The following recommendations are all books I read this year that I thought your friends and family might like as well. Please note that if you purchase your books through Powells at the links below, you are helping fund Anglonerd.com with no extra cost to you.
Dead Funny: Horror Stories by Comedians
A great small gift for fans of both horror and comedy (fans that aren’t too squeamish, of course: Some of these comedians have sick minds!).
$14, hardcover, Read Anglonerd’s review.
Frank: The True Story that Inspired the Movie
This small book is really meant for people who enjoyed the movie Frank, which came out last year.
$14.95, hardcover, Read Anglonerd’s review
We Have a Good Time, Don’t We? by Maeve Higgins
This may be a good gift for your mother or sister. You don’t have to be a fan of standup to enjoy this funny collection of essays about growing up, moving away from home, and trying to fit in with the rest of this crazy world.
$13.95, trade paperback, Read Anglonerd’s review
The Man in the Rubber Mask by Robert Llewellyn
This is very specifically meant for fans of the TV show Red Dwarf.
$15.50, mass market paperback
News From trilogy by Robert Llewellyn
You could give this to your little brother or cousin who’s into science fiction, but even better to give it to a friend or relative who just bought a new hybrid car or put solar panels on their roof. It’s a great book series for all those in favor of green initiatives and stopping global warming.
Read Anglonerd’s review
If You Prefer a Milder Comedian, Please Ask for One, EP by Stewart Lee
Really meant for fans of comedian Stewart Lee but also a great little introduction to him as a comedian for comedy fans.
$12.50, trade paperback, Read Anglonerd’s review
Excelsior’s Savage Pencil by Paul Robert Mitchell
For your artist cousin. This is a book of caricatures, mostly British but not all, along with commentary from the artist.
$38.77, paperback, Read Anglonerd’s review
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Each of Us by Ben Moor
This is the best book I’ve read all year. Definitely something for your more philosophical friends, or fans of comedy science fiction, like that of Douglas Adams.
roughly $10 + shipping from the UK, trade paperback with pin
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So, Anyway… by John Cleese
Any fan of Monty Python or Fawlty Towers is sure to love this intelligent, funny memoir by John Cleese.
$16, trade paperback