John O'Connell worked for years - far, far too long - at the London listings magazine Time Out, where he was Books Editor. Since being made redundant on the grounds that 'no-one really reads books anymore', he has been writing, mostly about books, for a range of UK based newspapers. He is the author of I Told You I Was Ill: Adventures in Hypochondria. He is 37 and lives in South London with his wife and two children. Jessica Cargill Thompson is a freelance writer and editor. In 2007, a mini mid-life crisis prompted her to leave a great job as Deputy Editor of Time Out London in order to freelance, try new things, and be a better parent. Thanks to the recession, this proved to be a bad idea - in October 2009 she started the blog How to be Unemployed the White Collar Way. She has edited several books for Time Out, and lives in South London with her husband and two children.
'It's the funniest book of the year if your hair grows where it shouldn't and you've started making weird 'Nnaaaah' sounds every time you lower yourself into a comfy chair. Don't even contemplate growing old without it.' --The Times Magazine