Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure

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Random House of Canada, Aug 6, 2010 - Travel - 364 pages
1. WHO IS DAVE GORMAN?
• Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer from the UK.
• He won the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Jury Prize for Best One Person Show.
• He has appeared on the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous and The Late Show With David Letterman.
• His first book Are You Dave Gorman? has sold over 100,000 copies in the UK.
• His second book, Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure has netted 60,000 copies to date since January 1, 2004, entering the Sunday Times Bestseller List at #1.

2. WHAT THE HELL IS A GOOGLEWHACK?
• When you type two words into the Google search engine and get exactly one result. That is, only one Web page in the world happens to have the combination of words you've entered in the search box. That is a googlewhack!
• Some past examples of googlewhacks include “comparative unicyclist,” “maladroit wheezer,” and “blithering clops.”
• There is a 1-in-3-billion chance of being a googlewhack.
• For a full explanation, visit www.googlewhack.com Be warned: googlewhacking is completely addictive!

3. WHAT IS Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure?
• Dave’s creative way to procrastinate as much as possible while writing a novel for his UK publisher, Ebury.
• The mysterious e-mail from Australia that read simply “Did you know you’re a googlewhack?” and Dave’s subsequent obsession with googlewhacking that took him three times around the world...at the expense of the novel he was supposed to write.
• This is Bill Bryson for a new generation, a hilarious book about the people Dave meets while he travels the globe for the strangers he has googlewhacked.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
PART ONE
oneFrancophile Namesakes
twoDork Turnspit
threeUnconstructive Superegos
PART TWO
fourUnicyclist Periscopes
fiveCoelacanth Sharpener
PART FOUR
fifteenGooglewhackless Gorman
sixteenHydroids Souvlaki
seventeenAcehigh Lawnmowers
eighteenGrandmaster Sticklebacks
nineteenOptically Scriveners
twentyBaptise Slurry
twentyoneYoyo Triptychs

sixAmmonite googolplex
sevenRarebit Nutters
PART THREE
eightBushranger Doublespeak
nineHippocampi Wallpaper
tenBibliophilic Sandwiched
elevenDripstone Ingles
twelveVerandahs Plectrums
thirteenPsychosomatic Rambunctiousness
fourteenPomegranate Filibusters
twentytwoLangur Dandelions
twentythreeLangurs Nasturtium
twentyfourPaeans Uppercuts
twentyfiveLangur Dandelions 2
twentysixSpendthrift Glaswegians
twentysevenTrimarans Crimps
twentyeightTrimaran Scrimps
Epilogue
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Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer. His live shows, including his Googlewhack Adventure show, have won the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival One Person Show Award twice and Time Out New York’s Best Comedy Show of 2001. His television appearances include Absolutely Fabulous and The Late Show with David Letterman. He is also the co-author of Are You Dave Gorman? He lives in London, England.

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