Troubador The A-Z of Stuff

Released: 28/11/2016

ISBN: 9781785899768

eISBN: 9781785897085

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The A-Z of Stuff


“Life is full of trivia. More and more, it seems, every waking minute of our lives is spoken for, by the inconsequential, the irrelevant, the incidental, the positively wasteful, and by a whole host of other stuff that serves no purpose whatsoever other than to distract us from what is really important...”

It’s time for a remedy. It’s time to counter the avalanche of useless stuff with something really essential. And here it is: everything one could ever need to know in order to retain a hold on what life is really all about – in one easy-to-use compendium of wisdom: The A-Z of Stuff.

This work has been painstakingly compiled – with no reference to sensitivities, accuracy or fairness – to provide its readers with all the indispensable stuff they will ever need. So, whether it is an explanation of the flaws of democracy, a demolition of the principle of ‘human rights’, a treatise on the scourge of testosterone or a review of the unavoidable hilarity of sex, it can all be found within the pages of The A-Z.

Presented in an easy-to-read, concise format, The A-Z educates and entertains at the same time. With a large helping of humour and some snappy doggerel, it is an invaluable mine of information, but one that doesn’t take itself entirely seriously – or at all!

The A-Z of Stuff will win over all those who are almost continuously distracted by the unimportant stuff, and equip them instead with all that is really important – and, no doubt, with some nourishing food for thought…

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 David Fletcher

Securing a degree in chemistry, well before the days of modular exams, was a very good start for David, and his using this degree to embark on a lifetime career in accountancy seemed, at the time, like the best next step to take. And in a way it was. Becoming a partner in one of the world's 'Big Four' firms of accountants proved to be surprisingly interesting and constantly challenging.

However, over the years, a belief became fixed in David's mind that he hadn't been put on this Earth just to provide opinions on financial statements but also to provide opinions on human nature. Not pompously or even vehemently - but in the only way he knew how: through humour.

So he started to write - and in this writing to focus particularly on what the nature of human nature was doing to the nature of the natural world - first through some 'sci-fi humour' and latterly through some 'travelogue humour'.

He doesn't claim to be some sort of jokey Cassandra - as he is only too aware that both his thinking and his writing is riddled with serious self-doubt. So he is quite relaxed about whether his opinions get through to his readers - or not - just as long as in the process of reading his books they all have a jolly good laugh. Because, with what he and the rest of his species are visiting on this planet, one thing he doesn't have any doubt about whatsoever is that sooner rather than later, we will all need to develop our ability to have a jolly good laugh indeed - even if it is of the somewhat hollow variety...

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