The Hezbollah Hiking Club
At a boozy, cricket-filled afternoon at Lord’s, Dom Joly convinces his two closest friends to agree to the unthinkable: a challenging hike across Lebanon, from the Israeli border in the south, along the spine of the country’s mountain range, all the way to the Syrian border in the north. For Joly it is something of a homecoming, having grown up in Beirut. It was a happy childhood, though he did go to school with Osama bin Laden.
The Dark Tourist
Ever since he can remember, Dom Joly has been fascinated by travel to odd places. In part this stems from a childhood spent in war-torn Lebanon, where instead of swapping marbles in the schoolyard, he had a shrapnel collection — the schoolboy currency of Beirut.
Look at ME! Look at ME!
For the first time, Dom Joly reveals how he murdered his Armenian nanny before his second birthday, how as a student he inadvertently gave Kurt Cobain the inspiration for ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’, how as a producer for ITN he mistook John Major for a large lizard, and how after being raped by a TV weathergirl the scandal was hushed up and Trigger Happy TV was born.
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
Dom Joly sets off round the world again, but this time he’s not looking to holiday in a danger zone – he’s monster hunting. Ever since he was given a copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World for his ninth birthday Dom has been obsessed with the world of cryptozoology (monster hunting), and in Scary Monsters and Super Creeps he heads to six completely different destinations to investigate local monster sightings.
Here Comes The Clown
In 2004 Dom Joly wrote a spoof autobiography called Look At Me, Look At Me. In Here Comes the Clown, he takes up the story of his life from 14th January 2000 when the very first episode of Trigger Happy TVaired on Channel 4 and everything changed for him. Suddenly he was famous; reality was weirder than any fiction he could conjure up.