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Emergency Questions

Emergency Questions

THE FUNNIEST BOOK OF THE YEAR. GUARANTEED TO TURN AN AWKWARD SILENCE INTO AN AWKWARD CONVERSATION.

Now updated with new answers from: David Mitchell, Sara Pascoe, Charlie Brooker and Stephen Fry, among others!

‘Ridiculously funny and (unexpectedly) genuinely useful’ ADAM KAY

‘A perfect way to pretend you’re interested in people you’re not that interested in’ KATHY BURKE

‘Most of this book is pointless filth, all of it is hilarious, and my answer to question 715(a) is “Yes thank you and it was very tasty”‘ DAWN FRENCH


If you had to wear somebody’s guts for garters – if you had to – who would you disembowel in order to facilitate your socks staying up?

What do you consider your median achievement?

Would you rather have pubic hair made of unremovable barbed wire or to be attacked by a rabid badger in your sleep once a week?


We’ve all been there. Stuck at a boring family party, on an awkward date, in a below-par job interview, or any number of other situations in which conversation has become more of a trickle than a flow. Well, fear the excruciation no more, as Richard Herring’s EMERGENCY QUESTIONS is about to change your life. Containing 1,001 conversation starters from one of our most cherished comedians, along with plenty of answers from the many household names who’ve appeared on his podcast, this book is virtually guaranteed to remove any social anxiety from your life, and will raise your repartee-game to new heights.

‘Of all the clever people I know, Richard is the stupidest. And of all the stupid people I know, Richard is the cleverest. That’s why this is such a brilliant book for everyone’ RICHARD OSMAN

‘Perhaps if Michael Parkinson had asked Mohammad Ali if he’d ever seen a Bigfoot he might be remembered as a great interviewer. Instead it is Richard Herring who has perfected the art of creating funny, interesting and offensive questions that will supercharge even the dullest encounter’ ADAM BUXTON

‘Richard Herring bullied me into claiming this book, which I haven’t yet read, is brilliant’ CHARLIE BROOKER
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour

On Sale: 10th October 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751574388

Reviews

This book is very funny. And a social lifesaver. I'm definitely going to use it for my next awkward conversation with Richard Herring
Sarah Millican
Would you rather read this book cover to cover every day for the rest of your life, or never read again? We would take the former, because it's the stupidest funniest book of the stupidest funniest questions we've ever read
Elis James and John Robins
Guaranteed to get a conversation started . . . even if it ends up being a conversation about your weird taste in books
Dave Gorman
Thank god and all her sisters for Richard Herring, leaving no turnable stone unimagined with these iceberg breakers
Al Murray
I am involved in emergency situations on a daily basis, with Richard's book I can avoid the majority turning into crisis
Bob Mortimer
Richard Herring bullied me into claiming this book, which I haven't yet read, is brilliant
Charlie Brooker
Perhaps if Michael Parkinson had asked Mohammad Ali if he'd ever seen a Bigfoot he might be remembered as a great interviewer. Instead it is Richard Herring who has perfected the art of creating funny, interesting and offensive questions that will supercharge even the dullest encounter
Adam Buxton
Ridiculously funny and (unexpectedly) genuinely useful
Adam Kay author of This is Going to Hurt
A perfect way to pretend you're interested in people you're not that interested in
Kathy Burke
Most of this book is pointless filth, all of it is hilarious, and my answer to question 715(a) is "Yes thank you and it was very tasty"
Dawn French
With this hysterical book, you will once again become the heart and soul of any gathering without having to take your trousers off or write self-loathing apology texts the next day
Rufus Hound
Of all the clever people I know, Richard is the stupidest. And of all the stupid people I know, Richard is the cleverest. That's why this is such a brilliant book for everyone
Richard Osman