Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine pen Joan & Jericha agony aunt book

Wednesday 10th June 2020, 3:25pm by Jay Richardson

Image shows from L to R: Vicki Pepperdine, Julia Davis.

Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine have written their first book in the guise of spoof agony aunt characters Joan and Jericha.

Davis and Pepperdine have made two series of hit podcast Dear Joan & Jericha, which they star in as the outspoken therapists, for the Acast platform. It is nominated for best comedy at the British Podcast Awards, to be held next month.

Joan & Jericha: Why He Turns Away - Do's And Don'ts From Dating To Death will be published on October 29th by Hachette imprint Trapeze.

Ostensibly authored by Joan Damry (Davis) and Jericha Domain (Pepperdine), the book is dedicated to Mahmoud, "surgeon, prophet, model and friend, whose long hands guided us, whose cinnamon whispers soothed us, whose hot nose nudged us until this book was finally birthed, proud and powerful. Much like the man himself."

Addressing criticism that their advice has led some of their listeners to commit suicide, the pair explain: "As much revered celebrities, living glamorous and wealthy lifestyles, we do of course come under fire. There has recently been vicious slander circulating, regarding a small handful of folk who have written to us with a problem, and having listened to our response, gone on to take their own lives. As if the two were somehow connected.

"These naysayers are generally bitter and jealous spinsters, taking perverse and sadistic pleasure in being vindictive and nasty, while no doubt masturbating at the same time. To these lonely ladies we would say, 'Go look in your own heart, knock ye there and ask yourself some difficult questions. Because you will find the real guilt writhing within ye, like maggots mating in yesterday's apple'.

Announcing the book on Sue Perkins's An Hour Or So With podcast, the opinionated counsellors expanded upon Jericha's anal workouts and the dangers of "lockdown vagina" and "corona womb" during the pandemic lockdown.

Joan & Jericha: Why He Turns Away - Do's And Don'ts From Dating To Death is available to pre-order in hardback and ebook formats now.


For updates, click the buttons below.

   

Julia Davis & Vicki Pepperdine - Joan & Jericha: Why He Turns Away - Do's And Don'ts From Dating To Death

Julia Davis & Vicki Pepperdine - Joan & Jericha: Why He Turns Away - Do's And Don'ts From Dating To Death

We dedicate this tome to Mahmoud, surgeon, prophet, model and friend, whose long hands guided us, whose cinnamon whispers soothed us, whose hot nose nudged us until this book was finally birthed, proud and powerful. Much like the man himself.

This golden man is not simply an outstanding surgeon, capable of performing up to 30 hysterectomies a day (often blindfolded), but is, in his own right, a visionary, a soothsayer, a chosen one. It was Mahmoud's dream (recounted to us one night in his Harley street rooms as we gulped at his purple port with a big stinky cheese) of the pair of us, bare-breasted atop stallions tossing to the world this handwritten guide to life, sex, and all the bits in between, that brought us here, to you, to have and to hold.

As much revered celebrities, living glamorous and wealthy lifestyles, we do of course come under fire. There has recently been vicious slander circulating, regarding a small handful of folk who have written to us with a problem, and having listened to our response, gone on to take their own lives. As if the two were somehow connected.

These naysayers are generally bitter and jealous spinsters, taking perverse and sadistic pleasure in being vindictive and nasty, while no doubt masturbating at the same time. To these lonely ladies we would say, 'Go look in your own heart, knock ye there and ask yourself some difficult questions. Because you will find the real guilt writhing within ye, like maggots mating in yesterday's apple'.

What we offer here is a lifeline, a service, much like the NHS, or perhaps more accurately, the AA. Joan and Jericha: AA for the heart. Affording you the opportunity to have a breakdown, call for a pick-up truck, stop off for a Full English whilst a hairy guy in a grubby onesie fumbles under your bonnet and tweaks at your wiring, before sending you on your way, lubricated, primed, pumped and pretty.

With kind regards

Joan Damry and Jericha Domain OBE MBE (etc)

First published: Thursday 29th October 2020

  • Publisher: Trapeze
  • Pages: 224
  • Catalogue: 9781398700598

Latest news