'Misery Bear's Guide to Love & Heartbreak'. You did see this book review coming right? :P Besides the 2 hard copies off Amazon that arrived right on the day it was released, (I love you, Amazon) and I'm going to buy an e-copy from iTunes when that's ready. Can you shout groupie?
I love teddy bears. When Misery Bear came along with his films and shot to 'stardom' on BBC comedy, he flooded twitter, fb and all social media platforms with his very own characteristics. The pathos is hard to ignore. It's difficult not to fall in love with the angry, depressed and lonely little bear. Oof. Never mind that the brilliance of the naughty lines came from Chris Hayward and Nat Saunders, creators of the BBC-funded short films produced by Roughcut TV.
It's a whimsical little book that no one would read unless they're wild about silly teddy bears, alcohol or BBC. It makes no sense whatever. Seemingly random topics put together, it's all about his funny little lines, travel tales, views of love and the world at large. Oh, there's even a page on his recipes (fish & eggs, pizza and steak & chips) to cook for dates. It's pretty witty, I gotta say. I love the photos, the sketches, the different fonts and layout of each 'section'.
Even though Misery Bear states that he loves whisky (Jack Daniels ain't counted), I don't see him drinking it very much. He usually does beer, and occasionally, gin. It's only recently that he featured a bottle of Isle of Jura 16 y.o. He needs to know Bowmore. For a lark, this photo was sent to Misery Bear to cheer him up, and remind him that his fanbase is huge. He was a little amused, I think. Heheheheh. Yes, I've a slight fixation with bears. I don't think it's an obsession, yet. The teddy bears sitting at home are evil little things. They're NOT meant to be cute even though the little humans might think they are.