No, this is not a proselytizing post.
It is a quick heads up to be on the lookout for this bizarre little children's paperback, published by G. Chapman (UK) in 1964.
A friend of my asked me to find him a copy of this curious volume, which was recently featured in Ricky Gervais stand up special, "Out of England."
I haven't had the opportunity to watch yet, but I have a $5 promotional credit from Amazon (emailed to me after the purchase of a medical textbook for my girlfriend) and look forward to viewing it for only $2.99 via Video on Demand.
I always enjoyed Gervais on the British version of "The Office," and wonder how he will incorporate this book into his routine. Surely there will be some sacrilege involved. In any case, if anyone happens to come across a copy, snatch it up quickly, as there are no copies currently available ANYWHERE online. It doesn't seem like the type of book one comes across in the field everyday, although the cover does look vaguely familiar, and is sure to turn up eventually in ex-library condition at an FOL sale. Again, don't hesitate to pick it up IN ANY CONDITION. I'm assuming that this will be one of those flash-in-the-pan bookselling phenomena that last for another year or two, at least. If you are lucky enough to find two copies (fat chance, I know) help me out by letting me purchase one on behalf of my friend. You will be so happy about the three figure sale of the first copy that you will be sure to cut me a good deal, right?
While writing this post, I was trying to think of any out-of-print standup comedy related books, DVDs or CDs I have sold in the past, and I keep drawing a blank, although I know there have been a few. I'll be glad to share them in the comments section when my memory returns. So instead, I leave you with my favorite standup routine of 2010, which was Aziz Ansari's (think Parks and Recreation and Funny People) "Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening."