People, I am in a book. An actual book, that you can buy:
Yes, I know, I can’t quite believe it either. It’s a comedy book, and I’m still half expecting someone to pop up and tell me the joke is that I thought I’d get to be in it.
Anyway, it’s called Twitter Titters, and it’s the brainchild of the amazing Linda Jones ,who decided to do something for Comic Relief utilising Twitter. (For those of you lucky enough not to live in the UK, where it’s now apparently all-winter,all the time, Comic Relief is an organisation which raises money for charity by encouraging people to do something “funny”). Linda hit on the idea to publish a book full of comedy writing sourced on Twitter, and managed to get the backing of some high profile comedians, such as Dave Spikey and Nat Coombs (who have contributed pieces of writing to the book), plus volunteers to help judge the entries and edit the final product.
The project generated a lot of entries, so, as I say, I was absolutely amazed when Linda told me my contribution had been selected for inclusion in the book. I can only imagine that heavy bribe I promised to send Diane (who was one of the judges) must’ve done the trick. (Diane, I’ll get that money to you soon, ‘kay?). In the interests of transparency, I should say here that my piece is a post from this here blog, so some of you may have read it before – you’ll have to buy the book to find out which one it is, though, and you should totally buy it anyway, because there are some really great writers in it. Oh, and the money goes to charity, so you’ll be doing something good for the world, too.
You can buy it here. Or Rubin will bite your bum.