How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

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Da Capo Press, Incorporated, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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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

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This was definitely not a book for me. The premise of it sounded hilarious, but after diving into it, I didn't find any of it very funny and I couldn't relate to any of the stories or people... which ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leora Bersohn - Goodreads

I whipped through this memoir about working for Vanity Fair in its late 90s heyday. It's gossipy and amusing, and I fit perfectly into its target demographic: Live in New York, subscribed to Vanity ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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

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