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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

Toby Young's book about his stint at Vanity Fair may seem like an odd -- and even frivolous -- way to begin. But having immersed myself in Siddhartha Deb's Surface, and having waded through Gregory Roberts' Shantaram, I thought it was time for something...lighter. So far, it's lived up to expectations: it's engaging, amusing and very Englishman-in-New-York. This, despite Young's obvious attempts to create a I'm-so-scheming-I'm-charming persona for himself. I think this book can safely be shelved under Guilty Pleasures.


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