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Publication Order of Hamish and The PDF Books

with Jamie Littler
Hamish and the Worldstoppers (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hamish and the Neverpeople (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hamish and the Gravity Burp (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hamish and the Baby BOOM! (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hamish and the Terrible Terrible Christmas and Other Stories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hamish and the Monster Patrol (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Charlotte Street (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who is Tom Ditto? (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Are You Dave Gorman? (With: Dave Gorman) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Join Me! (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Random Acts of Kindness (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yes Man (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Friends Like These (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awkward Situations for Men / How to Be a Modern Man (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Awkward Situations for Men / What Not to Do (And How to Do It) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Can’t Believe You Just Said That / F*** You Very Much (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Day the Screens Went Blank (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Luckiest Kid in the World (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boss of Everyone (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

By the Seat of My Pants(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Danny Wallace is a nonfiction and humour writer born in Dundee, Scotland, The United
Kingdom. He’s also a comedian, filmmaker, actor, radio and television presenter. He has done
notable works such as Yes Man, Join Me and the TV series How To Start Your Own Country. All
his bestselling novels have been translated into more than ten languages.

Danny started writing video game magazine reviews at 13 while in school. He got this chance
after a reviewer got sick, and Wallace was allowed to review a game.

At 18, he began writing comedy through magazine reviews. While at the University of
Westminster, he specialised in Radio production. At the age of 22, Wallace became a BBC
producer and was among the production team behind the British Comedy Award-winning Dead
Ringers. As a journalist, he has worked for the Scotsman, the Independent, and the Guardian,
among other publications.

Yes, Man is a novel Danny Wallace wrote after meeting a man on a bus and telling him to ‘Say
Yes More’. The novel is a true story of what happened when Danny took the words of a
stranger to heart. From that day, Danny decides to say yes to everything that is requested of
him. Even though people see his decisions as weird and foolish, they are life-changing
encounters for him.

Before the encounter on the bus, things weren’t working out well for him, as his girlfriend had
dumped him. He had started living in his secluded world, watching TV instead of hanging out
with friends. He avoided people and opted to text them instead of calling and calling them
instead of meeting them. He had said no to the world, so when he saw a chance, he said yes
and changed everything. The three simple words ’Say Yes More’ from a stranger on the late-
night bus changed his life.

Danny’s life drifts from boring to adventurous as he travels to different places worldwide. This
vow to say yes drives him to meet conspiracy theorists who argue that pyramids were built by
aliens. He gets into a fight in a nightclub, takes part in charity runs, gets chased by lizards, and
takes drugs. Some of his actions go overboard, and you’ll have yourself questioning his

He also gets a bad haircut, is hypnotised by a hypnotic dog, and goes to Amsterdam, where he
gets stoned by another guy and later buys a mint-green Nissan Figaro. Danny says yes to poking
a Buddhist monk on Tv. While on these adventures, Danny meets many new people, gets a
promotion, and, while having fun, gets lucky to experience true love.

His Say Yes slogan prompted him to accept an email request from a Nigerian Prince. He signs up
for anything he’s asked to assist with and goes to parties and places he is invited to. Danny goes
further to buy internet spam products he sees only and accepts new job offers.

Danny is so excited by all the good things that happen to him but also angry when bad things
find their way into his life. He goes into debt, and at this point, he can see how his life can go
downhill by saying ‘yes’ to everything that is thrown his way.

The author’s prose is smooth and straightforward enough to keep the reader engaged to the
end. The story is sometimes comedic with the kind of dares that Danny tries. In the course of
the novel, we get to learn some lessons. By saying ’yes’ to what life brings our way, we expose
ourselves to opportunities and experiences that our minds never thought of. All one has to do is
stop controlling the paths of our lives, and soon, one might get to new levels and places they
never imagined.

In the novel, ‘Join Me,’ Danny is inspired after attending his great uncle’s sendoff, where he
soon realises that his late relative had attempted to set up a cult but lost hope after only two
people came to join him.

When Danny gets bored and curious to see what would happen, he places an ad in the London
paper. He takes his uncle’s act as a challenge and sets up his collective. The steps for joining him
are sending a passport photo and arranging meet-ups to ensure the collective has some

When setting up the collective, Danny had no idea of its objective, so when several people join
by sending letters and emails, he realises it’s time to devise a plan for it to make sense. He has

to develop a plan, objective, and purpose for his collective. Now holding a mysterious position
as a ‘leader,’ he sends out a directive to the joinees: ' Do good deeds for old.’

Realising that the members need some direction, Danny decides his collective will be dedicated
to making the old men happy and doing good on Friday. He goes the extra step to spread the
word with the help of TV and radio. Danny arranges for a meet and greet for those who are
interested. The members range from sales representatives, teachers, mechanics, pensioners,
and school children, all pledging to allege to his cause.

Danny has a target of 1000 members representing the whole village, which his late uncle could
not recruit. He does all this without his girlfriend's knowledge. As he had predicted, the
collective takes over his life, leading him to neglect Hanne, who had already told him that there
are no more bets. They had broken up before because of a ‘stupid boy project’, and when they
got back together, they agreed that there would be no more such thing again.

What Danny had begun as a trial in a newspaper became a website, and later, stickers and T-
shirts started circulating. As the collective grows, international travel becomes mandatory, and
he can’t hide his project from his girlfriend. At one point, he doesn’t tell her about her project
and that he’ll be travelling abroad to appear on Belgian TV. Hanne feels humiliated and stupid
when she finds out that she has been lied to.

Getting obsessed with the power, Danny risked losing his sanity and his girlfriend. But can he
overlook the attention and following from his joiners? It’s clear that Danny is a part of this kind
of daring project, but can his girlfriend come to terms with it while still in the relationship?
Join Me is a story about dreams, ambitions, and the responsibility that comes with power. It’s
the story of a man who created a cult by accident and proves that some men were born

The story is fascinating, and it’s easy for people to be convinced to join a group just for the sake
of joining. It is also interesting how someone without an idea of what they are doing can create
a vast organisation.

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