Thursday, 20 October 2016


The international publishing phenomenon and ridiculously funny new parody series that helps grown-ups learn about the world around them using large clear type, simple and easy-to-grasp words, frequent repetition, and thoughtful matching of text with pictures.

Title: The Hangover
Series: The Fireside Guide To ..... (Ladybird Books For Adults)
Authors: Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris
Genre: Hunour
Publisher: Touchstone
Release Date: 11th October 2016

BLURB from Netgalley
Have you been having trouble with the How, Why, and Wheres? Well fear no more. The Fireside Grown-Up Guide series understands that the world is just as confusing to a forty-year-old as it is to a four-year-old. We’re here to help and break down the most pressing and complex issues of our day into easy-to-digest pieces of information paired with vivid illustrations even a child could understand.

A good hangover is a complete mystery. How did this happen? Why do I feed so horrible? In this 
Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Hangover, we’ll investigate exactly how much debauchery you caused last night and what you can do for that pounding headache today. Filled with practical advice and fun facts—like how your consumption of bacon is totally justified for this morning—this guide might
 even persuade you to drink less next time, but we all know that’s not going to happen.

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As I have already read a few of these, I know now, what to expect.I think this one has the potential to be highly amusing. A great chance to make me laugh!

I received an e-arc, e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
The cover on this book shows a man looking rather ill, almost desperate standing on the ledge of a high rise building (perhaps his office building?) Another male seems to be attempting to talk to the man and calm him. It is quite an amusing cover when coupled with the title of the book!
So would the cover make me pick this one up in a bookstore? I can think of that many recipients that I could purchase this book for as a gift that I don't have enough fingers and toes put together to count the amount lol!
So how does the book explain a hang-over? . . .. 
"Sometimes when we drink too much, we get a hangover.
There is no cure for the hangover, but it can be treated with a cup of strong coffee and a couple of fried breakfasts" 
This description did make me really smile/grin. One of the Quotes I thought was really good from this book that I'd like to share with you (I won't share too many, you need to go buy these books for yourselves!). . . . .
"A good hangover should be a total mystery to you. How did this happen? Why do you feel so ill?"
I loved the instructions for the preparation of a hangover first aid kit. . . .and then being too drunk to find it early enough to prevent the hangover.
This anecdote actually made me tear up a little as one of my Uncles (my youngest Uncle) always spoke to his nieces/nephews when they became of drinking age and told us before going out on "a bender" (translation - drinking a lot) always have a drink of milk before going out. Then upon returning home (or where ever you are sleeping) you must drink a pint of water and take another pint of water to drink either during the night or first thing in the morning. Then you do not have a hangover . . . .and I have to say it has always worked for me. (Though admittedly I am not nor ever was a heavy drinker)
The other quote from the book I'd like to share is . . . .
"The morning after consuming alcohol you may find you are more sensitive to noise. Some people can actually "see" sounds. It is almost as if drinking gives you superpowers!"
So once again I found myself having a chuckle or two at this book. A great gift for that person or those people in the family that love to drink and hate the hangover.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes, it was witty, and amusing read.

Would I recommend the book? Yes, it’s a fun read and I’d also recommend it as a gift book, for your friends/family who suffer hangovers or maybe a fun quirky 18th (coming to legal drinking age) birthday gift. Would I read another book in this specific series/type? Yes, please I’m going to be writing a list of the ones I’d like to read. Would I want to read other titles by Jason Hazeley and/or Joel Morris? I have been taking a look at some of their other books, and I do intend to purchase a few for my own book shelves, though I’ll have to narrow down my list as there are so many great sounding ones. I do love this type of witty book to read.

Witty, sarcastic, amusing read!

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