The Optimist's Encyclopedia.
In this A-Z of all things nice, Steve Stack takes the reader on an alphabetical tour of the good things in life.
Trivial things such as dunking biscuits, drawing pictures in steamed up windows and the sound jelly makes.
Big important things like falling in love, Nobel Peace Prize winners and the Internet.
And pretty much everything in between from Lego to the shipping forecast, popping bubble wrap to meerkats with guest appearances from Sir David Attenborough, Oliver Postgate, Columbo and The Flaming Lips.
It Is Just You, Everything's Not Shit is the perfect gift for the cynic in your life. It will cheer up even the most miserable of old gits.
Steve Stack has written (under various pseudonyms) for Private Eye, The Times, The Observer and lots of little magazines that probably don't exist any more. He is on a mission to convince the population of the planet (although a handful of people would do) that the world is actually quite a nice place when all is said and done.