SSSH. New Secret Project.

27 Jan 21 

During lockdown and the world of Corona, I’ve been writing a bunch of stuff.

Things about this, and things about that.

Kind of a mix of my ShortList column, with elements of Yes Man and a touch of the novels. And also a little of the clubs/collectives I’ve started over the years…

And I want you to be involved.

It’s going to be BIG and FUN and packed with stuff. In a way I haven’t done things before. And it would be great if you were part of it!

THE TIME IS COMING. All will be revealed.

Sign up to the mailing list above and I’ll let you know when it’s starting. But it’s starting soon.

I will call on you. You must assemble. Over and out.

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Can You Imagine?!


Okay, so before I start my next book for grown-ups (as if you’re a grown-up!), I have another book for kids coming in March, and it’s my FAVOURITE.

It’s called THE DAY THE SCREENS WENT BLANK – because, can you imagine? It’s almost like a comedy horror for kids! And for parents.

If you can’t guess, it’s the story of all the screens in the world going blank at once… and how one little girl sets out to save the grandma she can no longer call (who remembers numbers any more?).

If you like the sound, please do pre-order. It really helps. I swear: if you don’t like it, I’ll eat a banana.

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Honestly, I’m podcast loopy!

08 Aug 18 

Well, I’ve been popping up on various people’s podcasts recently, talking about all sorts of things…

I’ll be on Jameela Jamil‘s iWeigh in the next week or three.

You can catch me on Ricky Gervais‘s Deadly Sirius show here

Or on James O’Brien‘s Unfiltered here

Or on Lifehacker‘s Upgrade here

Or Sofie Hagen‘s Made of Human podcast, recorded at the Soho Theatre, here

Or on Brian Cox and Robin Ince‘s Infinite Monkey Cage, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, here

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F*** You Very Much – the Podcast!

23 May 18 

Ahead of the paperback release of F*** You Very Much on May 31st, please accept this series of podcasts with my compliments.

You don’t have to have read the book to get something out of them, but in the show, Marc Haynes and I attempt to dissect exactly why we’re all so bloody rude all of a sudden.

We’ve got guests. Callers. Emails. Science. And stories of ridiculous rudeness from our own lives.

Please do have a listen and subscribe if you like it… you can get it wherever you normally get your podcasts, or right here.

Hope you like it!

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Books and Vital Broadcasts

24 Jan 18 

Yes. Vital broadcasts! I’m back on Radio X on Sundays between 11am and 1pm, playing records and setting ground rules for your life which I expect to be obeyed at all times. Sort of. You can download the podcast on iTunes if you can’t catch it live…

F You Very Much is about to come out in the States, so if that’s what brought you here, welcome. Now leave a nice review and tell all your pals, okay?

The proper paperback edition comes out here in the UK in June, and I’m just letting you know nice and early – we’re changing the title. It was always supposed to be called F*** You Very Much (it’s about rudeness, see) but we felt that title might make it difficult for The One Show and so on to talk about it. Now, though? F*** the One Show. The book needs its proper title.

And now I must stop using bad language, because Hamish and the Baby Boom! comes out in March. It’s definitely the silliest and maybe the funniest of the series, although that is not for me to say, and yet I’m saying it anyway. I do hope you’ll consider a copy for your tiny sidekicks.

The podcast I promised last year is ready and waiting to go. Has been for a while. But we have to wait for the platform it’s on to launch properly. That was a weird sentence to write. Anyway, it’ll be with you soon…

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NEW BOOK! And all thanks to a hotdog…

05 May 17 

My brand new book is ready to go… and I owe it all to a hotdog.

A hotdog I never even got.

I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU JUST SAID THAT is what I wrote immediately after I was thrown out of a diner for asking where my hotdog was. And I very much would like you to read it.

It’s a book about rudeness. And about the terrifying wave of it that I genuinely think could end up destroying our world.

In it, I try ‘Radical Honesty’ in Germany. I meet my own internet troll. I tell you about the terrorist who could not believe how rude other terrorists were (they kept using his phone charger without asking!). And I try and find out the truth about what happened with that bloody hotdog.

You can pre-order the book right this second – let’s DO this!

For together we must fight the New Rudeness!

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