- James Acaster Classic Scrapes
- Perfect Sound Whatever
do not think I have ever read a book that has made me cry with laughter as much as this one. It was very difficult reading it in public as I looked like a madman - Richard Herring James Acaster has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award five times and has appeared on prime-time tv shows like Taskmaster, mock the week, Live at the Apollo and Would I Like to you. But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it is disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a bright red dress, or annoying the Kettering Board Games club, a didgeridoo-playing conspiracy theorist and some bemused Christians, James is always finding new ways to embarrass himself.
Appearing on Josh Widdicombe radio show to recount these stories, the feature was christened James Acaster classic scrapes. Here, in his first book, James recounts these tales (including never-before-heard stories) along with self-penned drawings, in all their glorious stupidity.
Perfect Sound Whatever
The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages. Perfect Sound Whatever is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man' obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of befouling himself in a Los Angeles steakhouse, stealing a cookie from Clint Eastwood, and giving drunk, unsolicited pep talks to urinating strangers.
January, 2017James Acaster wakes up heartbroken and alone in New York, his relationship over, a day of disastrous meetings leading him to wonder if comedy is really what he wants to be doing any more. A constant comfort in James life has been music, but he is not listened to anything new for a very long time. Idly browsing 'best of the year lists, it dawns on him that 2016 may have been a grim year for a lot of reasons, but that it seemed to be an iconic year for music.
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