People either love or hate him but Toby Young has written an hilarious account of his five years in New York after being offered a dream job at Vanity Fair. He desperately wants to make an impression and delight in all the luxuries of this high-powered social world but instead he manages to offend most of the people he comes in to contact with, although you can’t help feeling that is because of their own lack of humour and also their complete belief that they are the most important people in the world. Some great anecdotes and a brilliant social commentary on New York life you will be squirming in your seat and laughing out loud.
When Toby Young was headhunted from a promising career in London journalism to work for "Vanity Fair" in Manhattan, the world seemed to be at his feet. His account of his career suicide (or euthanasia) shows his painful descent until no job was too small and no one returned his calls.
Publication date: 18/09/2008
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
|Publication date:||18th September 2008|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Book Group|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
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 ...More About Toby Young