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  • Published: 6 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448146321
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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Are You Dave Gorman?




'A magnificent tale of obsession and adventure' The Independent


'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.

  • Pub date: 6 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448146321
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
Categories:

About the Authors

Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace is a Sunday Times-bestselling author who lives in London. His first book, Join Me, was described as a ‘word-of-mouth phenomenon’ by The Bookseller and ‘one of the funniest stories you will ever read’ by the Daily Mail. His second book, Yes Man – in which he decided to say ‘Yes’ to everything – became a hugely successful film with Jim Carrey in the lead role.

His column in ShortList magazine reaches more than 1.3 million readers weekly. He was the PPA Columnist of the Year 2011 and the Arqiva Radio Presenter of the Year 2012 for his work as the host of the triple Sony Award-winning Xfm Breakfast Show with Danny Wallace. GQ magazine has called him: ‘One of Britain’s great writing talents’.

www.dannywallace.com

Dave Gorman

Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer. He has numerous TV writing credits and was part of the double BAFTA-winning team behind The Mrs Merton Show. His live shows have won many awards and he is the only performer to twice win the Jury Prize for Best One Person Show at the prestigious HBO US Comedy Arts Festival. He was the host of Genius, which ran for three series on Radio 4 and then two series on BBC2. He has appeared in numerous other TV shows, including Absolutely Fabulous, The Frank Skinner Show, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His documentary film, America Unchained, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival. His 2013 TV show, Modern Life Is Goodish, made for UKTV’s Dave channel, saw him dissecting the foibles of modern life in six hour-long comic performances. It quickly established itself as the channel’s most successful original programme that year and a further sixteen episodes have been commissioned for broadcast in 2014 and 2015. His ambition is to one day become a team captain on Call My Bluff.

www.davegorman.com


Praise for Are You Dave Gorman?

“A magnificent tale of obsession and adventure”

The Independent

“Gorman is becoming the Bill Bryson of stand-up: charming, whimsical, adventurous and laced with belly laughs”

Sunday Times

“You'll like this so much you may want to change your name to Dave Gorman”

The Big Issue

“A warm, funny, life-enhancing book”

The Guardian

“You'll like this so much you may want to change your name to Dave Gorman”

Big Issue

“What starts out as adrunken bet grows into an existential odyssey and a life affirming, heart-warming chapter in the history of English eccentricity”

Independent on Sunday


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