Friends Like These
Book Summary of Friends Like These
Danny Wallace is about to turn thirty and his life has become a clich. 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 Lough borough. He meets Fijian chiefs. German rappers. Some ninjas. And a carver 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...
About the Author
Danny Wallace is a writer and television presenter, who wears glasses and used to have a cat. His first solo 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 has been made into a film starring Jim Carrey. It was described as 'hilarious' by more than four national newspapers, and Richard Madeley. Both books were Sunday Times bestsellers. Danny Wallace is PPA's Columnist of the Year 2011.
Details of Book: Friends Like These (BSID:115141)
|Book||Friends Like These|
|Number of Pages||416|
|Dimensions||7.68 x 5 x 1.02 inches|
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If you want to pick up a Danny Wallace book, I highly recommend this one. Not only could I relate fully but it doesn't hurt that this/was his most recent book. I believe he has another book out at the moment, but it's more of a compilation of articles he has written for some rag in the UK. So if...
Danny Wallace, the perpetual boy-man, is about to turn 30. For Wallace the big 3-0 symbolizes â??Adulthood, Responsibilities, and Display Cushions!â? And heâ??s not sure heâ??s ready for the transition. On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, with a stroke fortuitous timing, Wallace receives a box of chil...
Having done the Facebook thing (which I thoroughly enjoyed), this rang a lot of bells for me and, as Wallace notes early on, the more specific he made things to him, the more universal they seemed to become. He uses the fear of turning 30 well (I remember that fear well, far worse than anything I...
BRILLIANT!Like the author - I definitely went through (and even 2 years later am still going through) issues of REALLY passing into adult-hood - or reaching/passing THIRTY years old. I could definitely identify with many parts of this book.UNlike the author however, at 32 years old I have FOUR be...
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