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The Great Book of Mobile Talk: You Like Mashed Potato, Don't you? (Hardback)
  • The Great Book of Mobile Talk: You Like Mashed Potato, Don't you? (Hardback)
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The Great Book of Mobile Talk: You Like Mashed Potato, Don't you? (Hardback)

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Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 05/12/2013
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Overheard mobile pronouncements are a modern phenomenon. In the street, in the park, in supermarkets, buses, waiting rooms and even, heaven help us, in libraries, it's quite impossible to get away from these tasty or repellent fragments of other people's private lives. Wherever you lurk, their outbursts of despair or irritation ring out: mega-tantrums, in-jokes, celebrity spottings, instant post-mortems, office politics, whoops of joy and anger, weather reports, devilishly dull domestic details, parental problems, health issues, holiday plans, money matters, dinner menus, ultimatums, gossip, sporting news, amorous overtures, business deals - and any number of time-wasting pleasantries. From the stunningly mundane to the shockingly direct, the sublime to the ridiculous, here is a brilliantly curated collection of overheard mobile conversational gems.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224095624
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 158 x 112 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Dozens of shouty (and occasionally whispered) one-sided conversations, all of which have been turned from annoying to hilarious thanks to a sublime collaboration between two very beady talents." * The Guardian *
"Beautifully illustrated... it will strike a chord, even if it seems a bit unfair to strip the ordinary things people say then put them in a book, all the while scoffing at them for not being worthy of putting in a book. Still, that's Christmas for you" -- Toby Clements * Telegraph *
"A modern curse is turned into a treasure trove of strangers' words" -- Ben Felsenburg * Metro *
"Great only in the sense of being darn good, this is a tiny, beautifully produced volume" -- David Sexton * Evening Standard *

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