Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur write about music and politics for various newspapers. They have a sneaking suspicion that everything is shit. This is their first book.
Drew Magary is a 30-year-old freelance advertising copywriter and the co-founder of Kissing Suzy Kolber. He graduated from Colby College in 1998, whereupon he worked in Manhattan for six years and performed standup comedy (badly) four times. He lives with his wife and daughter
Recipient of American Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year award for 2005, Mukhtar Mai built two schools in her village with her compensation money - the Mukhtar Mai School for Girls and the Farid Gujjar School for Boys. At 33, she is an eager pupil in her own school.
Aubrey Malone has published over 50 anthologies of quotations, including The Cynic's Dictionary. He lives in Dublin.
Somaly Mam lives near Phnom Penh with her three children.
Lauren Mancuso is a writer, editor, and researcher living in Philadelphia. She has a Master's in Bioethics and a BS in Cognitive Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anna May Mangan
Anna May Mangan has contributed articles to newspapers and magazines including The Times, Independent and Mail on Sunday. She has been shortlisted for the London Fringe Short Fiction Award, the RTE Radio/Frank MacManus Short Story Competition and was placed second in the 2008 Sean O'Faolain Short Story Competition.
Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker and the founder and president of the Cartoon Bank. He is an accomplished cartoonist, the author of The Naked Cartoonist, and the editor of The New Yorker Book of Cartoon Puzzles and Games (both from Black Dog & Leventhal), as well as many cartoon collections. He lives in Hastings, New York.WILL SHORTZ has been the puzzle master for NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday since the program's start in 1987. He's also the crossword editor of The New York Times, the former editor of Games magazine, and the founder and director of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament (since 1978). He is the only person in the world to hold a college degree in Enigmatology, the study of puzzles, which he earned from Indiana University in 1974. He lives near New York City.
Matthew K. Manning
Matthew K. Manning is the author of over forty books and dozens of comic books. His work ranges from the popular Batman: A Visual History to a series of graphic novels featuring the military's bomb squad in Afghanistan. Over the course of his career, Manning has written books starring Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and Harley Quinn, among others. Manning is currently writing the highly anticipated crossover comic book series Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures.
Matthew Manning is one of the world's best-known and most gifted healers and has a healing practice in Suffolk. Matthew lectures, gives workshops and demonstrates all over the UK and Europe.
Nigel Marsh was born in Plymouth. Five years later he was sent to boarding school. He has spent the 35 years since thinking of ways of gaining attention and affirmation of his parents. The CEO of communications group Leo Burnett Australia, he lives in Bronte with his wife and four children.
Sharon Marshall presents on THIS MORNING and writes a dating column for the SUN.
Steve Martin is a legendary writer, actor and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums.
Andrew Marttila is a professional animal photographer best known for his captivating images of felines. He reaches hundreds of thousands of cat lovers through social media where he documents his travels promoting shelters across the country, taking photos for clients, and snuggling his cat, Haroun. Andrew's photography has been featured in Catster, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, and The Guardian, and on CNN and MSNBC, among others. Andrew is the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York http://thegreatwentphoto.comAndrew is 'friends with and [has] photographed nearly all the "famous" internet cats.' He dates Hannah Shaw, known to the internet as 'Kitten Lady', whose life purpose has been dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and advocating for kittens. Kitten Lady has an extremely powerful social media presence; every week Andrew personally generates over 700,000 unique impressions to his social media images.
After gaining her degree in Environmental Science Tammie Matson was offered a scholarship to do a PhD in Zoology which she completed in 2003. She has been living in Namibia since 2000, based at Etosha National Park. She is currently working for Wilderness Safaris, helping them keep their camps environmentally friendly. Now she is setting up a research project on human?elephant interaction at the request of the chief of the Bushmen.
Christopher Matthew is the author of Now We Are Sixty, When We Were Fifty, The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe and Dog Treats. He lives in London and Suffolk.
Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the MUTTS comic strip. He has illustrated for the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Reader's Digest, Time, Parents and other journals,
Born in Wiesbaden in Germany in 1959, this most American of sports stars was the No 1 player in the world four times (1981-84) and some would say the best ever.
Gavin McInnes co-founded Vice magazine in 1994, and later authored two successful books with the Vice brand, titled Vice Dos and Don'ts and The Vice Guide to Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. After splitting from Vice in 2007 due to creative differences, McInnes co-founded the company Street Carnage
William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers and actors. His books include the bestselling memoirs A Man's Got to Have a Hobby and That'd Be Right. In 2012 his book Worse Things Happen at Sea, co-written with his wife, Sarah Watt, was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and Indie Awards. Also an award-winning actor and best known for his leading roles in Blue Heelers and SeaChange, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor in the film Unfinished Sky. He recently starred in the TV dramas Deep Water and Rake. William grew up in Queensland and lives in Melbourne with his two children.