FIRST BOOK AWARD nominee – Edinburgh International Book Festival 2012
Shortlisted for the MELISSA NATHAN COMEDY AWARD 2013
It’s all about a man who one night helps a girl. Just for a second. And there’s a moment between them. But then it’s over. She disappears. But in his hands, he realises he’s still got something of hers…
Her disposable camera. So what should he do? Develop the film? Or forget about her? He develops the film. Of course he does. And he looks at her photos. And that’s when he spots something very unusual indeed…
“One of the year’s coolest must-reads” – Stylist
What Not to Do (And How to Do It)
A lot has happened to Danny Wallace in the past year. He’s had a baby and has been hobnobbing with the powers that be in Hollywood. But that hasn’t made him any less awkward. Being more of a grown up brings its own baffling etiquette and expected social graces, and no-one has told Danny.
Join Danny once again on his stumble through more Awkward Situations. It’s not easy being a man…
(Previously published as More Awkward Situations For Men).
“…can’t help but spread a smile across your face” – Shortlist
Awkward Situations For Men
How do you walk behind a woman you don’t know at night?
What do you do if you’ve said goodbye, but then both walk off in the same direction?
Or if you’re caught cheating on your hairdresser?
Or when you spot someone purposely not taking your call?
Well, if you’re Danny Wallace, you feel all awkward.
Taken from his multi-award-nominated ShortList column, this is a book that tracks a year in a life of one man’s awkwardness…
“Very funny, very clever, very charming” – Jonathan Ross
Friends Like These
What happens if you find an old address book? And what happens if that addess book contains within it the names of your twelve best friends as a kid?
Danny Wallace is about to turn thirty, and his life has become a cliche… suddenly finding himself living in a smart new area of town, he’s swapped pints down the pub for lattes and brunch. He owns a shed. He has display cushions.
And then one day he finds that address book. And he starts to wonder where his childhood friends are now… and whether, if he tracked them down – wherever they are – and turned up on the doorstep… what they’d say if he asked them whether they were coming out to play…
“Another comedy masterpiece” – The Bookseller
Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much.
Dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn’t doing the young, free and single thing very well at all. Instead, he was avoiding people. Texting instead of calling. Calling instead of meeting. Until one fateful night, when he hears the words that’ll change everything forever… “Say Yes More”…
And that’s exactly what Danny does. In fact, he says Yes to everything…
Now a major Warner Bros. film, starring Jim Carrey…
“One of those rare books that actually has the potential to change your life…” – San Francisco Bay Guardian
Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe
Danny Wallace wanted to write about a place so special and so crucial to our existence that it had never before been tackled: the Centre of the Universe.
But then, he realised that getting there might be a problem, and when he did, there’d probably be nothing much to write about.
Until he heard about a manhole cover, on a small street, in a small town, tucked away in a remote part of Idaho. The manhole cover had been declared the Centre of the Universe. The mayor had the science to back it up. The town rejoiced. And the name of the town? Wallace. It was a cosmic coincidence Danny couldn’t resist…
Part of the QuickReads initiative to encourage adult literacy.
The true story of a man who started a cult by accident…
What happens if you put an advert in a paper that says, simply, JOIN ME.
Would people join something, without knowing who they were joining, or what they were joining, or even what ‘joining’ was? Danny Wallace found out, and within months was the Leader of a global phenomenon… people placed their faith in their unknown Leader, and pretty soon it became clear he had to come up with something for everyone to do…
This is what happened.
“Danny Wallace may well have stumbled upon the future shape of spirituality… hilarious.” – The Daily Telegraph
Random Acts of Kindness: 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place
In his bestselling book, Join Me, Danny Wallace instructs his legions of followers to perform a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ every Friday. As a result, his thousands of followers (dubbed the Karma Army) made people happier the length and breadth of the country.
Now, in Random Acts of Kindness, Danny and the gang bring you a hilarious, heartwarming book to encourage you to perform Random Acts of your own.
Buy an old lady a hat! Give a policeman a helium balloon! Pat a dog! Hand a stranger your umbrella! Applaud a lady who’s clearly made an effort! Read it, learn it, and start making your world the nicer place, today!
“Here, with the help of his followers, Danny Wallace suggests 365 Random Acts of Kindness…. and I have one of my own: give a small book a rave review…’” – Sunday Telegraph
Are You Dave Gorman?
The first book – after a heavy night of tequila and a drunken bet, flatmates Dave and Danny set off on what turns out to be a 24,000-mile journey to attempt to find and meet 54 men, all of whom share the name Dave Gorman.
They visit Scotland, Israel, America, France and Ireland. They lose their shoes in Norway, and their minds along the way.
Silly, but engrossing, fascinating and addictive – and a touching story of two friends who grow to share a mutual obsession.
“A magnificent tale of adventure and obsession” – The Independent