I am featured in a book!!!

It is as exciting as exciting can be.

“You’re Not the Only One,” edited by Sarah J. Peach and published by Lulu, in aid of the Warchild charity.

I mentioned this one before – and I hope I encouraged at least one of you to send something in, or at the very least to chat about needy orphans at your dinner party that night. Sarah J. picked a post from here that she thought would fit in well – it’s always odd when that sort of thing happens, as you never know what other people will find funny, or profound, or deeply moving – and although I usually write deeply moving and personal stuff apparently people always laugh at it. Bizarrely, she then went and chose the same thing that I’d set aside to send her should her choice be embarrassing and weak.

So hopefully it is a Good and Popular One.

Anyway – it’s got laughter! It’s got tears! It’s got ‘an interesting dipping-into read’ written all over it. Everybody must know SOMEBODY with a birthday coming up – – go on… why not?

Here’s the link to buy it.

16 Comments

  1. No ta.

  2. Yes, yes, we read about it in the comments last time. First the Daily Mail and now this – how come you only ever find out from others when people republish your drivel? And is that really the only thing you have to write about? A little more richly-merited modesty on your part would be welcome, Jonny.

    As for the Cause you are supporting here, I’m not happy to see you sending kids off to war again. Anything to get Servalan out of your hair, eh? What kind of monster are you? Here’s hoping she returns from Sierra Leone with an A-level in advance machetery and turns you into so much catfood on the spot…

  3. I’ve bought the book, all right? You’re the fourth person this week already who’s just happened to mention it and I had only needed telling once.

    Mind you, I hadn’t realised that you were promoting war. I’m not sure that I quite approve of that.

  4. Yes: National Service – it keeps them off the streets and teaches them vital skills to avoid a life of crime. It is a very worthwhile cause.

  5. Featured in a book. That’s one off the list then, isn’t it? What is next… scuba diving with sharks?

  6. What is it next?…. Probably an appeal to take the chickens to Disney Land before they all snuff it.

  7. I’m in there too!

    My copy should be arriving this week – can’t wait to read your story :o)

  8. So – which post was it that both you and Sarah coincidentally chose for the book?
    I need to have some idea of the content and tone of the book before I consider looking at buying it – I’m afraid your (im)partial recommendation alone isn’t enough to make me shell out hard-earned cash for something sight-unseen, funny or not.
    What’s all this about supporting war anyway? I think not!

  9. I’ve ordered mine! Mostly because I’m in it. But I was pleased to see you’re included as well!

  10. I am not really interested in scuba diving with sharks, I’m afraid, as basically I can’t swim and am afraid of sharks. But I would like to be on ‘University Challenge’.

    Blossom, I will keep that bit to myself as I am not sure whether I am particularly representative… although they have other very funny people such as Larry Teabag and Heidi Factor and Anna Pickard.

  11. Modesty prevents me mentioning that I’m in it too but, sadly, my contribution isn’t remotely funny or about chickens.

  12. I haven’t received mine but it’s dispatched apparently. I share ganching’s modesty and also mine isn’t meant to be funny but who knows?

  13. Feh. The late Jan Mark wrote me into her children’s book “A Fine Summer’s Knight”. That’s real fame, thousands of children will grow up having learnt of my works and deeds through her story. Fiction grounded in the hard, gritty reality of events and fund raising.

    Not a blog based on a flimsy and hard-to-believe subjects called reality and chickens.

    Real life — The plot sucks…

    Posted from the trenches on the Suffolk border.

  14. Hullo and welcome Hys Grace, Duke… who?

  15. I am not featured in this book. I don’t have a blog.

    One day I’m going to have a blog and then I’m going to be featured in other books.

    Unless the internet has gone out of fashion by then.

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