I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons
By Kevin Hart
From Philadelphia shoe salesman raised by a single parent with an absent drug addict father, to world famous stand up and comic movie star.The Run is the true story of Kevin Hart. Revealing all aspects of his rags-to-riches life and career in this insightful, moving and funny memoir, these are the stories from his life that have shaped who he is today.
I Heard You Paint Houses
By Charles Brandt
It Wasn't Me
By Chris Addison
Look around you. The world is going to hell. Standards have fallen, values have been pawned, young people think 'innit' is a word and decent, honest citizens can't walk down the street without being set upon by an exploding terrorist or globally-warmed to death. We need to pick ourselves up. We need to rebuild this Once Great Nation. But, most of all, we need to be sure it's all somebody else's fault.
The Interesting Bits
By Justin Pollard
Did you give school history lessons your undivided attention? Even if you did, youre probably none the wiser as to how exactly Henry II of France came to have a two-foot splinter in his head or why Alexandra of Bavaria believed she had swallowed a piano. Or where terms like bunkum, maverick, John Bull and taking the mickey come from; or how the Tsarina of Russia once saved a life with a comma; or why Robert Pate hit Queen Victoria on the head with a walking stick. For some unknown reason the most interesting bits of history are kept out of lessons and away from syllabuses. Relegated to historys footnotes, they lie buried beneath the dense text like a few golden nuggets in a mountain of granite. Now The Interesting Bits rights this wrong; it is a veritable treasure trove of those surprising, eccentric, chaotic, baffling asides that dont fit neatly into historys official narrative. They are historys little-known treasures the gems that generations of teachers have excised from lessons on the grounds that they might make history too much like well fun.
In Search of the English Eccentric
By Henry Hemming
The English eccentric is under threat. In our increasingly homogenised society, these celebrated parts of our national identity are anomalies that may soon no longer fit. Or so it seems. On his entertaining and thought-provoking quest to discover the most eccentric English person alive today, Henry Hemming unearths a surprisingly large array of delightfully odd characters. He asks what it is to be an eccentric. Is it simply to thrive on creativity and non-conformity, and where does this incarnation of Englishness stem from? Hemming concludes that this tribe is, in fact, in rude health, as essential as ever to the English national identity, only they are no longer to be found where youd expect them.
I Can Has Cheezburger
By Eric Nakagawa
The definitive guide to the cute, strange and esoteric world of lolcats and lolcat speak.Instead of just slapping some lolcats on the page and calling it a book, ICHC proposes a more helpful approach, hosted by Professor Happycat. In his Guide to Lolcats, Professor Happycat shows the reader the finer points of ICHC's most popular memes, including Caturday; Monorail Cat; Im in ur X, Y-ing ur Z; Invisible X; I has a flavour; Halp!; Do Not Want; Oh Noes! and many more.Each page includes an official lolcat definition of the meme along with pronunciation and examples of real life lolspeak situations (i.e. iz u reddy for mah lolcat book?). In approximately 150-200 user and owner generated photos, lolcat lovers can get their fix, even when they're unplugged.
I Think the Nurses are Stealing My Clothes: The Very Best of Linda Smith
By Edited By Warren Lakin
Linda Smith was the brilliant mainstay of Radio 4's The News Quiz, Just a Minute, and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue for many years. She was just establishing her career on TV through blistering performances on Have I Got News for You, QI and Room 101, when she died of ovarian cancer in 2006. Linda was one of the few women to conquer the male dominated world of comedy and she had the wit and the charm to win over millions of male and female fans in equal measure. She had an eye for the absurdities of modern life and loved to prick the egos of the pompous and the vain. When she called David Blunkett 'Satan's bearded folk singer', it was a simple statement of fact. No wonder then Linda was voted the 'wittiest person alive' by Radio 4 listeners in 2002. This collection of her material, from her early stand-up to her radio days, is a must-have for any comedy fan.
It's Vintage, Darling! How to be a Clothes Connoisseur
By Christa Weil
Offering the services of a really honest best friend, a knowledgeable grandmother and an uber-stylist rolled into one, this book will teach you how to become a clothes connoisseur, look fabulous without spending a fortune and spot a Hermes scarf at forty paces. Full of fantastic stories and useful information, this is the perfect companion for anyone who loves clothes (and bags and shoes!) The next time you're complimented on a unique outfit wonderfully accessorized, simply reply, 'It's Vintage, Darling!'