Would you like to eat whatever you want and still lose weight? Who wouldn't? Keep dreaming, imbecile. In the meantime, if you'd like to read something that alternates between laugh-out-loud-funny and apocalyptically angry, keep holding this book. Steal it if necessary. In his latest collection of rants, raves, hastily spluttered articles and scarcely literate scrawl, Charlie Brooker proves that there is almost nothing in this universe, big or small, that can't reduce a human being to a state of pure blind hatred. It won't help you lose weight, feel smarter, sleep more soundly, or feel happier about yourself. It will provide you with literally hours of distraction and merriment. It can also be used to stun an intruder, if you hit him with it correctly (hint: strike hard, using the spine, on the bridge of the nose).
Charlie Brooker has worked as a writer, journalist, cartoonist and television and radio presenter. Recent television credits include 10 O'Clock Live, You Have Been Watching, Screenwipe, which won a Royal Television Society award, Gameswipe and Newswipe. Charlie also wrote and produced Dead Set and Black Mirror two BAFTA-nominated satirical horror dramas for Channel 4. Other TV writing credits include the 11 O'Clock Show and the Brass Eye Paedophilia Special. Charlie is well-known for his weekly columns in the Guardian and has won The Press Awards' columnist of the year.