Comedian Joe Lycett's book to Hodder

Comedian Joe Lycett's book to Hodder

Hodder & Stoughton is to publish comedian Joe Lycett's first book, Parsnips: Buttered.

Publisher Hannah Black acquired world rights from Hannah Chambers at Chambers Management.

Lycett's book is a "lesson in how to tackle the social outrages and difficulties we're bombarded with daily - particularly if, like Joe you still live at home with your mum and you've some time on your hands."

From contesting parking fines and train station toilet charges to out weirding internet trolls, Joe takes on the role of the "people's champion" and attempts to "perplex and unhinge those jobsworths, corporations and irritating celebrities with his brilliantly worded emails, letters and online posts".

Lycett is currently on the road with a 75-date UK tour entitled "That’s The Way, A-Ha A-Ha, Joe Lycett," which will run until August this year. Lycett has also been confirmed as the new host of the Radio 4 show, "It’s Not What You Know" and is developing various TV formats.

Lycett said: "Life is hard. There's parking fines, PPI, the Kardashians - it’s a marvel any of us manage to get out of bed. I love bed. During my short life of doing largely nothing I’ve discovered solutions to many of life’s problems, which I shall impart to you in this book that I have written with my hands. It's published by Hodder & Stoughton who are really cool guys with great biscuits."

Black said: "He is our modern day Henry Root, making us laugh with his outraged and outrageous correspondence and cheer when his complaints are upheld. We are thrilled to be publishing his brilliant new book this year."

Parsnips: Buttered will be published on 20th October.