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Parsnips, Buttered

Bamboozle and Boycott Modern Life, One Email at a Time
De : Joe Lycett
Lu par : Joe Lycett
Durée : 3 h et 43 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)
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Description

In this book I have attempted to solve each and every one of life's problems. And I have succeeded.

Dear Listener,

Using letters, emails, tweets and telegrams I will show you how the things in your life that make you sad, low or anxious can soon appear trivial, insignificant and like a fish. In short, I will butter your parsnips.

Life is hard. We are a bombarded generation: Facebook, billboards, Twitter, Instagram, taxes, newspapers, watches monitoring our sleep, apps that read our pulse, terrorism. There's such an onslaught to the senses these days it's a marvel any of us manage to get out of bed. I love bed.

While we are overwhelmed and confused by the miasmic cloud of information, there are those that seek to take advantage: there are parking fines, hate tweets, Nigerian email scams and Christmas newsletters from old school friends about their ugly kids. And just as we're getting round to doing something about it, we're distracted again.

I, Joe Lycett, comedian, wordsmith, and professional complainer, am here to help. During my short life of doing largely nothing I've discovered solutions to many of life's problems, which I impart to you, dear Listener. Containing a centurion of complaint letters to unsuspecting celebrities, companies and anyone brave enough to clog up my phone, as well as illustrations, one-liners, jokes and life hacks, this little gem offers you a collection of tips and advice* for all manner of modern woe. By the time you have finished listening to this book you will have learnt how to:

  • Reverse a parking fine
  • Manipulate the tabloid press
  • Navigate social media
  • Respond to hate mail
  • Out-weird Internet trolls
  • Contest a so-called ripe avocado
  • Send the perfect Christmas newsletter
  • Defeat ISIS
  • Take down multinational companies

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

Joe Lycett x

* If you are looking for guidance with taxes, quitting smoking, moving house, love, divorce, education, health care or anything actually important may I recommend speaking to friends or family members and not consulting a book by a comedian who eats halloumi at least twice a day.

©2016 Joe Lycett (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Heather
  • 24/09/2018

been waiting and watching for Joe Lycett to write

Youngest son and I enjoyed good laughs together listening to this as a bedtime story!
Thanks for being on audible, I am pre-ordering your next release!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09/08/2018

Very entertaining!

Anyone who enjoys British humor ought to enjoy Joe’s book. His performance is perfect and makes the book 100 times more enjoyable. If you like light-hearted comedy and some ridiculous ‘one liner’ jokes, you’d probably enjoy this one.

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  • Gillian Hodkinson
  • 06/08/2018

Hilarious and addicting to listen to!

I love this book! Joe Lycett is one of my favourite and most relatable comedians. I have listened to this audiobook over and over again. No matter how many times I listen to it, there is something new that makes me laugh!

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  • Salinger
  • 29/06/2018

Amazing, truly

I own this book in paperback form as well as audiobook. The fact that Joe Lycett himself reads it makes it hilarious and easy to get into. Joe Lycett is a brilliant British comedian and I hope to see more from him soon. If you like British comedy or just enjoy a guy writing emails to mess with people then this book is for you. Buy it now to listen to!

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  • Brentin
  • 05/11/2017

Good, but needs more original content

I first discovered Joe Lycett after his video about getting out of a parking fine went viral. Thanks to YouTube, I was able to watch a few more of his stand-ups, then I saw a clip where he was promoting this book. So I checked Audible, and seeing that is was available on here, I promptly dl'd it.

The book is entertaining, and fairly short. However, my enjoyment of his stand-up on YouTube worked against me, as a few of the bits from his act are in the book.

Still, Lycett has a lot of good quips here, there is a good flow to the story, and he genuinely made me laugh out loud several times. "Hopefully" more books are "forthcoming".

The only other thing I would add is that some of the humor (humour?) is uniquely British, so parts of it may not resonate with American listeners. However, I believe there's enough content that anyone can enjoy this book.

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  • Carolina
  • 02/07/2017

Repeating but entertaining

Sadly it is mainly a repeating of the jokes from his shows, but he still delivers them in a most entertaining way.

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  • annalie
  • 09/11/2016

Hilarious

Love being a moron? Joe is your natural leader. Perfect antidote to Trump winning the election