Cunk on Everything
The Encyclopedia Philomena
By Philomena Cunk
A parody encyclopedia from the star of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe and Cunk on Christmas
The Sunday Times 'Stocking-Filler of the Year'
'This book is great because it covers everything in existence apart from the 95% of stuff not worth bothering with' - Philomena Cunk, star of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, Moments of Wonder and Cunk on Britain
'Essential reading for these slipshod times' Al Murray
Once in a blue moon, a book comes along that changes the world. The Origin of Species. War and Peace. 1984. The World According to Danny Dyer. And now, Cunk on Everything: The Encyclopedia Philomena, by Philomena Cunk.
Philomena Cunk is one of the greatest thinkers of the 21st century, and in Cunk on Everything she turns her attention to our biggest issue: why are there so many books? Wouldn't it be better if there was just one? This is that book - an encyclopedia of ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE, from sausages to Henry of Eight to Brush Strokes to vegetarian sausages.
Read it, and you'll never have to read another book again.
'This is a book' Philomena Cunk
'Never contact me again' Professor Rupert Delgado, MBE
'Cunk for PM' Rachel Riley
'. . . book . . .' Guardian
'Truly the intellect for our baffling times' The Times
'This book is absolutely stupid' The Pool
Philomena Cunk is a journalist and thinker who has presented TV shows on everything from time and feminism to Shakespeare and Jesus. She asks the big questions other journalists are afraid to, like 'What is clocks?' and 'Why do we cry when it's the onions getting hurt?'
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01 Nov 2018
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Essential reading for these slipshod times — Al Murray
Literally had me in tears . . . Cunk for PM — Rachel Riley
Unpacks some of culture's biggest phenomenons — The Guardian
Truly the intellect for our baffling times — The Times
Television's most notorious wide-eyed idiot presents her guide to everything, providing an insight into her mind along the way — Independent
This book is absolutely stupid - and if you know the work of Philomena Cunk, you'll understand that this is exactly what makes it so hilarious . . . there's nothing you won't understand after a quick flick through Cunk's encyclopedia — Emily Baker, The Pool
Cunk has fronted her own documentaries on Christmas and Shakespeare, and now finally arrives in print, recording her decidedly confused opinions on all manner of subjects for the ages. — Joe Sommerlad, Independent
In a world of fake news, spin and propaganda, one figure can be relied on to cut through the noise: Philomena Cunk — Radio Times
As comprehensive as it is ridiculous — Funny Women
if you like to be told what you already know by a complete moron, you're in for a treat — Strong Words
An astute parody of cynical talking heads — Chortle