Danny Wallace - Author

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Best-selling writer, Danny Wallace, turned his hand to children’s fction with his debut Hamish and the WorldStoppers. Filled with his trademark humour, this fantasy adventure series was inspired by the books that set Wallace’s own young imagination alight. Everyone loves Hamish! The frst two books have received fantastic praise and children nationwide have devoured his stories. Hamish is a thoroughly endearing character and Danny’s writing has a sense of humour that appeals to kids and parents alike. Danny has collaborated with leading illustrator Jamie Littler, who brings the world of Hamish to life with his quirky illustrations that ooze child appeal.

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Are You Dave Gorman?

Are You Dave Gorman?

Author: Danny Wallace, Dave Gorman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2018

'A magnificent tale of obsession and adventure' The Independent After a heavy night of tequila, flatmates Dave and Danny set off on what turns out to be a 24,000-mile journey to meet all the other Dave Gormans in the world. They visit Scotland, Israel, America, France and Ireland. They even hold a party in London where 50 Dave Gormans attend, including two women who have kindly changed their name via deed-poll. Silly, but engrossing, fascinating and addictive - and a touching, funny story of two friends who grow to share a mutual obsession. 'A warm, funny, life-enhancing book' The Guardian The average Dave Gorman is 37, 5'6 and works in the financial sector. Our Dave Gorman is 29, is a Perrier Award-nominated comedian and writer. His TV work has earned him two BAFTAs for The Mrs Merton Show as well as his own BBC2 series. Danny Wallace is a writer, producer and award-winning journalist, whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and Melody Maker.

Hamish and the GravityBurp

Hamish and the GravityBurp

Author: Danny Wallace Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! Frank Cottrell Boyce Hilarious Tim Minchin Danny Wallace and Jamie Littlers books contain all the wit and warmth of Dahl and Blake at their best. Irresistible. Phil Earle Like David Walliams, Danny Wallace is a comedian turned childrens author. Of the two, Wallaces writing is funnier The Sunday Times, Childrens Book of the Week Another hilarious adventure from bestselling author Danny Wallace brought to life with illustrations from Jamie Littler, perfect for fans of David Walliams, Roald Dahl, David Baddiel and David Solomons! This may look like just a completely and utterly ordinary book. But it's not. This book knows something terrifying: that the people of Earth face their gravest, grimmest threat yet! When Hamish finds his mum and his brother floating ON THE CEILING, he knows there's something seriously wrong (again) in the town of Starkley. What is the strange burping noise he keeps hearing? Why are weird seeds suddenly falling from the sky? And should he be worried about the odd woman with a cone around her neck? All Hamish and his gang the PDF can be sure of is that an adventure is coming. And that means two things:You have to be preparedYou have to prepare a sandwich

F*** You Very Much

F*** You Very Much

Author: Danny Wallace Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of F*** You Very Much, written and read by Danny Wallace. You're not imagining it. People are getting ruder. And this is a serious problem.The book that inspired the iTunes Top Ten podcast Did you know that even one rude comment in a life and death situation can decrease a surgeon's performance by as much as 50%? That we say we don't want rude politicians, but we vote for them anyway? Or that rude language can sway a jury in a criminal case?Bestselling writer and broadcaster Danny Wallace (Yes Man, Awkward Situations For Men), is on a mission to understand where we have gone wrong. He travels the world interviewing neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, barristers, bin men, and bellboys. He joins a Radical Honesty group in Germany, talks to drivers about road rage in LA, and confronts his own online troll in a pub.And in doing so, he uncovers the latest thinking about how we behave, how rudeness, once unleashed, can spread like a virus - and how even one flippant remark can snowball into disaster.As insightful and enthralling as it is highly entertaining, F*** You Very Much* is an eye-opening exploration into the worst side of human behaviour.*This book was originally published under the title, I Can't Believe You Just Said That. But we decided it just wasn't rude enough..."e;A cry for human decency... deliciously hilarious. I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately."e; Adam Grant author of Originals, Give and Take, Option B

F*** You Very Much The surprising truth about why people are so rude

F*** You Very Much The surprising truth about why people are so rude

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

You're not imagining it. People are getting ruder. And this is a serious problem. The book that inspired the iTunes Top Ten podcast Did you know that even one rude comment in a life and death situation can decrease a surgeon's performance by as much as 50%? That we say we don't want rude politicians, but we vote for them anyway? Or that rude language can sway a jury in a criminal case? Bestselling writer and broadcaster Danny Wallace (Yes Man, Awkward Situations For Men), is on a mission to understand where we have gone wrong. He travels the world interviewing neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, barristers, bin men, and bellboys. He joins a Radical Honesty group in Germany, talks to drivers about road rage in LA, and confronts his own online troll in a pub. And in doing so, he uncovers the latest thinking about how we behave, how rudeness, once unleashed, can spread like a virus - and how even one flippant remark can snowball into disaster. As insightful and enthralling as it is highly entertaining, F*** You Very Much* is an eye-opening exploration into the worst side of human behaviour. A cry for human decency... deliciously hilarious. I politely encourage you to read this book. Immediately. Adam Grant author of Originals, Give and Take, Option B *This book was originally published under the title, I Can't Believe You Just Said That. But we decided it just wasn't rude enough...

More Awkward Situations for Men

More Awkward Situations for Men

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2018

In the brilliant AWKWARD SITUATIONS FOR MEN, Danny Wallace entertained us with wonderfully funny true stories from his often embarrassing and bewildering everyday life as a man. Well, Danny is back - and he's even more confused than ever! A lot has happened to Danny Wallace in the past year. He has 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 very funny stumble through more Awkward Situations. It's not easy being a man!

I Can't Believe You Just Said That The truth about why people are SO rude

I Can't Believe You Just Said That The truth about why people are SO rude

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2017

Passive aggression. Road rage. Snarky tweets. Queue-jumpers. Idiots who are #justsaying. Fat shamers. Victim blaming. Furious waitresses who refuse to sell you a hot dog... We are ruder than we've ever been. In this incisive and very funny book, Danny Wallace investigates the new wave of rudeness that threatens to overwhelm us. He travels the world, visiting our rudest critics, interviewing psychologists, psychiatrists, bell boys, cab drivers, bin men, barristers, politicians, a limo driver called Jose and at least one expert in cooked meat production. In doing so he uncovers the hidden truths behind what makes us rude, whether it can be caught, and how one small moment of rudeness-like being declined a hotdog-can snowball into disaster. From the jihadist who launched a blistering attack on the bad manners of his fellow ISIS militants, to the mayor in Bogota who recruited an army of mimes to highlight inconsiderate driving-this is a very funny and powerful exploration into the way humans work and why it is surely time for an anti-rudeness revolution.

Double Hamish Hamish and the Worldstoppers and Hamish and the Never People

Double Hamish Hamish and the Worldstoppers and Hamish and the Never People

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

The Terribles have arrived and they have a PLAN! To stop time and take over the world! Can Hamish stop them before it's too late? The people of Earth are in BIG trouble again! Luckily Hamish and his friends are here to save the day... aren't they??! Get ready for worldstopping monsters, huge metal oddballs and a whole heap of adventure in these two hilarious books from bestselling author Danny Wallace!

Und was machst Du so?

Und was machst Du so?

Author: Danny Wallace Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2016

Danny Wallaces superkomische, manchmal aber auch melancholische Geschichte ist ein Muss fur alle um die 30, die Angst haben, erwachsen zu werden. Dannys 30. Geburtstag naht unausweichlich - ist nun endgltig die Zeit des Erwachsenseins gekommen? Verheiratet im hbschen Reihenhaus leben und gediegene Restaurantbesuche dem lustigen Pubabend vorzuziehen, scheinen nur die ersten erschreckenden Anzeichen zu sein. Danny kann sich mit diesem Gedanken nur schwer anfreunden und beschliet seine alten Kumpels aus der Schulzeit um Rat zu fragen. Schade nur, dass er die seit Jahren nicht mehr gesehen hat und sie ber die ganze Welt verstreut leben. Als er beschliet, sie zu suchen, beginnt eine spannende Reise - in ferne Lnder, durch Kneipen und in die "e;gute, alte Zeit"e;...

Think with Ink - Vol 1

Think with Ink - Vol 1

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2015

THINK WITH INK is a collection of daily quotes and corresponding articles syndicated daily by American author and international speaker, Danny Wallace. Great for bible study discussion groups and perfect for daily devotions. A glorious journey into the transforming freedom of Grace that helps to uncover our self-made covering, exposing an element of the religious Pharisee in us all. We are challenged to love the unlovable, know that in the loving, we come alive to the beauty of Grace.

Hamish and the Terrible Terrible Christmas

Hamish and the Terrible Terrible Christmas

Author: Danny Wallace Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2015

A hilarious original Christmas short story from the wonderful Danny Wallace! Have yourself and TERRIBLE little Christmas! Hamish and his friends are back in this very special story. The Terribles are out to ruin Christmas for everyone in Starkley, can the PDF stop them?? Praise forHamish and the Worldstoppers: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Frank Cottrell Boyce Poor Danny Wallace! Once kids get their hands on this quirky and hilarious book, theyre gonna be bugging him to write Hamish stories til hes 97 Tim Minchin Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids - particularly boys - will really enjoy The Sun Like David Walliams, Wallace is a comedian turned childrens author. Of the two, Wallaces writing is the funnier. The Sunday Times, Childrens Book of the Week Wallaces vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible. The Guardian

Who is Tom Ditto?

Who is Tom Ditto?

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2015

Tom got a note from his girlfriend. It says she hasn't left him, but she's gone. But where the hell is she? When is she coming back? And what is Tom supposed to do in the meantime? With each new clue to Hayley's whereabouts, Tom is forced to question whether he truly knows his girlfriend at all. Because who is Hayley really, anyway? Who is this other strange girl following him? And who, for that matter, is Tom Ditto? A laugh out loud high concept love story with a mystery at its heart, for fans of Nick Hornby and David Nicholls from the bestselling author of Yes Man and F*** You Very Much What people are saying about Who is Tom Ditto?: 'Danny Wallace at his very best: funny, assured and relentlessly clever. A brilliant novel' John Niven 'A terrific novel...the plot is wild and unexpected, with a dash of sinister, and it's incredibly funny' The Times 'Wallace is adept at capturing the nuances of the mundane and the ridiculous, while being incredibly funny' Stylist 'A hilarious and fresh take on modern life. Brilliantly written' Heat

What Not to Do (And How to Do It)

What Not to Do (And How to Do It)

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Danny is back with more hilarious true-life stories of hopeless modern manhood A husband andnow a new father, Danny Wallace is a man who struggles to understand theunspoken rules of society... For example,when do you hug? And when do you NOT hug? How do youreact when you realise that yesterday's underpants might still be in yourtrousers? What do you doif you think you might have a man-crush? And whathappens when you think you may have accidentally ordered your wife a prostitutefor her birthday? Following thebestselling Awkward Situations for Man and based on his incrediblypopular columns, Danny Wallace entertains us with more stories from his oftenembarrassing and bewildering life. No one said itwas easy being a man. And Danny is finding it harder than ever. (Previouslypublished as More Awkward Situations for Men) Danny's firstsolo book, Join Me, was described as a 'word-of-mouthphenomenon' by The Bookseller and 'one of the funniest storiesyou will ever read' by the Daily Mail. His second book, YesMan - in which he decided to say 'Yes' to everything - wasdescribed as 'hilarious' by several national newspapers. The Warner Bros. filmadaptation of Wallace's book Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey inthe lead role, was released in December 2008 and grossed $230,000,000worldwide. Danny's third book Friends Like These, describedby The Bookseller as 'another comedy masterpiece' is currentlyin development as a major project by Miramax. In 2011, Danny Wallace was namedPPA's Columnist of the Year for his weekly column in ShortListMagazine, 'Danny Wallace is a Man', which formed the starting point forhis book Awkward Situations for Men. Danny lives inNorth London with his wife and baby. Find out more about Danny at www.dannywallace.com.

Maskquerade

Maskquerade

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/12/2012

Awkward Situations for Men

Awkward Situations for Men

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

DANNY WALLACE IS A MAN. But what does it actually mean to be a man in the 21st century? A toe-curling moment, an embarrassing faux-pas or a bewildering social situation is always just round the corner. Danny, for example, always says the wrong thing about a friend's baby; has his party gate-crashed by a minor celebrity; and even discovers the pleasures of wearing pyjamas (exciting isn't it!). He breaks all the rules; hides a pastry; accidentally spits on someone; tricks Su Pollard; and (we've all been there) avoids his old hairdresser. And then there are the times when he has an argument with a bishop; experiences stage fright in the men's room; gets his wife a treat; and (eventually) helps a lady who has accidentally got her skirt all hitched up. As we follow a year in his life - and it becomes obvious to the attentive reader that here is a man who finds it a challenge to even look after himself properly - an even greater responsibility looms on the horizon... Once you have read this book you will see Awkward Situations everywhere you go and life will never be the same again. And, it's very, very funny.

How to Be a Modern Man

How to Be a Modern Man

Author: Danny Wallace Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2011

The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into extreme first-hand accounts of human experience, whether that's the adrenaline-pumping heights of professional sport, the brutality of the modern battlefield, the casual violence of the criminal world, the mind-blowing frontiers of science, or the excesses of rock 'n' roll, high finance and Hollywood. Lives Less Ordinary also brings you some of the finest comic voices around, on every subject from toilet etiquette to Paul Gascoigne. Danny Wallace is a modern man. And that can be a very tricky thing to be these days. By rather cleverly doing the opposite of what should actually be done, let Danny show you how to catch your own fish for dinner, be a social maverick, and rise up against everyone who lets you down. And find out what 'I had a Nando's' really means.This digital bite has been extracted from Danny Wallace's brilliant book Awkward Situations for Men.

Friends Like These

Friends Like These

Author: Danny Wallace Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2009

Danny Wallace has friends. He has a wife and goes to brunch, and his new house has a couch with throw pillows. But as he nears 30, he can't help wondering about his best childhood friends, whose names he finds in a long-forgotten address book. Where are they now-and where, really, is he? Acting on an impulse we've all had at least once, he travels from London to Berlin, Tokyo, Australia, and California, risking rejection and ridicule to show up on his old pals' doorsteps. Memories of his 1980s childhood-from Michael Jackson to Ghostbusters-overwhelm him as he meets former buddies who have blossomed into rappers and ninjas, time-traveling pioneers, mediocre restaurant managers, and even Fijian royalty. Danny's attempt to re-befriend them all gives remarkable new resonance to the age-old mantra, "e;friends forever!"e;

Friends Like These

Friends Like These

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Danny Wallace is about to turn thirty and his life has become a cliche. 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. But something's not right. Something's missing. Until he finds an old address book containing just twelve names. His best mates as a kid. Where are they now? Who are they now? And how are they coping with being grown-up too? And so begins a journey from A-Z, tracking down and meeting his old gang. He travels from Berlin to Tokyo, from Sydney to LA. He even goes to Loughborough. He meets Fijian chiefs. German rappers. Some ninjas. And a carvery manager who's managed to solve time travel. But how will they respond to a man they haven't seen in twenty years, turning up and asking if they're coming out to play? Part-comedy, part-travelogue, part-memoir, Friends Like These is the story of what can happen when you track down your past, and of where the friendships you thought you'd outgrown can take you today...

Yes Man Film Tie-In

Yes Man Film Tie-In

Author: Danny Wallace Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/12/2008

One word. Unlimited consequences. The book that inspired the major film starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel 'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I WILL SWEAR TO SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD SAY NO.' 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, in order to make his life more interesting. And boy, did it get more interesting.

Yes Man

Yes Man

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2006

One word. Unlimited consequences. The book that inspired the major film starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel 'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I WILL SWEAR TO SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD SAY NO.' 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, in order to make his life more interesting. And boy, did it get more interesting.

Random Acts Of Kindness 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place

Random Acts Of Kindness 365 Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

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), without warning, made people happier the length and breadth of the country. Now in Random Acts of Kindness Danny and the gang bring you a hilarious, inspirational book to encourage you to perform Random Acts of your own. 'Now, at last, the secret to a happier world! You have the power to make it a nicer place! All over the planet, thousands of people just like you are performing Random Acts of Kindness for complete strangers- 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! This book contains 365 real Random Acts of Kindness real people have done for real strangers- so read it, learn it, and start making your world the nicer place, today!'

Join Me

Join Me

Author: Danny Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2004

Some men are born to lead. Others, not so much... 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. Soon he was proclaimed Leader. Increasingly obsessed and possibly power-crazed Danny risked losing his sanity and his loyal girlfriend. But who could deny the attraction of a global following of devoted joinees? A book about dreams, ambition and the responsibility that comes with power, Join Me is the true story of a man who created a cult by accident, and is proof that whilst some men were born to lead, others really haven't got a clue.

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