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Hilarious How To guides

There's long been a market in self-improvement literature, but some How To guides cater to a truly niche audience. For instance, who out there has yearned to make their breasts larger through sheer mental ability alone? Bust Enlargement With Total Mind Power is the book for you. Fancy crafting your own bedroom accessories? Make Your Own Sex Toys contains diagrams for no less than 50 DIY accoutrements.

From pet communication to office defecation, here are our favourite oddball DIY reads. They're not mature, they're not highbrow but they sure are funny...



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Ladybird unveils spoof grown-up guides for hipsters and hangovers

Which cover is your favourite? by Sejal Kapadia

12 Oct 2015

The cast of Bridget Jones' Diary: where are they now?

We catch up with everyone from Shazza to Tom and Una Alconbury by Katie O'Malley

29 Sep 2015

The Man Booker Prize shortlist is here

How many have you read? by Amy Lewis

15 Sep 2015

September's best books from independent publishers

Discover the next big thing before anyone else does

10 Sep 2015

The best new books of September

From family dramas to dark page turners

01 Sep 2015

How our Penguin classics cover was created

We're having our book-shaped ice lolly and eating it, some might say

19 Aug 2015

Treasure trove of unseen celebrity Polaroids in new Warhol book

Before Instagram, there was Andy Warhol

19 Aug 2015

Stylist’s ten best reads for the bank holiday weekend

The hottest books to end off the summer with

18 Aug 2015

J.K. Rowling offers inspiring advice to young writers

“Turn their laughter into fuel”

17 Aug 2015

Behold the best new books of August

From psychological thrillers to literary comfort food

17 Aug 2015