Not in My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy

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Random House, Sep 4, 2008 - Humor - 208 pages
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It is a great and glorious tradition the world over - to vehemently state one thing and then do the exact opposite. Royals are doing it, reformed smokers are doing it, and politicians are virtually synonymous with it. Welcome to the heyday of hypocrisy.

From the Everyday Hypocrites (cyclists, white hip-hop fans, reality television-haters) to the truly pungent Stinking Hypocrites (chav-haters, green campaigners and anti-Americans), Julie Burchill and Chas Newkey-Burden pull no punches in their witty harangue of those who shamelessly say one thing and do another.

Features the modern hypocrite's favourite holiday destinations, sporting heroes and the hilarious Hypocrites' Ultimate Weekend.

 

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This book was awful. It is just a rant at views of people that the authors disagree with and without much in the way of argumentation. I am glad that I got this for next to nothing in a second hand ... Read full review

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Not as good as it could/should have been. I like Julie Burchill, a lot, but I got the feeling that her contribution here was more of a favour to Chas Newkey-Burden (who writes extremely well about Israel). Read full review

Contents

Foreign Affairs
41
The Cost Of Fame
97
Green Unpleasant Land
123
Appendix
171
Acknowledgements
189

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Julie Burchill (Author)
Julie Burchill started work aged just 17 at New Musical Express and has since had a long and impressive career in journalism, writing for many publications on various topics such as punk music, film reviews and feminism


Julie has written more than a dozen books including Sugar Rush, Ambition and On David Beckham. She is no stranger to controversy, and Unchosen has already proved to be a divisive and polemical book.

Chas Newkey-Burden (Author)
Chas Newkey-Burden is a journalist, columnist and author who has written columns for Attitude, Time Out and The Big Issue. His books include Simon Cowell: The Unauthorised Biography, Help! I’m Turning Into My Dad, and The All-New Official Arsenal Miscellany. He also co-wrote, with Julie Burchill, Not In My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy.
Follow him on Twitter: @AllThatChas

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