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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780753553503
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue




World-class speeches for graduates from Tim Minchin, Michelle Obama, Lin Manuel Miranda, Gloria Steinem and more. The perfect gift to inspire the pioneers of tomorrow

Give it your all. Dare to be all you can be.

Graduation day is a pivotal moment. After a lifetime of learning, and at least three years of studying hard in a chosen subject, we are thrown headfirst into the unknown world of adulthood. That day - and the months afterwards - are ripe with possibility. They can feel by turns thrilling and rudderless, dreamy and terrifying. It's the perfect time to reflect on the past and look at what's to come.

In this collection of carefully curated speeches, hear from leading voices such as Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem and Tim Minchin, and discover their profound advice for the graduating classes of Harvard, Stanford and many more top-class universities, who have gone on to shape the world we live in.

Whether you're looking for the perfect graduation gift, a memento of this significant life moment, or are simply seeking guiding inspiration, the lessons in Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish will last a lifetime.

  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780753553503
  • Imprint: WH Allen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the authors

Graeme Garden

Graeme Garden is one third of the Goodies. He is a comedy legend.

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Tim was born in Buxton, Derbyshire, and studied at various schools in Buxton and Winchester before beginning an Economics and Law degree course at Cambridge University. In 1963, he became President of Footlights, the revue club in which he wrote and performed with Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Jonathan Lynn and others. He toured extensively with the revue, Cambridge Circus, before moving into television.

Barry Cryer

In 1958 Barry Cryer had a Number 1 hit record in Finland with the song 'Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley. Over his 50-year career he has written for, among many, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, Bob Hope and Richard Pryor. He is a comedy legend.

Jon Naismith

Jon Naismith has produced on Radio: Week Ending, The Skivers, The News Quiz, Quote…Unquote, Elastic Planet, For One Horrible Moment, And I’m the Queen of Sheba, The Labour Exchange, Do Go On and About A Dog all for BBC Radio 4, as well as twenty years of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, recently voted the second greatest Radio programme of all time after The Goons. He also co-created The Unbelievable Truth.

On TV he has produced and co-devised Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment with Graham Norton and It’s Only TV But I Like It with Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Phill Jupitus and Julian Clary and has produced This Week Only with Joe Cornish, Nick Frost, Chris Addison and Lauren Laverne for Channel 4, God Almighty with Clive Anderson for Channel 5, The Smith & Jones Sketchbook with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones for BBC1 and Shane with Frank Skinner for ITV1.

Praise for The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary

If the 2016 lexicon is just too bleak, take refuge in the most comprehensive list of Uxbridge definitions to date from the wags at BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

Stocking Filler of the Year, The Times

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