It all starts with a girl.... (Because yes, there's always a girl.) Jason Priestley (not that one) has just seen her. They shared an incredible, brief, fleeting moment of deep possibility, somewhere halfway down Charlotte Street. And then, just like that, she was gone - accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned, disposable camera, chock-full of undeveloped photos.... And now Jason - ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero - faces a dilemma: Should he try and track The Girl down? What if she's The One?
Danny Wallace is about to turn 30. Recently married and living in a smart new area of town, he's swapped pints down the pub for lattes and brunch. For the first time in his life, he's feeling, well...grown-up.
"Okay for a free extract."
Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn't doing the young, free and single thing very well. Instead he was avoiding people. Texting them instead of calling them. Calling them instead of meeting them. That is until one fateful date when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to 'say yes more'. These three simple words changed Danny's life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say YES to everything.
"Short, funny book."
We join the action just as our ‘hero’ Tom, (early thirties, reads the ‘news’ on the radio) finds out that his girlfriend has not left him. Tom, I have not left you. But I am gone. Please carry on as normal. Love always, Hayley. Has Hayley gone or hasn’t she? Is she coming back? If she has gone, but is coming back, when is she coming back? And what is he supposed to bloody do in the meantime? And what if she’s never coming back?
"Find out for yourself"
In 2010’s brilliant Awkward Situations for Men, Danny Wallace entertained us with wonderful bite-sized stories from his often embarrassing and bewildering everyday life as a man. Well, now it’s 2011 and Danny is back - and he’s even more confused than ever!
What would you do...if the whole world just stopped? Yes, the whole world. Birds in the air. Planes in the sky. And every single person on the planet - except you! Because that's what keeps happening to ten-year-old Hamish Ellerby. And it's being caused by the WorldStoppers and their terrifying friends, the Terribles! They have a plan! They want to take our world for their own.... Oh, and they hate children. Especially if you're a child who knows about them. Hang on – You know now, don't you? Oh dear.
Danny Wallace was bored. Just to see what would happen, he placed a whimsical ad in a local London paper. It said, simply, 'Join Me'. Within a month, he was receiving letters and emails from teachers, mechanics, sales reps, vicars, schoolchildren and pensioners - all pledging allegiance to his cause. But no one knew what his cause was.
Gibt es Liebe auf den ersten Blick? Jason glaubt nicht daran. Ganz im Gegenteil, seitdem ihn seine letzte Freundin verlassen hat...
Danny Wallace is a man. And a man is a very tricky thing to be these days. A toe-curling moment, a embarrassing faux-pas or a bewildering social situation is always just round the corner. As well as annoying his wife in a dream, getting stuck in a Vapour Room and being invited to a government task force meeting with TV's Jon Tickle, Danny's life is turned upside down by a huge surprise.
Danny Wallace is a man. And a man is a very tricky thing to be these days. A toe-curling moment, a embarrassing faux-pas or a bewildering social situation is always just round the corner.Danny's Summer is passed by having his party gatecrashed by a minor celebrity; sniffing at strangers; and discovering the joys of wearing little pyjamas, to his wife's horror.
Danny Wallace is a man. And a man is a very tricky thing to be these days. A toe-curling moment, a embarrassing faux-pas or a bewildering social situation is always just round the corner. In amongst the autumn leaves, Danny finds himself tricking Su Pollard out of some money, being confused for a deaf man, and betraying his hairdresser. Once you have listened to this book you will see Awkward Situations everywhere you go, and life will never be the same again. And, it’s very, very funny.
Danny Wallace is a man. And a man is a very tricky thing to be these days. A toe-curling moment, a embarrassing faux-pas or a bewildering social situation is always just round the corner.