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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People In 1995, British journalist Toby Young got the phone call every Fleet Street hack dreams of an offer from Graydon Carter, the renowned editor of Vanity Fair, to fly to New York and work on the magazine Toby then proceeded to stuff up every opportunity that came his way, starting with his interpretation of the casual dress code as a pair of vintage 501s and a T shirt featuring a bare chested Keanu Reeves and the strapline Young, Dumb and Full of Come.I first read How To Lose Friends am In 1995, British journalist Toby Young got the phone call every Fl In 1995 High Flying British Journalist Toby Young Left London For New York To Become A Contributing Editor At Vanity Fair Other Brits Had Taken Manhattan Alistair Cooke, Tina Brown, Anna Wintour So Why Couldn T He But Things Didn T Quite Go According To Plan Within The Space Of Two Years He Was Fired From Vanity Fair, Banned From The Most Fashionable Bar In The City, And Couldn T Get A Date For Love Or Money Even The Local AA Group Wanted Nothing To Do With Him How To Lose Friends And Alienate People Is Toby Young S Hilarious And Best Selling Account Of The Five Years He Spent Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places And Steadily Working His Way Down The New York Food Chain, From Glossy Magazine Editor To Crash Test Dummy For Interactive Sex Toys A Seditious Attack On The Culture Of Celebrity From Inside The Belly Of The Beast, How To Lose Friends And Alienate People Is Also A Nastily Funny Read USA Today I didn t expect much when I impulse bought this book at a used book store I recognized Toby Young s name from his appearances as an occasional guest judge on Top Chef, where I didn t like him much but appreciated his shameless bitterness, and I found the book title very clever When I finally got around to reading the book, though, I was surprised to love it.The story is a memoir from Young s journey through the New York City magazine publishing world in the mid 1990s I have little interest in I didn t expect much when I impulse bought this book at a used book store I recognized Toby Young s name from his appearances as an occasional guest judge on Top Chef, where I didn t like him much but appreciated his shameless bitterness, and I found the book title very clever When I finally got around to reading the book, though, I was surprised to love it.The story is a memoir In the accordance with Hydra principle I d link you but it got deleted.I d also like to say that I didn t get a notice that this review will be deleted.If we are deleting anything off topic, does this m Why did I find Toby Young such an annoying twerp I very nearly didn t finish this book, a very rare occurrence His obsession with celebrity, parties and tottie just made me cringe but his analysis of the cultural differences between New Y As se presentaba el libro una cr nica sat rica desde el backstage del mundo de los m s famosos y adorados, escrita por un periodista brit nico que trabaj durante tres a os para la muy glamurosa y casi centenaria revista Vanity Fair Suena bien, verdad Pues para empezar, no encontr en este libro ni rastro del humor seco brit nico que tal descripci n promete Tampoco su densidad de detalles sobre el mundillo de la edici n de una revista que hace y deshace reyes del mambo era tan alta como p As se p This book was a very light read and not too difficult to get through, interesting enough to keep me reading Beyond that I can t think of much positive to say Another British writer at least this one didn t use a lot of terms that were unfamiliar to me , male, and very opinionated, his biography reflects his experience in a very specific social setting in America in which he, self admittedly, acted like a pompous jerk In the telling he seems to work through his problems and become a better pe This book was a very light read and not too difficult to get through, interesting enough to keep me reading Beyond that I can t think of much positive to say Another British writer at least this one didn t use a lot of terms that were unfamiliar to me , male, and very opinionated, his biography reflects his experience in a very specific social setting in America in which he, self admittedly, acted like a pompous jerk In the telling he seems to work through his problems and become a better person in the end, but still has a chip on his shoulder where America is concerned I shouldn t take it personally because the social setting he was in has nothing to do with me and I would never be in this situation, but I guess I am just too patriotic for it not to affect me Another pet My fondest memory of this book was the day that I was reading it on the train on my way home from work A guy got on the train and sat down next to me He was reading How to Win Friends and Influence People Sometimes the planets just align. How to Alienate Readers, Too I bought this book because the title caught my eye, and the quotes on the cover were divine I ll rot in hell before I give that little bastard a quote for his bookJulie BirchillHowever, having read this all the way through I agree with the various nay sayers on the cover, and would like to hit Toby Young about the head with a hardcover copy of this memoir It would be safe to say Mr Young doesn t really get it When writing yourself as the cute, laddish foo How to Alienate Readers, Too I bought this book because the title caught my eye, and the quotes on the cover were divine I ll rot in hell before I give that little bastard a quote for his bookJulie BirchillHowever, having read this all the way through I agree with the various nay sayers on the cover, and would like to hit Toby Young about the head with a hardcover copy of this memoir It would be safe to say Mr Young doesn t really get it When writing yourself as the cute, laddish fool firstly you have to actually be likeable, and secondly for fuck s sake never make the kind of zany little blunders that may for example risk your girlfriend getting raped Yes, you read that right.Toby Y This was smart and funny The inside Vanity Fair stuff is great The last third of the book falls apart There was too much of his oh what a loser I am schtick I m glad he found love but the girl comes across as a snobby twit The first third was a great take on celebrity culture and New York in particular The book falls flat when he tries to equate New York with America as a whole His experience with limousine liberals in Manhattan doesn t give him any insight into how the rest of the coun This was smart and funny The inside Vanity Fair stuff is great The last third of the book falls apart There was too much of his oh what a loser I am schtick I m glad he found love but the girl comes across as a snobby twit The first third was a great take on celebrity culture and New York in particular The book falls flat when he tries to equate New York with America as a whole His experience with limousine liberals in Manhattan doesn t give him any insight into how the rest of the country thinks and works He condemns meritocracy and claims that poverty is inescapable He thinks those who are born poor will stay that way due to class restrictions His evidence is Manhattan s incestuous media world Every real economist thinks about 80% of those born poor will not be poor by the end of their lives Poverty itself is comparative and fluid If you give everyone a million dollars, I will have 1 million and fifty dollars wh


About the Author: Toby Young

Toby Daniel Moorsom Young born 1963 is a British journalist and the author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, the tale of his failed five year attempt to make it in the U.S as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, as well as The Sound of No Hands Clapping, a follow up about his failure to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter His obnoxious wit has earned him almost as many enem Toby Daniel Moorsom Young born 1963 is a British journalist and the author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, the tale of his failed five year attempt to make it in the U.S as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, as well as The Sound of No Hands Clapping, a follow up about his failure to make it as a Hollywood screenwriter His obnoxious wit has earned him almost as many enemies as admirers and the title of England s heterosexual Truman Capote As the son of a baron, he is entitled to use the title the Honourable, but declines to style himself as such


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