Fueled by a lust for life and a desperate desire to do anything other than what he s supposed to be doing (writing a novel, growing up), the internationally acclaimed comedian Dave Gorman fell under the spell of an obscure Internet word game Googlewhacking. The game is played by matching any pair of heterogeneous words to procure only a single hit (instead of the normal 50,000) from the world s most prolific search engine.
Gripped by the obsession of googlewhacking, Gorman traveled three times around the world to meet the unlikeliest cast of real-life eccentrics codependents to his crippling addiction and trace the sources of these arcane conjunctions. Along a bizarre trail that finds him playing Ping-Pong with a nine-year-old boy in Boston, snake-wrangling in Los Angeles, and licked by a performance artist in Beijing, Gorman discovers more than he ever dreamed possible about Francophile Namesakes, Pomegranate Filibusters, the infamous Dork Turnspit and the humble souls responsible for them. The result is this riotously funny memoir of a metaphysical, life-changing, globetrotting, googlewhack adventure that takes readers to the shadiest intersections of the worldwide web.
A beautiful, picaresque tale overflowing with humor and heart. Evening Standard
Utterly joyful and wholeheartedly rewarding. The Scotsman
A #1 bestseller in the UK!
Visit Dave Gorman s website: www.davegorman.com and www.googlewhack.com
Dave Gorman brings his Googlewhack Adventures stage show to off-Broadway in fall 2004
Dave Gorman is an award-winning comedian and writer. He has won The HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival Jury Prize for best one-person show, Time Out New York s favorite show of 2001, and two BAFTA awards. He has also made numerous television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman and Absolutely Fabulous.