Author(s): Matt Haig
Do you: Know a human?; Love a human?; Have trouble dealing with humans? If you've answered yes to any of the above, this book is for you. Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.
'Humans are mysterious, even to themselves, and it is this mystery that keeps them going. It is the mystery that makes love possible'
Professor Andrew Martin is a former citizen of Vonnadoria who travelled nine million light years to become a Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University. Ever since discovering poetry and peanut butter and something called 'love' he has warmed to this species and decided to call Earth his home. Matt Haig is the author of five novels, including the bestselling The Last Family in England, which has been optioned by Brad Pitt's production company, The Radleys, which was selected for Channel 4's TV Book Club and was voted the winner of the series in 2011 and, his most recent, The Humans, which is a World Book Night 2014 title. His works have been translated into over twenty languages, and he has also written award-winning books for children. He lives in York and London.