It will wither on the wine (ça va tourner en eau de boudin), C'est du lard ou du cochon? (Do you know where you are with it?). Décidément, depuis 3 ans que le Brexit a été voté, on n'a toujours pas compris ce que voulaient vraiment les Anglais! Jean-Loup Chiflet revient sur cette situation inextricable grâce à 150 expressions qui nous parlent d'indécision, d'échec, de farce, etc. Une bonne façon d'apprendre les expression idiomatiques anglaises les plus courantes !
In this eagerly awaited sequel, Nathan takes us back to his charming and instantly recognisable planet coloured in bright pinks, blues, greens, and purples, providing more escapades, jokes and p h r a s e s. Nathan mixes his most popular Instagram comics with more than thirty original works created exclusively for this second volume to explore four major topics: traditions, nature, emotions, and knowledge . He inducts new and longtime fans into a strangely familiar world and its culture, from "cohesion" (marriage) to "mild poison" (alcohol) to the full lyrics to "The Small Eight-Legged Creature" (sung to the tune of The Itsy Bitsy Spider ). Bright, colourful, and whimsical - yet charmingly familiar - Stranger Planet is out-of-this-world fun.
B>The standup iconoclast who broke the comedic mold with her hit Netflix special Nanette now answers the question of what comes next--and, more important, what came before.br>br>"There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself." --Hannah Gadsby, in Nanette/b>br>br>Hannah Gadsby''s unique standup special Nanette was a viral success--and to some, her worldwide fame may seem like an overnight sensation. But like everything else about Gadsby, there''s more to her success than meets the eye. Despite her incredibly personal act, there''s still so much you don''t know about the comedian who took on trauma, #MeToo, and homophobia all in one special.br>br>In her first book, the queer Australian comedian, writer, and actress takes us through the key moments in her life that ultimately led to the creation of Nanette and her startling declaration that she was quitting comedy. She traces her growth as a gay woman from Tasmania--where homosexuality was illegal until 1997--to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette--the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny, and the moral power of telling the truth. br>br>Both harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Hannah''s long tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.
Confront the spectre of failure, the wraith of social media, and other supernatural enemies of the author Tom Gauld returns with his wittiest and most trenchant collection of literary cartoons to date. Perfectly composed drawings are punctuated with the artist''s signature brand of humour, hitting high and low. After all, Gauld is just as comfortable taking jabs at Jane Eyre and Game of Thrones . Some particularly favoured targets include the pretentious procrastinating novelist, the commercial mercenary of the dispassionate editor, the wilful obscurantism of the vainglorious poet. Quake in the presence of the stack of bedside books as it grows taller! Gnash your teeth at the ever-moving deadline that the writer never meets! Quail before the critic''s incisive dissection of the manuscript! And most importantly, seethe with envy at the paragon of creative productivity! Revenge of the Librarians contains even more murders, drubbings and castigations than The Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, Baking For Kafka or any other collections of mordant scribblings by the inimitably excellent Gauld.
I feel more attractive. Honestly, you are. It's the star damage. I CRAVE STAR DAMAGE. Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name, Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planet's inhabitants, including milestones such as: The Emergence Day Being Gains a Sibling The Being Family Attains a Beast The Formal Education of a Being Celebration of Special Days Being Begins a Vocation The Beings at Home Health Status of a Being The Hobbies of a Being The Extended Family of the Being The Being Reflects on Life While Watching the Planet Rotate With dozens of never-before-seen illustrations in addition to old favorites, this book offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world not all that unlike our own.
The surely soon-to-be million-copy bestselling sort-of inspirational parody..
Enter the world of me, Panda, plus my sometime-friends Cat and Teddy. You will find us living our best lives, trying (and occasionally succeeding) to be kind to each other. The cat is quite nice but can be a little bit selfish. Teddy can come across as very nice, with his squeaky voice and looking so tiny and helpless. But I must warn you, Teddy can be a vicious little backstabber, actually.
This is a book of nice illustrations and some words from which you will likely gain some sort of inspiration. Like:
''Just because you''re struggling, it doesn''t mean you''re failing... But it might do.'' ''Nothing beats kindness,'' said the cat. ''Gin does'', said Panda. ''If you don''t stop saying inspirational things to me, I''m going to punch you up the hooter.'' ''You OK, hun?'' asked Panda, but he was just taking the piss. ''We''re just so, so lucky to have each other as friends, and it''s going to make a marvellous book.''
A dog philosopher questions what it really means to be a 'good boy'. A virtual assistant and a robot-cleaner elope. The undiscovered species and the theoretical particle face existential despair. Just as he did with writers, poets and literary classics in Baking with Kafka , Gauld now does with hapless scientists, nanobots, and puzzling theorems - with comic strips funny enough to engage science boffins and novices alike.
* From the writer and executive producer of the award-winning Netflix series The Good Place that made moral philosophy fun: a foolproof guide to making the correct moral decision in every situation you ever encounter, anywhere on earth, forever * How can we live a more ethical life? This question has plagued people for thousands of years, but it''s never been tougher to answer than it is now, thanks to challenges great and small that flood our day-to-day lives and threaten to overwhelm us with impossible decisions and complicated results with unintended consequences. Plus, being anything close to an ''ethical person'' requires daily thought and introspection and hard work; we have to think about how we can be good not, you know, once a month, but literally all the time . To make it a little less overwhelming, this fascinating, accessible and funny book by one of our generation''s best writers and adept minds in television comedy, Michael Schur, boils down the whole confusing morass with real life dilemmas (from ''should I punch my friend in the face for no reason?'' to ''can I still enjoy great art if it was created by terrible people?), so that we know how to deal with ethical dilemmas. Much as Chidi used humour and philosophy to make Eleanor a less selfish person, Schur takes us on a journey through the 2500-year discussion of ethics, explaining and poking fun at these grand ideas, and sketching a roadmap for how we ought to act. By the time the book is done, we''ll know exactly how to act in every conceivable situation, so as to produce a verifiably maximal amount of moral good. We will be perfect, and all our friends will be jealous. OK, not quite. Instead, we''ll gain fresh, funny, inspiring wisdom on the toughest issues we face every day With contributions from Professor Todd May of Clemson University, who served as an advisor on The Good Place, this is a brilliant, clever and hugely entertaining about one of the most important topics in the world. ''The problem is, if all you care about in the world is the velvet rope, you will always be unhappy, no matter which side you''re on.'' - Tahani Al-Jamil, The Good Place
A comic about dinosaurs finding meaning, together from the international bestselling team behind dinosaur therapy , @dinosandcomics including exclusive, never-before-seen bonus comics posing questions such as ''do I exist?'', ''how should I live?'', ''what is beauty?'' in each comic, dinosaur characters explore how to exist in the modern world and meditate on what it means to ''live well''.
Suitable for grown-ups.
For the first time in seven years, Allie Brosh, the creator of the immensely popular blog ''Hyperbole and a Half'' and #1 New York Times bestselling author, returns with her new collection. Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh''s childhood; the adventures of her very bad animals; merciless dissection of her own character flaws; incisive essays on grief, loneliness, and powerlessness; as well as reflections on the absurdity of modern life. This full-colour, beautifully illustrated edition features all-new material with more than 1,600 pieces of art. Solutions and Other Problems marks the return of a beloved American humourist who has "the observational skills of a scientist, the creativity of an artist, and the wit of a comedian" (Bill Gates). Praise for Allie Brosh''s Hyperbole and a Half : "A hilarious collection" Mashable "Will certainly help you, should you perhaps decide to indulge in a spot of "self-gifting" in this instance, survive Christmas with your more crazed relatives" Rachel Cooke, Observer "It''s impossible not to warm to cartoonist and blogger Allie. If she doesn''t get to you with her funny childhood anecdotes (eating an entire birthday cake) then her honest reflections on depression will" Grazia
A candid and brilliantly funny memoir...
...of how a tall, shy youth from Weston-super-Mare went on to become a self-confessed comedy legend.
En route, John Cleese describes his nerve-wracking first public appearance at St Peter's Preparatory School at the age of eight and five-sixths; his endlessly peripatetic home life with parents who seemed incapable of staying in any house for longer than six months; his first experiences in the world of work as a teacher who knew nothing about the subjects he was expected to teach; his hamster-owning days at Cambridge; and his first encounter with the man who would be his writing partner for over two decades, Graham Chapman.
And so on to his dizzying ascent via scriptwriting for Peter Sellers, David Frost, Marty Feldman and others to the heights of Monty Python.
Punctuated from time to time with John Cleese's thoughts on topics as diverse as the nature of comedy, the relative merits of cricket and waterskiing, and the importance of knowing the dates of all the kings and queens of England, this is a masterly performance by a former schoolmaster.
____________________________ We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how. Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it''s a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. ____________________________ ''Humorous and practical ... Whether you''re hoping to write a novel or paint a masterpiece, you''re sure to feel inspired'' OK Magazine '' His candor is endearing ... An upbeat guide to the creative process'' Kirkus ''A jovial romp ... Cleese fans will enjoy, and writers and other artists will breeze through, picking up a few nuggets of wisdom along the way'' The Festival Review ''A sincere and thoughtful guide to creativity, and a very useful book'' Graham Norton ''Wise words on the serious business of being silly'' Sunday Business Post
Covering subjects from God to dogs, this collection is a gathering of British wit, featuring: Jane Austen, Pam Ayres, Alan Bennett, Jeffrey Bernard, John Betjeman, Jo Brand, Craig Brown, Winston Churchill, Alan Clark, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook, Tommy Cooper, Noel Coward, Quentin Crisp, Les Dawson, Stephen Fry, and others.
100% UNOFFICIAL The newly discovered diary of Boris Alexander de Pfeffel Johnson, aged 13 Â provides a fascinating and glimpse into Johnson's innermost thoughts and feelings and will reveal a hitherto hidden side of the man best known to the country as BoJo ___ Tuesday, 20th September, 1977 During Latin this AM, our teacher Mr Beesley - he of the confetti dandruff and bodily odours - demanded that I give a brief talk on Catullus. Apparently I'd volunteered to do so last week, then forgotten about it entirely. Well, dearest D, I don't mind telling you that the Johnson brain was mightily flummoxed. Without the faintest clue what I was about to say, I rose to my feet. "Um, gosh, yes, Catullus," I began. "What can one say about Catullus? Well, I have always strived to keep my feelings on Catullus a secret. But now I shall have to let the Cat-ullus out of the bag." "Yes, yes, very good, Johnson," said Mr Beesley, "but you're meant to be telling us about his poetry". "Well, um, quite," I shot back. "Knowing, as I do, so much about Catullus - and, indeed, his poetry! - it's tough to know where to begin. Perhaps, then, I should start with the basics: Catullus was a Roman. As such, he had a roman head, roman shoulders and, of course, roman hands. Yes, that poet's hands would roam all over the place. He was the most notorious bottom-pincher in the whole republic!" Yet more laughter! Sometimes I wonder whether I should be a comedian when I grow up, rather than Prime Minister. Then again, why not BOTH? Ended the day by raiding the tuck shop, to replenish my dwindling supply of Curly Wurlies. Checked my mons pubis for hair again just now. Still nothing . . .
A comic about dinosaurs navigating the complexities of life, together including exclusive, never-seen-before, bonus comics a wistful, honest and highly relatable account of modern life.
Dinosaur therapy is a book of cartoons for grown-ups from the very successful web comic @dinosandcomics.
In each comic, dinosaur characters grapple with questions around the meaning of life and mental health, trying to make sense of the world and cope with their own place in it.
Based on the smash #1 New York Times bestselling series Strange Planet, a charming guided journal featuring the fascinating inhabitants of Nathan W. Pyle's colorful world. The curiously relatable inhabitants of Strange Planet are at it once again! Illustrated with art from the Strange Planet collections, Nathan W. Pyle's guided journal takes a fresh, self-reflective look at the behavior that makes us human. Strange Planet: Existence Chronicle explores favorite themes from the Strange Planet social media stream and books, including emotions, recreation, and cultural traditions. Filled with prompts from the Strange Planet universe, and showcasing the signature Strange Planet characters in pastel hues of pink, blue, green, and purple, this guided journal can help fans explore and better understand the "strange planet" they inhabit.