Laurence Simpson spent most of his working life in advertising, where he was known as ‘Loz’ and where he won numerous major awards in London, Cannes and New York. He lives in Surrey with his wife, whose hobbies include blowing out nearside front tyres by mounting the kerb at speed, smashing headlamp units by driving into the backs of other peoples’ cars and, counter-productively, losing her car keys.
This funny, surprisingly moving novel follows the everyday life of our list-making hero, from the very first bullet points at 10, through school days, first crushes, teenage kisses and first dates, clumsy sexual encounters and university, early career, serious falling-in-love and marriage, kids, divorce, professional meltdown and resurrection, frightening online dating, and miraculous new love again, aged 50.
If you read more lists than books, then this might just be the novel for you.
For fans of Adrian Mole and Nick Hornby and readers of all ages, MY LIFE IN LISTS is a novel for the listicle generation, a book to tickle funny bones and move hearts in equal measure.
I should also point out, before going any further, that much of the credit for this book should go to my daughter. If not for her giving me the idea, and placing my other two books on hold, a book of this make-up may have never existed.
Beyond the books jacket, you will run across page after humorous page of sidesplitting witticisms. They are of old and new, nevertheless, the old still being very hilarious and the new even more uproarious...after all, we have until now, not read them.
Various contents of the Internet Joke Book may not be suitable for younger readers. This book was not tailor- made for the juvenile reader, however, this book, as any book of this nature, should rest in the judgement of the parent.
I myself, being a single parent, would not recommend that the contents of this book be disclosed to any teenager under the age of seventeen, or either the adult contents be block out by the parent or guardian. Nevertheless, there may be parents who chose to allow their children as young as fifteen and sixteen to take in the contents of this book, again this is not recommended by the author.
I can only hope my readers enjoy and have as much fun with this book as we did, gathering and putting it together. Once my daughter had told our friends, neighbors and relatives of what we were doing, we had more help than we could handle.
We are now working on a second book, The Internet Joke Book Volume Two, which will consist of much more and newer witticisms. I hope all will appreciate the first book, and be patient enough to wait and read the second.