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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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Publisher Comments:

You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again meets The Bonfire of the Vanities, as told by . . . a male Bridget Jones? And it all really happened.

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 then, Anna Wintour now-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 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. But it's more than the longest self-deprecating joke since the complete works of Woody Allen Sunday Times; it's also a seditious attack on the culture of celebrity from inside the belly of the beast. And there's even a happy ending, as Toby Young marries-for proper, noncynical reasons, as he puts it-the woman of his dreams. Some people are lucky enough to stumble across the right path straight away; most of us only discover what the right one is by going down the wrong one first.

Synopsis:

The movie tie-in edition of Toby Youngs bestselling memoir of self-sabotage at Vanity Fair

Synopsis:

With a major motion picture of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People about to be released (starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, and Jeff Bridges), there has never been a better time to savor this laugh-out-loud memoir from everyones favorite “professional failurist.” In his dishy assault on New Yorks A-list, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Toby Young lands a job at Vanity Fair-and proceeds to work his way down Manhattans food chain.

About the Author

Toby Young has been fired from a succession of prestigious newspapers and magazines. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306816130
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Regional Subjects - MidAtlantic
Author:
Young, Toby
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.5 oz

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The movie tie-in edition of Toby Youngs bestselling memoir of self-sabotage at Vanity Fair
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With a major motion picture of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People about to be released (starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, and Jeff Bridges), there has never been a better time to savor this laugh-out-loud memoir from everyones favorite “professional failurist.” In his dishy assault on New Yorks A-list, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Toby Young lands a job at Vanity Fair-and proceeds to work his way down Manhattans food chain.
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