Danny Wallace wanted to write about a place so special and so crucial to our existence that it had never before been tackled: the Centre of the Universe. But then he realised that getting there might be a problem, and when he did, there'd probably be nothing much to write about. Until he heard about a manhole cover, on a small street, in a small town, tucked away in a remote part of Idaho.
The manhole cover had been declared the Centre of the Universe. The mayor had the science to back it up. The town rejoiced.
And the name of the town?
It was a cosmic coincidence Danny couldn't resist...
The funniest writer of his generation. Apart from me
Comedy writing doesn't get any better than this - unless you go round Danny's flat and make him add a bit in pen
Join Me is the kind of book I love: effortlessly funny, painfully accurate and entertaining to the very end. Brilliant
Extremely enjoyable. once cannot help wondering whether he has stumbled upon the future shape of spirituality
One of the funniest stories you will ever read
The Wallace Report is a countrywide survey of 2000 people aged 18 and over comissoned by Danny Wallace as part of his research for his book I Can't Believe You Just Said That which investigates rudeness and its effects in everyday life.