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A husband and now a new father, Danny Wallace is a man who struggles to understand the unspoken rules of society... For example, when do you hug? And when do you NOT hug? How do you react when you realise that yesterday's underpants might still be in your trousers? What do you do if you think you might have a man-crush? And what happens when you think you may h A husband and now a new father, Danny Wallace is a man who struggles to understand the unspoken rules of society... For example, when do you hug? And when do you NOT hug? How do you react when you realise that yesterday's underpants might still be in your trousers? What do you do if you think you might have a man-crush? And what happens when you think you may have accidentally ordered your wife a prostitute for her birthday? Following the bestselling Awkward Situations for Man and based on his incredibly popular columns, Danny Wallace entertains us with more stories from his often embarrassing and bewildering life. No one said it was easy being a man. And Danny is finding it harder than ever. (Previously published as More Awkward Situations for Men)


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A husband and now a new father, Danny Wallace is a man who struggles to understand the unspoken rules of society... For example, when do you hug? And when do you NOT hug? How do you react when you realise that yesterday's underpants might still be in your trousers? What do you do if you think you might have a man-crush? And what happens when you think you may h A husband and now a new father, Danny Wallace is a man who struggles to understand the unspoken rules of society... For example, when do you hug? And when do you NOT hug? How do you react when you realise that yesterday's underpants might still be in your trousers? What do you do if you think you might have a man-crush? And what happens when you think you may have accidentally ordered your wife a prostitute for her birthday? Following the bestselling Awkward Situations for Man and based on his incredibly popular columns, Danny Wallace entertains us with more stories from his often embarrassing and bewildering life. No one said it was easy being a man. And Danny is finding it harder than ever. (Previously published as More Awkward Situations for Men)

30 review for More Awkward Situations for Men (Limited Edition with T-Shirt)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Xanthi

    The previous book 'Awkward Situations for Men' left off where the author learns he will be a dad for the first time. So it was with some trepidation that I opened this follow up book. I am not a baby and kid friendly person, so really did not want to wade through funny yet touching cliched stories on parenthood. I was relieved to find that although some of these stories in this book did touch on the subject, it wasn't all centred on adventures in parenthood. Infact, what it was was more stories The previous book 'Awkward Situations for Men' left off where the author learns he will be a dad for the first time. So it was with some trepidation that I opened this follow up book. I am not a baby and kid friendly person, so really did not want to wade through funny yet touching cliched stories on parenthood. I was relieved to find that although some of these stories in this book did touch on the subject, it wasn't all centred on adventures in parenthood. Infact, what it was was more stories of the author's very Britishness, his inner dialogue, his day-today neurotcism and yes, his feelings of awkwardness. Some of the pieces were a bit too mundane and fell flat. Others were mildly amusing but some were laugh out loud funny. I hate to admit it but toilet humour and vomit stories usually have me in a fit of giggles. The story of himself and his wife getting food poisoning had me laughing, simply because he described it so brilliantly it created a comic image in my head. (I'm terrible, I know. Schadenfreude and all that...)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sarah-louise Lee

    It's alright. Nothing special, though. It's a bit like being stuck for ever on a train station reading an endless copy of Shortlist... which is a strange experience. Some of the stories are pretty funny and there's the odd phrase or so that really made me laugh out loud (although I am easily pleased). More often, though, it was a bit like ready an 'amusing situation' that you really had to be there in order to find funny... bit awkward. It's alright. Nothing special, though. It's a bit like being stuck for ever on a train station reading an endless copy of Shortlist... which is a strange experience. Some of the stories are pretty funny and there's the odd phrase or so that really made me laugh out loud (although I am easily pleased). More often, though, it was a bit like ready an 'amusing situation' that you really had to be there in order to find funny... bit awkward.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Libby

    Pretty funny - moments of laugh out loud, especially the one liner chapters. Some banal stories but also some laugh out loud ones. The story about calling 118118 to ask for the NHS direct number - brilliant. Had me crying with laughter on the train to work. Still makes me chuckle so that makes it a good joke :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Funny as ever, but I don't think he'll ever surpass 'Yes Man' for me. Although it's not meant to be read in one go, the title of the next chapter was always too intriguing! I couldn't put it down. I did notice that a lot of the funniest parts came from either his wife or his friend Colin, rather than Danny himself. Funny as ever, but I don't think he'll ever surpass 'Yes Man' for me. Although it's not meant to be read in one go, the title of the next chapter was always too intriguing! I couldn't put it down. I did notice that a lot of the funniest parts came from either his wife or his friend Colin, rather than Danny himself.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lê Phúc

    One of the funniest book I have ever read and Danny definitely has what we call "good sense of humour". He seems to got a lot of that One of the funniest book I have ever read and Danny definitely has what we call "good sense of humour". He seems to got a lot of that

  6. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    What Not to Do is a sequel of sorts to Danny Wallace's Awkward Situations for Men (it was in fact originally titled, and remains entirely the same as More Awkward Situations for Men, which has understandably led to some negative reviews from readers who purchased both, believing them to be different entities.) The contents comprises a series of Wallace's columns from ShortList magazine, which are all essentially anecdotes on the sublime social awkwardness that arises in everyday life. If you What Not to Do is a sequel of sorts to Danny Wallace's Awkward Situations for Men (it was in fact originally titled, and remains entirely the same as More Awkward Situations for Men, which has understandably led to some negative reviews from readers who purchased both, believing them to be different entities.) The contents comprises a series of Wallace's columns from ShortList magazine, which are all essentially anecdotes on the sublime social awkwardness that arises in everyday life. If you've ever found yourself in a Mexican stand-off over pressing the button for a lift, or trying to find a polite way to check a cash machine after being told it's out of order - without, of course, implying that the previous user is too dense to understand the operation of said machine, there'll be something for you to relate to here. I remember being fairly underwhelmed by Awkward Situations for Men, especially after really enjoying Wallace's other books (particularly Yes Man , Friends Like These , and his joint ventures with Dave Gorman). I think at the time it was the structure that put me off - bite-size stories that begin, end and are largely forgotten within a couple of pages made it hard to really get stuck in and engaged. This time around, however, I was after something fairly light to read while on the go, so being able to leaf through a couple of chapters on the bus, over lunch etc. really suited me, and as a result I definitely enjoyed it more. Most of the stories here raised at least a smile, many a chuckle, and a few outright laughter at 1am which is always a good sign. Wallace has a friendly, conversational tone that it's easy to amble along with. The framing is perhaps a little odd - it begins and ends with Wallace reflecting on life as a new father, and I was briefly worried that the whole book would be an attempt at illuminating insights on parenthood, but save for a few anecdotes on the sublime unfairness of his baby dining on the finest salmon while he and his exhausted wife subsist on Super Noodles, it's not a topic that comes up with any more regularity than his wife, friends or work. If you want a quick, easy read and also happen to be a socially awkward soul, you can't go far wrong here.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Samuel Tyler

    Regular readers of Danny Wallace may have followed him for years like I have. He is a few years older than me, but I cannot quite help seeing his life progress in a similar (if slightly more exciting way) as mine. He started off down the pub with his mate Dave Gorman, ventured into saying Yes to everything including asking his wife to marry him and by ‘More Awkward Situations for Men’ we have a happily married man with a toddler in tow. I find myself similarly situated and perhaps then this book Regular readers of Danny Wallace may have followed him for years like I have. He is a few years older than me, but I cannot quite help seeing his life progress in a similar (if slightly more exciting way) as mine. He started off down the pub with his mate Dave Gorman, ventured into saying Yes to everything including asking his wife to marry him and by ‘More Awkward Situations for Men’ we have a happily married man with a toddler in tow. I find myself similarly situated and perhaps then this book chimes even more with me than most. However, Danny Wallace has a way of writing himself as an everyman that many people can relate too, especially is they feel very British or are amused by our antics. Wallace’s humour is often that of politeness; the petty feuds we have in our own heads as we see someone press the lift button again. Or it is humour of the absurd and relatable; is that a pair of old underpants trapped down my trouser leg? ‘More’ takes some of the best essays from Wallace’s writing for Shortlist magazine and puts them together into one. Most serial columnists seemed to have a scattergun approach to writing and the essays do not really relate, but seeing as Wallace’s main sources are himself, his family and his friends it almost has a narrative as we follow him through life. There are some laugh out loud stories in this book that I related too. It does help that I am a fan, but it is clear to see by any neutral that he is talented writer whose natural style draws you in. Having read the majority of Wallace’s back catalogue I only wished that he were a more prolific writer.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Laurie

    So I went online and found out that Danny Wallace had two books that I had not read. One was "More Awkward Situations for Men" the other was "What Not to Do". Having loved his previous work, I got click happy before I was investigatory and purchased both. It was only when I went to read one of them that I realized it was the same book but with a different title. Originally, I was incensed at myself for having wasted good money. Now, I am just kind of glad that there is not another of this type of So I went online and found out that Danny Wallace had two books that I had not read. One was "More Awkward Situations for Men" the other was "What Not to Do". Having loved his previous work, I got click happy before I was investigatory and purchased both. It was only when I went to read one of them that I realized it was the same book but with a different title. Originally, I was incensed at myself for having wasted good money. Now, I am just kind of glad that there is not another of this type of book for me to read. I HATE to say this, because I LOVE "Yes Man", "Friends Like These", "Join Me", and even "Are You Dave Gorman?". I realize now though, that I probably love them because they are all semi-structured grand adventure stories with victory moments and genuine moments you do not see every day (being a Yes Man in a leather bar in Amsterdam anyone?) From this book, I guess I learned that I just do not enjoy a packaged collection of newspaper columns/blog posts. The first book had some genuinely laugh out loud funny moments ("SKIIIIIRT!" being my favorite), but there was only one moment that I recall enjoying in this book, and that was the following quote: "Luck is probability taken personally." I still love me some D.W. classic, and he seems like such a nice bloke that I do not even really begrudge him this book aside from the taking of my money (Twice. Really, read the description next time, Laurie). I'm sure "More Awkward Situations for Men" is a pleasant read for some people, I just hated it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dane Cobain

    Danny Wallace is the perfect example of a writer whose personality is his selling point, but that’s okay – he seems like a genuinely nice guy and an entertaining chap to be around, although he does manage to get himself in to his fair share of awkward situations. Here, he’s dealing with being a parent for the first time, a plumber who refuses to conform to societal norms, his weird friend Colin who gets in to just as many weird situations as Danny, and many, many more. From what I understand, the Danny Wallace is the perfect example of a writer whose personality is his selling point, but that’s okay – he seems like a genuinely nice guy and an entertaining chap to be around, although he does manage to get himself in to his fair share of awkward situations. Here, he’s dealing with being a parent for the first time, a plumber who refuses to conform to societal norms, his weird friend Colin who gets in to just as many weird situations as Danny, and many, many more. From what I understand, the book was compiled from a column that he wrote, and so each individual story (about each individual situation) is presented individually and usually only lasts for a couple of pages. But the clever thing here is that the stories are often interrelated, often with recurring jokes or characters. When you think about it, it’s not surprising – after all, that’s how life works, and at the end of the day this is a book about Danny’s life. It’s a good job his life is pretty interesting. My favourite awkward situations? The one where he had to walk through London wearing a placard and shouting ‘The End is Nigh‘ was pretty good, and so was the story about how a picture of Danny hugging a monkey ended up on billboards across the world. But really, it’s the relatable stories which are best, like his struggle to surreptitiously take a picture in an airport for his Twitter followers. We’ve all been there, man. We’ve all been there.

  10. 4 out of 5

    EL

    Love his column in Shortlist - in fact I usually turn to read that first. I'm pretty sure that a lot of these columns have been recycled in this book though; which makes it less enjoyable for me as a reader, knowing I've already read that anecdote, but for free in a magazine. Towards the end it gets a bit... 'bottom of the barrel,' I'd say. I'm a fan usually but won't be keeping this one. Love his column in Shortlist - in fact I usually turn to read that first. I'm pretty sure that a lot of these columns have been recycled in this book though; which makes it less enjoyable for me as a reader, knowing I've already read that anecdote, but for free in a magazine. Towards the end it gets a bit... 'bottom of the barrel,' I'd say. I'm a fan usually but won't be keeping this one.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Keith Salmon

    I loved it, but I would I am a converted Danny Wallace fan. But for me Danny gets it spot on for being a dad first time round and trying to get back to normal life. The book is written in a short story format which enables it to be picked up at any moment and time and justread a small piece of Dannys wisdom. Laugh out loud, makes you cringe and brings a lump to your throat. Classic

  12. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    Far funnier than the first book ('Awkward Situations') with a lot of Danny Wallace's observations (of mostly 'ordinary' people) being centred around him becoming a father for the first time, and yet again he's accompanied often by his great friend 'Colin'. Awks! 7 out of 12 Far funnier than the first book ('Awkward Situations') with a lot of Danny Wallace's observations (of mostly 'ordinary' people) being centred around him becoming a father for the first time, and yet again he's accompanied often by his great friend 'Colin'. Awks! 7 out of 12

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    Despite the name it is not just a book for akward men. His sense of humour tends to be witty and a little sarcastic so it may not be everyone's taste but if it is you'll most likely be laughing out loud in public as I was. Despite the name it is not just a book for akward men. His sense of humour tends to be witty and a little sarcastic so it may not be everyone's taste but if it is you'll most likely be laughing out loud in public as I was.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lucy

    Found it very funny and great for dipping in and out of as it made of small chapters. I did regret reading it in public though due to the laughing out loud (not just a discreet chuckle either) making me look like a crazy person.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    Read this finally, while on holiday. just as good as the preceding book and so many funny stories that I can relate to happening in my life at one point or another. broken into individual stories makes it easy to digest and very addictive!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mark Farley

    Danny Wallace's writing is full of humour, wit, candour and inspiration. Like all great non-fiction writing, the author creates something out of nothing as he observes both the humdrum and absurdity of every day life throughout his madcap adventures. Great reading, I can never put him down. Danny Wallace's writing is full of humour, wit, candour and inspiration. Like all great non-fiction writing, the author creates something out of nothing as he observes both the humdrum and absurdity of every day life throughout his madcap adventures. Great reading, I can never put him down.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kan Chojnacki

    Funny short stories from the mind of Danny Wallace. I think this type of book is a good match for Wallace as he is able to cover many topics and talk about all his embarrassing situations he has been through l.

  18. 4 out of 5

    L

    Another fun collection of essays from one of my favorite authors - Danny Wallace never disappoints.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jo

    Snippets and anecdotes from manchild Wallace. So funny and entertaining.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    Not quite as funny as the the first in the series but still amusing. Danny is a man who can completely take the p**s out of himself - which is good!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    Gently amusing but disappointing considering the genius of 'Yes Man'. Gently amusing but disappointing considering the genius of 'Yes Man'.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Hilarious! Not just for men.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jenna Mills

    A good Sunday afternoon read. pretty much filled with nothings, but mildly entertaining.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Chris Nicol

    Typical Danny Wallace. Difficult to put down, not for reading in public if you're easily embarrassed. Typical Danny Wallace. Difficult to put down, not for reading in public if you're easily embarrassed.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jordan Atterberry

    Pretty funny stories like always! It's hard not to read 5-10 a night! Pretty funny stories like always! It's hard not to read 5-10 a night!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Jane

    Amazingly funny book, made me and my boyfriend laugh with every anecdote!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Howarth

    Had me laughing out loud on the train and worrying the general public with how tickled I appeared. The man speaks the truth- best read in ages.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Teàrlach

    This one has Fubble.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Adam Fontaine

    Another VERY funny observation on life and the way people think

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten Bossing 2021

    Funny, amusing and I am never having children, Not Even Once.

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