Humor

The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files

Author: Armando Iannucci,Ian Martin,Jesse Armstrong,Simon Blackwell,Tony Roche

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571333028

Category: Humor

Page: 136

View: 1057

'It's the kind of f***-up that would normally have Malcolm Tucker, Number 10's Communications Director, the master of spin and the "Matrix" spitting blood ... No, the guilty party in this instance is none other than Tucker himself. The man who likes to keep an iron grip on every news item in the media and every policy announcement that comes out of the government, has only gone and LEFT A CONFIDENTIAL FILE ON A TRAIN: The DoSAC Files.' Based around the idea that King of Spin Malcolm Tucker has lost a confidential and highly-damaging file on a train, this book is a collection of highly sensitive documents: personnel files, policy drafts, letters and emails, transcripts of phone calls, election campaign documents and top secret papers on the government's media strategy for wars and recessions. There are also more personal documents such as the early drafts of Tucker's diary, in no legal condition for publication. It's explosive stuff, which could end careers on both sides, including Tucker's own... From the team behind the award-winning and phenomenally successful The Thick Of It, and the Oscar-nominated In The Loop, comes the official tie-in book, The DoSAC Files. Written by the show's creator Armando Iannucci along with his co-writers Jesse Armstrong, Tony Roche, Simon Blackwell and swearing consultant Ian Martin, The DoSAC Files looks set to be the political satire event of the year.
Thick of it (Television program)

The Thick of It

The Missing DoSAC Files

Author: Armando Iannucci,Jesse Armstrong,Simon Blackwell,Ian Martin,Tony Roche

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571272549

Category: Thick of it (Television program)

Page: 136

View: 4784

'It's the kind of f***-up that would normally have Malcolm Tucker, Number 10's Communications Director, the master of spin and the "Matrix" spitting blood ... No, the guilty party in this instance is none other than Tucker himself. The man who likes to keep an iron grip on every news item in the media and every policy announcement that comes out of the government, has only gone and LEFT A CONFIDENTIAL FILE ON A TRAIN: The DoSAC Files.' Based around the idea that King of Spin Malcolm Tucker has lost a confidential and highly-damaging file on a train, this book is a collection of highly sensitive documents: personnel files, policy drafts, letters and emails, transcripts of phone calls, election campaign documents and top secret papers on the government's media strategy for wars and recessions. There are also more personal documents such as the early drafts of Tucker's diary, in no legal condition for publication. It's explosive stuff, which could end careers on both sides, including Tucker's own...From the team behind the award-winning and phenomenally successful The Thick Of It, and the Oscar-nominated In The Loop, comes the official tie-in book, The DoSAC Files. Written by the show's creator Armando Iannucci along with his co-writers Jesse Armstrong, Tony Roche, Simon Blackwell and swearing consultant Ian Martin, The DoSAC Files looks set to be the political satire event of the year.
Music

Hear Me Out

Author: Armando Iannucci

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

ISBN: 1408709899

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 6357

A celebration of music from the creator of Alan Partridge, The Thick of It, Veep and The Death of Stalin. All my days, I've felt pressurized by the anonymous Keepers of the Cool who tell us what we should be wearing this year, what digital boxsets we should bunker ourselves in to enjoy, what amazing app is the only one we should be shrieking emotions at our recently acquired friends with. Thankfully, I have the one consolation that if I don't quite fit into all of this, everyone else probably feels the same way. So, I say defiantly, I get more moved and excited by classical music than by any other musical genre. I believe that it is there for us all, inviting us to reach out and touch it. In Hear Me Out Armando Iannucci brilliantly conveys the joy of his musical exploration, each discovery suggesting a fresh direction of travel, another piece, another composer, another time.
Humor

The Coalition Chronicles

Author: Ian Martin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057127692X

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 7809

They've stopped holding late-night sessions in Parliament. Or have they? Imagine a House of Commons with the cameras switched off, the press and public excluded, but with the bar still open. What sort of vile abuse might hon. Members hurl at each other if they were pissed and off the record? In these unofficial transcripts of Parliamentary Proceedings, Ian Martin [The Thick Of It] documents the sweary debates of the Coalition Government's first year in power. Contains very strong language - and very weak personalities - desperate to make their mark in British politics by saying anything, however horrible.
Performing Arts

The Thick Of It

Author: James Walters

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 184457752X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 7950

In the first dedicated title on this landmark political comedy, James Walters provides an in-depth study of the programme's achievements, by examining its power and influence within society and evaluating its legacy as a work of television art.
Performing Arts

The thick of it

the scripts

Author: Jesse Armstrong,Armando Iannucci,Simon Blackwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 3851

The Thick of It is one of the funniest and most biting comedies on television. A satire on the inner workings of modern politics, it is chock-full of tales of elaborate spin-doctoring, bitter back-stabbing, and policy-making at its most outrageous. And yet, according to insiders, it's frighteningly close to the true workings of contemporary government. This exclusive collection of razor-sharp scripts and extras is a treat for fans and newcomers alike.
Humor

The Audacity of Hype

Bewilderment, Sleaze and Other Tales of the 21st Century

Author: Armando Iannucci

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 0748114777

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 6503

In THE AUDACITY OF HYPE, Armando Iannucci cuts straight to the heart of the insanity and sherbet-headed nonsense of modern life. THE AUDACITY OF HYPE brings together his views on diverse subjects, ranging from wickedly funny pen portraits of the sometimes loveable, usually despicable chumps who like to think of themselves as our political elite, and their bonkers schemes to save the world that are in fact likely to do us more harm than a pile of witches, to WMD, disaster movies, the pitfalls of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and the high and mighty rhetoric of Obama, this is an absurdly entertaining and utterly indispensable collection from one of Britain's most brilliant satirists.
Performing Arts

Ayoade on Ayoade

Author: Richard Ayoade

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571316549

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 252

View: 4495

In this book Richard Ayoade - actor, writer, director, and amateur dentist - reflects on his cinematic legacy as only he can: in conversation with himself. Over ten brilliantly insightful and often erotic interviews, Ayoade examines himself fully and without mercy, leading a breathless investigation into this once-in-a-generation visionary. Only Ayoade can appreciate Ayoade's unique methodology. Only Ayoade can recognise Ayoade's talent. Only Ayoade can withstand Ayoade's peculiar scent. Only Ayoade can truly get inside Ayoade. They have called their book Ayoade on Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey. Take the journey, and your life will never be the same again. Ayoade on Ayoade captures the director in his own words: pompous, vain, angry and very, very funny.
Travel

Walking to Hollywood

Author: Will Self

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408837730

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 3932

Walking to Hollywood is a dazzling triptych - obsessive, satirical, elegiac - in which Will Self burrows down through the intersections of time, place and psyche to explore some of our deepest fears and anxieties with characteristic fearlessness and jagged humour. 'Very Little' is ostensibly the account of a curative journey to Canada and the USA, but in fact the record of a nematode's progress, as the worm of obsession - with scale and packing and the 'stuff' of our lives - bores through a mind in extremesis. 'Walking to Hollywood' is an extreme satire on celebrity, in which the narrator believes that everyone he meets is played by a famous actor, and that only he can solve the mystery of who murdered the movies. 'Spurn Head' leads Self to a tormented sojourn with a madman whose house is sliding over the edge of a cliff, to a game of checkers with Death, and finally to an encounter with one of Swift's immortal Struldbruggs and a march through a tear in time itself. In Walking to Hollywood Will Self pushes memoir to the limits of invention.
Reference

Facts and Fancies

Author: Armando Iannucci

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 9780140248883

Category: Reference

Page: 246

View: 8750

Fiction

Pawnee

The Greatest Town in America

Author: Leslie Knope

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401304419

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5669

Welcome to Pawnee: More Exciting than New York, More Glamorous than Hollywood, Roughly the Same Size as Bismarck, North Dakota In Pawnee, Leslie Knope (as played by Amy Poehler on NBC's hit show Parks and Recreation) takes readers on a hilarious tour through her hometown, the Midwestern haven known as Pawnee, Indiana. The book chronicles the city's colorful citizens and hopping nightlife, and also explores some of the most hilarious events from its crazy history--like the time the whole town was on fire, its ongoing raccoon infestation, and the cult that took over in the 1970s. Packed with laugh-out-loud-funny photographs, illustrations, and commentary by the other inhabitants of Pawnee, it's a must-read that will make you enjoy every moment of your stay in the Greatest Town in America.
Fiction

The Sweet Smell of Psychosis

A Novella

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193390

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 5081

A brief and brilliant satire of magazine hacks and fashionistas, The Sweet Smell of Psychosis shows Will Self—a writer hailed by Time as “brilliant, iconoclastic . . . one of Britain’s most original young writers”—at the top of his form. It looks like it’s going to be quite a Christmas for Richard Hermes, powdered with cocaine and whining with the white noise of urban derangement. Not so much enfolded as trapped in the bosom of the most venal media clique in London, Richard is losing it on all fronts: he’s losing his heart to Ursula Bentley, a nubile and vacuous magazine columnist; he’s in danger of losing his job at the pretentious listings magazine Rendezvous; he’s losing his mind courtesy of Colombia’s chief illegal export; and, worst of all, he’s losing his soul . . . to the king-of-all-media and sinister purveyor of opportunities—sexual, chemical, and professional—known only as Bell. Murky, paranoid, and hilarious, The Sweet Smell of Psychosis is Will Self at his best.
Juvenile Fiction

The Moon Riders

Author: Theresa Tomlinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144640482X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9567

When a young Amazon woman, Myrina, becomes one of the warrior priestesses known as the Moon Riders, she is well prepared to perform their sacred dances, hunt and fight when necessary. But the Moon Riders who inhabit the plains of Troy are drawn into the troubles of the city and when the visionary princess, Cassandra, becomes Myrina`s confidante, the help of the young band of horsewomen enables Cassandra`s young friend, Iphigenia to escape from the sacrifice planned for her. Hereafter the Moon Riders are drawn into the siege and the ensuing battle. Theresa Tomlinson, combining meticulous research into the Amazon women with the ancient legends of Troy, has created an epic story of tragic dimensions.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Smells Like Dead Elephants

Dispatches from a Rotting Empire

Author: Matt Taibbi

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802192114

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 980

Smells Like Dead Elephants is a brilliant collection from Matt Taibbi, “a political reporter with the gonzo spirit that made Hunter S. Thompson and P. J. O’Rourke so much fun” (The Washington Post). Bringing together Taibbi’s most incisive and hilarious work from his “Road Work” column in Rolling Stone, Smells Like Dead Elephants shines an unflinching spotlight on the corruption, dishonesty, and sheer laziness of our leaders. Taibbi has plenty to say about George W. Bush, Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, and all the rest, but he doesn’t just hit inside the Beltway. He gets involved in the action, infiltrating Senator Conrad Burns’s birthday party under disguise as a lobbyist for a fictional oil firm that wants to drill in the Grand Canyon. He floats into apocalyptic post-Katrina New Orleans in a dinghy with Sean Penn. He goes to Iraq as an embedded reporter, where he witnesses the mind-boggling dysfunction of our occupation and spends three nights in Abu Ghraib prison. And he reports from two of the most bizarre and telling trials in recent memory: California v. Michael Jackson and the evolution-vs.-intelligent-design trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Equally funny and shocking, this is excellent work from one of our most entertaining writers.
Biography & Autobiography

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Author: Roger Lewis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557832481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 8119

Traces the life and career of the British actor, discusses his major roles, and depicts his complex and often difficult personality
Architecture

Future Practice

Conversations from the Edge of Architecture

Author: Rory Hyde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415533538

Category: Architecture

Page: 279

View: 442

"Here, finally, is a resource outlining fifteen new architectural practice types to help you adjust to a rapidly changing market place. Perhaps your practice would work best as a community enabler, a management thinker, or a social entrepreneur. Author Rory Hyde has found innovators from every part of the architecture field, from firm directors to students, so that their experiences will resonate with yours. These conversations allow you to hear the solutions they've found in their own words, unfiltered, straight from the source, so that you can decide how they suit you. Future Practice includes interviews with Wouter Vanstiphout, architectural historian, Marcus Westbury, director of Renew Newcastle, Bruce Mau, graphic designer, Bjarke Ingels, director of BIG, Dan Hill, senior consultant at the Urban Infomatics division of ARUP, Steve Ashton, partner of Ashton Raggatt MacDougall and many more"--
Fiction

Ecstasy

Three Tales of Chemical Romance

Author: Irvine Welsh

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393315813

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 1719

Three stories explore different aspects of love, with a bedridden romance writer exacting revenge on her husband, a flawed beauty trying to get back at the man who marketed the drug that crippled her from birth, and the changing relationship of a miserabl
Fiction

Melon for Ecstasy

Author: John Fortune,John Wells

Publisher: Prion Books

ISBN: 9781853754708

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 6424

First published in 1971 and set in the middle England of the 1960s, A Melon for Ecstasy takes the frustrated passion of one repressed young man and shows that sex in the suburbs can be a very twisted affair. Step into the feverish world of Humphrey Mackevoy and discover the thrills of split bark, the unplumbed joys of virgin wood, and the erotic pull of a laburnum in moonlight. Humphrey risks nasty splinters under cover of darkness as his love affair with “Labby” unfolds. But can he defend himself against the local busybodies who are determined to save their trees from the mysterious drill holes that keep appearing overnight? As Humphrey struggles to protect his dark secret, he becomes drawn into a dramatic plot of subterfuge and downright confusion. He might conquer his passion for the soft contours of a young sapling, but will he ever escape the clutches of Mummy—a darkly comic figure drawn to give the best of us nightmares? Read this, and a walk through the park may never be the same again.
Humor

The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel

Author: Dan Sinker,Biz Stone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451655142

Category: Humor

Page: 238

View: 7895

Presents the full content of the popular fake twitter account that followed Rahm Emanuel's 2011 Chicago mayoral campaign.
Performing Arts

Love You to Death

The Unofficial Companion to the Vampire Diaries

Author: Crissy Calhoun

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554908531

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 8140

Presents an episode-by-episode look at the first season of "The Vampire Diaries" and includes the story of L.J. Smith, background on the shows creators, and biographies of the actors.