Mitchell Symons

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Mitchell Symons
Born (1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 57)
London, United Kingdom
Spouse(s) Penny Symons

Mitchell Symons is a journalist and writer from London, England. Born in 1957, he was educated at Mill Hill School and the LSE where he studied Law. Since leaving the BBC, where he was a researcher and director, he worked as a writer, broadcaster and journalist. He was a principal writer for the early UK editions of the board game Trivial Pursuit, and has devised many television formats. He wrote an award-winning opinion column for the Daily Express.[1] Currently, he writes a weekly column for the Sunday Express.

He has two sons with his wife Penny Symons, Jack and Charlie.

Published material[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Why Girls Can't Throw (and Other Questions You Always Wanted Answered)[2]
  • That Book
  • This Book of More Perfectly Useless Information
  • The Other Book of the Most Perfectly Useless Information
  • This, That and the Other (Compilation of That Book, This Book and the Other Book). Later re-released as The Ultimate Loo Book
  • Forfeit!
  • The Equation Book of Sports Crosswords
  • The Equation Book of Movie Crosswords
  • The You Magazine Book Of Journalists (four books, co-author)
  • Movielists (co-author)
  • The Sunday Magazine Book Of Crosswords
  • The Hello! Magazine Book Of Crosswords (three books)
  • How To Be Fat: The Chip and Fry Diet (co-author)
  • The Book of Criminal Records
  • The Book of Lists
  • The Book of Celebrity Lists
  • The Book of Celebrity Sex Lists
  • The Bill Clinton Joke Book
  • National Lottery Big Draw 2000 (co-author)
  • How to Avoid a Wombat's Bum
  • The Sudoku Institute Book
  • How To Speak Celebrity
  • Where Do Nudists Keep Their Hankies?
  • Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You
  • Don't Get Me Started: A Way-Beyond-Grumpy Rant About Modern Life[3]
  • How Much Poo Does An Elephant Do?
  • Why Do Farts Smell Like Rotten Eggs?
  • Why Does Ear Wax Taste So Gross?[4]
  • Mitchell Symons Diary 2010
  • Why You Need A Passport When You're Going To Puke[5]
  • Do Igloos Have Loos?
  • On Your Farts, Get Set, Go!
  • Don't Wipe Your Bum With A Hedgehog
  • The Book of Poker Calls (co-author)
  • Desert Island Discs: Flotsam & Jetsam
  • The Bumper Book For The Loo
  • Why Spacemen Can't Burp
  • Numberland
  • Happily Never After: Modern Cautionary Tales
  • Why Don't You Smell When You're Sleeping?
  • There Are Tittles In This Title

Fiction[edit]

  • All In
  • The Lot

Awards[edit]

  • Winner of the 2010 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts for Why Eating Bogeys Is Good For You[6]
  • Winner of the 2011 Blue Peter Best Book with Facts for Do Igloos Have Loos?[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitchell Symons, Esq Profile". Debrett’s People of Today. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Hammond, Grace (October 19, 2005). "The questions of the age... and the man with all the answers". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  3. ^ O'Grady, Carrie (24 November 2007). "The Wit Parade". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Martin, Charlotte (15 October 2009). "Top 30 facts from Mitchell Symons' Why Earwax Tastes So Gross". The Sun. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Why You Need A Passport When You’re Going To Puke: Mitchell Symons". Daily Express. April 30, 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "BBC News - Ali Sparkes wins Blue Peter book of the year award". BBC Online. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Blue Peter:Book Awards". BBC Online. Retrieved 28 February 2011.