Comedian James Acaster is publishing a collection of comic anecdotes, entitled James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, with Headline in August 2017.
Commissioning editor Richard Roper acquired world rights from Chris Lander at Phil McIntyre Management.
The book will chronicle the mishaps and farcical adventures Acaster has found himself in over the years, popularised by a regular segment when he appeared on Josh Widdicombe’s XFM radio show. There will also be a live tour to support the book.
Roper said: "James is one of the most exciting names in comedy right now, and I am exceptionally pleased that he will be delving into the collection of ridiculous stories from his sitcom-style life for our reading pleasure."
Acaster said: "I have lived an extremely blessed life save for enough awful/stupid experiences to fill a book with and so I thought it only fair to fill a book with them. Even if you don't find this book amusing then I hope you can at least use it to help navigate you through this life as it flags up what not to do at every single turn. In the same way that it is important that we document the mistakes of history so we do not make those same mistakes again, it has been important for me to write my personal scrapes down so that I stand even the slightest chance of not ruining my entire life one day."
Acaster, originally from Kettering, Northamptonshire, now based in London, was this year nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award (best show) and has made numerous TV appearances.