From the Booker-shortlisted author acclaimed as having "no literary precedent" (Independent) comes a gently absurd examination of the systems that trap and frustrate us daily. Fans of dry humor will enjoy this tale of mishap and folly, told from the point of view of a bus driver who's been charged to maintain a precise distance between himself and other buses--a directive that leads him to ignore the very passengers he's meant to serve.
Witty, allegorical, and intelligent, this is a novel for all those who have ever run for a bus, only to have it pull away as they reach its doors. Showcasing all of Mills' strengths, it is the perfect reintroduction for American readers to an incomparable talent.
Put a twinkle in your father’s eye with the book that will make his humor more groan-tastic than ever—much to his delight. Help Dad expand his joke repertoire with more than 300 eye-rollers, cringers, groaners, side-splitters, knee-slappers, and gut-busters guaranteed to make you laugh (or sigh). From the folks who brought you the original Dad Jokes, this collection of all-new material contains Q&A jokes, puns, one-liners, tweets, and knock-knock jokes suitable for all ages, including . . . Q: What do you call a potato at a hockey game? A: A spec-tater.Don’t run with bagpipes. You could put an aye out. Or worse yet, get kilt.I always wanted to be a Gregorian monk, but I never got the chants. Great Moments in Dad History: October 28, 1960. Dave Gordon grabs his keys on the way out of the house and becomes the first dad in history to say to his kids, “You ready to rock and roll?”
Learn to navigate the perils of everyday awkwardness with this smart, funny and charmingly illustrated guide.
Homo sapiens have been speaking for thousands of years—and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, and just about everywhere else. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. But no more.
With What to Talk About you’ll learn to speak—fluently, intelligently, charmingly—to family, friends, coworkers, lovers, future lovers, horse trainers, children, even yourself. This hilarious manual, written by two award-winning authors and illustrated by legendary cartoonist Tony Millionaire, is tailor-made for anyone who might one day attend a dinner party, start a job, celebrate a birthday, graduate from school, date a human, or otherwise use words.
What to Talk About is not rocket science, but it is a lot like brain surgery, in the sense that is terrifying, risky—and could change you forever.
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