Diaries 1969-79/Diaries 1988-98 by Michael Palin

It’s pleasing to discover that Michael Palin is not nice all the time. He is particularly irrritated by his neighbour Mr O’Rourke, who would not have been out of place in Paddington. O’Rourke claims he once doubled for Michael Caine in a movie: ‘I’ve got eyes just like his you see. It was only in…

The Bedwetter by Sarah Silverman

Tales of a Horse-Faced Jew Monkey is Sarah Silverman’s at-times-excellent memoir. Actually, she didn’t choose that title – nor did she go for Straight From the Horse-ish Mouth. Instead, because of her childhood diagnosis of enuresis, she plumped for The Bedwetter.┬áHer bladder was too small, which meant she regularly wet the bed, making childhood sleepovers…