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About Peter Jones
Peter Jones started professional life as a particularly rubbish graphic designer, followed by a stint as a mediocre petrol pump attendant. After that he got embroiled in the murky world of credit card banking. Fun times.
Nowadays, Peter spends his days writing, or talking about writing.
He is the author of five popular self-help books on the subjects of happiness, dating and dieting. If you’re overweight, lonely, or unhappy – he’s your guy.
He’s also written three novels; a Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy), A Crim-Com (Crime Comedy), and a Rom-Com-Ding-Dong (A sort-of Romantic-ish Comedy, with attitude). He’s currently working on his fourth novel, which - if it’s a musical - he’ll no doubt describe as a Rom-Com-Sing-Song. (Spoiler: It isn’t).
Peter doesn’t own a large departmental store and probably isn’t the same guy you’ve seen on the TV show Dragons’ Den.
You can find out more about Peter by following the links below:
Meet Adrian Turner; Mountaineer, Secret Agent, Fireman… Ade would dearly like to be any of these things, though he’d trade them all to win the heart of Paige, who despite being Ade's girlfriend for the past eighteen months, still seems to have one foot out of the door, and hasn’t quite committed to leaving a toothbrush in the bathroom.
Of course, it doesn’t help that she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Sebastian. A man who in almost every way imaginable is better, taller, wealthier, hairier, and infinitely more successful than Ade.
Is Paige in love with Sebastian? Of course not! Why then would she suggest they get away for a few days? Some place romantic...
But when Adrian finds himself in Slovenia - with Sebastian in the room down the hall - he realises there’s serious possibility that he’s in danger of losing his job, his mind, and the woman he loves…
Appealing to fans of Matt Dunn, Nick Hornby and Nick Spalding - and movies such as 'Man Up' and 'Notting Hill' - comes this hilarious romp about love, and the things people do to keep it from getting away.
Do you ever feel that you could be – well – just that little bit happier? This simple book reveals how you can be happy every day, through these surprisingly easy tips and advice.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, and whatever is holding you back, you can do it AND be happy.
How To Do Everything and Be Happy is a book for ordinary people, with ordinary lives. People who have been ambling along and wondering if things would be better if they were just a little different. It's a book for most people. It's a book for you.
Peter Jones was once a normal guy. Sometimes frustrated, often dissatisfied, but always working hard towards a ‘happily every after’ he would share with his wife Kate.
But when Kate died in Peter’s arms after just 2 years and 3 months of marriage, he realised his days had been spent working towards a fantasy, instead of making every hour count. Alone, at rock bottom, Peter discovered that the secret to happiness is simple: it’s about filling your time with the things that make you happy.
If you've got a brain in your head, if you can pick up a pen, if you've got half an idea about what makes you smile, this book will show you how to do that.
Peter’s ideas are born from hard-won experience. Like Boxing Day: originally a day Peter and Kate spent together, without plans or restrictions, as an antidote to the chaos of Christmas. When Kate passed away, Peter continued the tradition by himself, doing whatever came to mind: it turned out to be the most refreshing, relaxing and fulfilling few hours he’d ever had. And its effects could be felt throughout the month.
Practical, amusing and mumbo-jumbo-free, How To Do Everything And Be Happy does exactly what it says on the tin.
What if the so-called ‘sensible’ everything-in-moderation weight loss advice of the last half century, was all based on an unproven misunderstanding of how the body actually works?
What if fat doesn’t actually make you fat? What if high cholesterol (on its own) isn’t actually anything to be worried about? What if weight control is far easier to achieve than everyone would have you believe? What if it is possible to eat LOADS of proper, tasty, filling meals - real food - and yet somehow, still LOSE WEIGHT? Effortlessly. Without exercise. Without hunger.
Well guess what: It is.
Peter Jones is a fix it man. For the last quarter of a century he’s been paid to figure out why things that should work, don’t, and then put workable solutions in place.
In this, his fifth self-help book, he turns his attention to weight LOSS; uncovering why a traditional, low-fat, calorie counting diet is a painful way to shed those extra pounds and almost always doomed to failure - before revealing what actually works, and why it might simply be a case of working with your body, instead of against it.
Packed with step-by-step, practical advice on how and why the body puts on weight, what to eat and what to avoid, and how to kick start your weight loss, this no-nonsense, easy-to-read book is your first step to reclaiming control over your health.
If you’ve spent a lifetime fighting the flab, if you’ve known the members of your local diet club longer than your own children, if you’re sick to death of low-fat, low-calorie, low-happiness, and low-self-esteem… it’s time to EAT LOADS and LOSE WEIGHT!
The quick-read, easy-peasy, fun guide, to attracting the man or woman of your dreams.
Through a series of twelve anecdotes, best-selling self-help-guru Peter Jones, highlights
(and fixes) those underlying problems that make otherwise attractive, charming people invisible to those they'd like to date.
Changing Your Mind: How you can think yourself more attractive, and why a little back-to-front logic might work wonders.
Changing Your Image: How to lose weight in your sleep, and why hiring a professional image consultant could be a waste of money.
Changing Your Environment: Why some of your friends are holding you back, and why it's vitally important to have the right sofa.
If you've ever wanted to be luckier in love, this book will show you how you can be.
A laugh-out-loud rom-com that lifts the lid on how men think.
Jason Smith, 29, self-confessed ‘good guy’, is single. Finally.
But now that he is, all the girls he’d happily give up one side of his bed for - like, for instance, his old school crush Melanie Jackson - are long gone. Or married. Or crazy. Or inexplicably obsessed with the office heart-throb, Gary.
Or are they?
Has Jason stumbled on a fool-proof way to meet the kind of exciting, fun woman he’s always dreamed about - or is he about to gamble his career, his friendships, and any hope of future romance, on a schoolboy fantasy?
Appealing to fans of Nick Hornby, Nick Spalding and Matt Dunn - and movies such as 'Cash Back' and 'High Fidelity' - comes this hilarious comedy romance, about guys, girls, and finding love where you least expect it.
“Romantic lad lit with heart - a bit sweary and a bit naughty...!” Margaret, member of The Women's Institute
A fast paced, witty, romance-heist, with an unexpected twist in the tale.
Meet William Lewis. All Will's ever wanted in life, is to be an actor. That is, until he met Rachel - Beautiful. Beguiling. And married. To cut-throat venture capitalist Michael Richmond. So that’s the end of that.
Or is it?
Although Will’s never actually been on stage, or immortalised in celluloid, or appeared in a TV commercial, he’s still made a reasonable living pretending to be people he’s not, such as... boyfriend to city executive Nathia, flirt coach Gary, and French entrepreneur Stephan Le Blanc.
Which is all fine, until he needs to play two of those ‘roles’ at the same meeting! Although oddly this has given Will an idea, and maybe there’s a way he can be with Rachel after all...
Appealing to fans of Matt Dunn, Nick Hornby and Nick Spalding - and movies such as 'You've Got Mail', 'The Italian Job' and 'Ocean's Eleven' - comes this hilarious romp about love, truth, deception, and the spaces in-between.
Amazon readers say: 'I loved loved LOVED this unusual, witty novel!... An excellent read and highly recommended.' '"Unputdownable funny" but with a gripping plot!'
The definitive guide to twenty-first century dating - whatever your age - from the best selling author of How To Do Everything And Be Happy.
This completely updated, second edition of Peter's popular dating book includes
- Tinder; Yay or Nay? - how to make Tinder less frustrating
- D*ck Pic - how to avoid getting *those* type of messages
- Flash Bang Wallop What a Picture - how to take the perfect selfie and why it might be a good idea to include a horse in your photo
- First Contact - what to say in your opening message, and what to do when they reply!
- Forget 'First Dates'! - the smarter, easier, stress-free way to meet someone for the first time!
- Sex On The First Date? - that question, answered.
- What Type of Pizza Are You? - how to score at Speed Dating events
- The Four Laws of Dating - as non-negotiable as gravity!
- The Ten Golden Rules of Dating - break them at your peril!
And much, much, MUCH more...
If you've ever found dating a challenge, if you've found dating apps or websites to be less than fulfilling, if the thought of a 'first date' terrifies you, this book will guide you through the potential pit falls, help you avoid the liars and Lotharios, and show you how meet and date people you actually like.
How To Eat Loads and Stay Slim isn’t a diet book. Not in the traditional sense.
Whilst other books concentrate on huge lifestyle and dietary changes, How To Eat Loads And Stay Slim shows you how you can achieve the same results - permanently - simply by adopting a few new ideas, and by making a series of small painless tweaks to your eating habits.
What's more each thought provoking, scientifically-provable, idea has a STAR RATING. There are fifty four stars available. You get one just for buying the book! Collect enough and you’ll steadily increase your chances of being able to eat loads AND stay slim. Collect enough stars (thirty or more would be a good target to have) and we personally guarantee that a slim figure, coupled with a healthy but satiated appetite, are yours for the taking. No dieting required.
- how hunger really works
- how to make zero fat chips
- why focusing on your food as you eat is really important
- how to cut down on sugar without going cold turkey
- and much, much more
All served up in an easy-to-digest, humourous read from authors who’ve been where you are now.
As featured on BBC Radio 2's 'Steve Wright In The Afternoon' show
Opening Chapter Excerpt
When I was a much younger man, the only pounds I ever had to worry about were the ones that should have been in my wallet. ‘Fat’ wasn’t a word that was ever used in connection with me. I was the living embodiment of ‘tall’ and ‘skinny’.
Even in my twenties, when I was mostly living on a diet of pizza and beer, where most people have a ‘bottom’ I had a ‘place where my legs met’. Girls would tell me how lucky I was. Guys would question my ability to lift a bag of sugar. I’d just shrug, convinced that I’d never lose my ability to hide behind lamp posts or squeeze between railings.
How wrong I was.
I met my wife-to-be in my mid-thirties. The fact that I met Kate at all was something of a minor miracle, but her arrival in my life coincided with another miraculous event: I’d started to put on weight.
In a matter of months I somehow went from ten stone eight (148 pounds) to thirteen stone (182 pounds). People started to tell me how ‘well’ I looked. Occasionally I was described as ‘cuddly’. And as Kate and I curled up in front of the TV to munch our way through a family sized bar of chocolate, she’d rub what she fondly referred to as the ‘Buddha Belly’. It was almost enough to ruin my appetite.
Almost – but not quite.
As the months passed my weight crept ever upwards. My chins (plural) got ever bigger. Eventually I no longer felt comfortable being naked in front of my fiancé.
And that was the turning point.
Not the naked part – the fact that my girlfriend was now my fiancé. And on hearing the happy news one of my colleagues asked me when I was starting my diet.
“Diet?!” I asked, with a mixture of indignation and confusion. What had diets got to do with marriage?
“Of course diet,” she said. “You’re never as slim as the day you get married!”
This was news to me, and something of a shock.