DEAR JOAN & JERICHA: WHY HE TURNS AWAY, DO’S AND DON’TS FROM DATING TO DEATH

Dear Joan & Jericha, the award-winning satirical podcast that has kept fans snorting tea out their noses since 2018, has now been served up in book form. The comedy team of Nighty Night’s Julia Davies and Getting On’s Vicki Pepperdine have created a monstrous duo of women-hating, man-adoring agony aunts whose advice is both hilarious and filthy.

Spoofing the judgmental advice doled by certain daytime TV hosts, it’s all about how to get, keep and satisfy a man. On the podcast you can often hear the pair stifling giggles as they riff on bodily functions and increasingly ludicrous sexual practices, like a female Derek & Clive. Nothing, it seems, is OTT, so vaginas have teeth, penises explode and our lives can be improved by wearing a boobcheese bra.

Is the book any good? Yes, but in small doses TBH. There’s only so much satirical misogyny I can take in one go, and some of the humour gets lost without Joan & Jericha’s deadpan delivery. Listen to it on Audible – narrated by Joan and Jericha themselves. Like Roget’s Thesaurus, it’s packed with unfeasibly disgusting humour, so not for the easily-offended!

Marina Gask