doddie Weir's take on the world from all his lofty positions has informed, entertained and often made us think about our own lives. From appearing on The One Show to sharing the couch with Lorraine Kelly, from wowing the crowds at book festivals and Murrayfield, Doddie's gift of the gab has had us laughing, even crying, as he continues his fight against Motor Neuron Disease. In the last few years, the champion rugby player has become the champion of a cause: to find a cure and assist those with MND through his My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. And all the way along this difficult road, Doddie's exceptional, upbeat view of life has never wavered. His one-liners, mantras and mottos inspire everyone: making us contemplate our own situations afresh, even as we smile, chuckle and guffaw. More than once, Doddie has been told 'he should write those down,' or, 'put them in a book' - so now he has.