Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure
By (author) Dave Gorman
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Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure by Dave Gorman
Book DescriptionIf someone called you a 'googlewhack' what would you do? Would you end up playing table tennis with a nine year-old boy in Boston? Would you find yourself in Los Angeles wrangling snakes, or would you go to China to be licked by a performance artist? If your name is Dave Gorman, then all of these things could be true. Fuelled by a lust for life and a desperate desire to do anything except what he's supposed to be doing (writing that novel and growing up), Dave falls under the spell of an obscure internet word game - Googlewhacking. Addicted to the game, and gripped by obsession, Dave travels three times round the world, visiting four continents and the unlikeliest cast of real life eccentrics you'll ever meet in what becomes an epic challenge, a life-changing, globe-trotting Googlewhack adventure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091897420
(198mm x 126mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dave Gorman
Too Much Information, Paperback (July 2015)
It's hard to imagine a world where anything you could possibly want to know about - and everything you don't even know you want to know about - isn't accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week, with just a few taps of our fingers. But that world once existed. This book deals with this topic.
Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World, Paperback (April 2012)
Dave Gorman likes playing. So he knocked on the biggest door you could ever imagine - the internet - and asked 76,000 people if they fancied a game. Dave was up for anything and gamely played them at whatever they chose. He played some classics - Monopoly, Scrabble, dominoes and cribbage. This title presents his portrait.
America Unchained, Paperback (February 2009)
Dismayed by the relentless on slaught of faceless American chains muscling in where local businesses had once thrived, the author set off on the American road trip - in search of the true, independent heart of the U S of A. But when he finds himself being threatened at gun point, he starts to worry about what's going to break down next.
Are You Dave Gorman?, Paperback (April 2002)» View all books by Dave Gorman
After a heavy night of tequila, flatmates Dave and Danny set off on what turns out to be a 24,000-mile journey to meet all the other Dave Gormans in the world. They visit Scotland, Israel, America, France and Ireland. They even hold a party in London where 50 Dave Gormans attend, including two women who changed their name via deed-poll.
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Author Biography - Dave Gorman
Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer. He has numerous TV writing credits and was part of the double BAFTA-winning team behind The Mrs Merton Show. His live shows have won many awards and he is the only performer to twice win the Jury Prize for Best One Person Show at the prestigious HBO US Comedy Arts Festival. He was the host of Genius, which ran for three series on Radio 4 and then two series on BBC2. He has appeared in numerous other TV shows, including Absolutely Fabulous, The Frank Skinner Show, Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His documentary film, America Unchained, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival. His 2013 TV show, Modern Life Is Goodish, made for UKTV's Dave channel, saw him dissecting the foibles of modern life in six hour-long comic performances. It quickly established itself as the channel's most successful original programme that year and a further sixteen episodes have been commissioned for broadcast in 2014 and 2015. His ambition is to one day become a team captain on Call My Bluff. www.davegorman.com
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