The Timewaster Letters

The Timewaster Letters

by Robin Cooper
     
 

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For several years, Robin Cooper has been plaguing department stores, hotels,associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters. From Prince Charles to the Peanut Council, Harrods to the British Halibut Association - no one is safe. So who is Robin Cooper? Architect, thimble designer, trampoline tester and wasp expert, Robin Cooper is all

Overview

For several years, Robin Cooper has been plaguing department stores, hotels,associations, fan clubs and a certain children's book publisher with his letters. From Prince Charles to the Peanut Council, Harrods to the British Halibut Association - no one is safe. So who is Robin Cooper? Architect, thimble designer, trampoline tester and wasp expert, Robin Cooper is all of these things - it just depends on the person he's writing to...

Editorial Reviews

Guardian
Probably the funniest book you'll read this year.
National Post
Just as amusing as his letters are the courteous, bemused responses. It's very British and great fun.
Cleveland Free Times
Good shtick . . . very good.
The Cleveland Scene
Very good.
npr.org
Doggedly earnest and puppyishly eager.
aintitcool.com
The perfect toilet book . . . you'll get a laugh . . . real comedy gold.
monstersandcritics.com
Great hilarity . . . audacious.
Tim & Eric Awesome Show
Don't read this book in public. You will laugh very loud and people will think you're crazy. We love this book!!!"
From the Publisher

"Cooper's letters are absurd, pointless, and very, very funny."  —Ricky Gervais

"Definitely NOT a waste of time . . . Brilliant!"  —Matt Stone, creator, South Park

"Not many books have me laughing out loud, shouting 'F**k off!' in disbelief. This one did."  —Martin Freeman, actor, The Office (UK)

"Probably the funniest book you'll read this year."  —Guardian

"Don't read this book in public. You will laugh very loud and people will think you're crazy. We love this book!!!"  —Tim and Eric, Tim & Eric Awesome Show

"I laughed hysterically. Then I thought about my life and cried hysterically."  —Jonah Hill, actor, Knocked Up and Superbad

"This is the first book I've ever read, and if they're all as good as this, I look forward to a lifetime of reading."  —Michael Cera, actor, Juno and Superbad

"Hilarious, ridiculous. I woke up laughing in the middle of the night at it."  —Peter Baynham, cowriter, Borat

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843177999
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

What People are saying about this

Ricky Gervais
Cooper's letters are absurd, pointless, and very, very funny
Michael Cera
This is the first book I've ever read, and if they're all as good as this, I look forward to a lifetime of reading. (Michael Cera, Juno and Superbad)
Bill Hader
By far the funniest book to come down the pike in years-it's the only reason to go into a book store! (Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live)
Bob Odenkirk
Read this, laugh, and feel better about using your time so wisely. (Bob Odenkirk, Mr. Show)
Simon Pegg
It is truly brilliant. (Simon Pegg, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead)
Jonah Hill
I laughed hysterically. Then I thought about my life and cried hysterically. (Jonah Hill, actor, Superbad and Knocked Up)
Martin Freeman
Not many books have me laughing out loud, shouting 'F**k off!' in disbelief. This one did. (Martin Freeman, actor, The Office (UK))
Matt Stone
Definitely NOT a waste of time . . . Brilliant! (Matt Stone, creator, South Park)
Peter Baynham
Hilarious, ridiculous. I woke up laughing in the middle of the night at it. (Peter Baynham, cowriter, Borat)

Meet the Author

Robin Cooper just might be the pen name of Robert Popper, who is a BAFTA and British Comedy Award–nominated writer and producer of the BBC2 show Look Around You. He also appeared in the movie Hot Fuzz.

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