Walking in on Mum and Dad: Adventures in Embarrassment

Author:   Brian King
Publisher:   Icon Books Ltd
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9781840468052


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   03 May 2007
Format:   Hardback
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Walking in on Mum and Dad: Adventures in Embarrassment


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Shortly before Charles de Gaulle's retirement, his wife was asked by Harold Macmillan's wife Dorothy what she most looked forward to in the coming years. 'A penis', she declared. Coming to his wife's rescue, the former president remarked: 'My dear, I think the English pronounce it 'appiness. . .' Walking in on Mum and Dad recounts many sorry tales of embarrassment, from author Bill Bryson snoring and dribbling in public, to actor Patrick Stewart caught watching re-runs of Star Trek. There are tales of sex and seduction gone horribly wrong, of indecent exposure on a grand scale, of emails which should never have been sent, of goalkeepers throwing the ball into their own net, and of infidelity revealed - by a parrot. But why do we suffer embarrassment at all? And how can we overcome its power over us? Brian King searches for the antidote to embarrassment in science and psychology and by looking at his own experiences as well as hundreds of tales of mortifying misadventures suffered by others. Hilarious from a distance perhaps, but not when it happens to you. . .

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Author:   Brian King
Publisher:   Icon Books Ltd
Imprint:   Icon Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.327kg
ISBN:  

9781840468052


ISBN 10:   184046805
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   03 May 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Brian King who fainted into the arms of his manager on his first day in a supermarket job, and who was chased from a BBC department meeting by a moth, is the author of The Lying Ape and co-author of Beyond Coincidence.

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