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The Sound of No Hands Clapping
Toby Young

Classification : Biography & Memoir
Pub Date : Aug 02, 2007
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 288
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349118529
Price : 575

About the book
When even his friends refer to him as 'a balding, bug-eyed opportunist with the looks of a beach ball, the charisma of a glove-puppet and an ego the size of a Hercules supply plane,' the odds of Toby Young scoring - in any sense - appear to be slim. But then HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS, his memoir about failing to take Manhattan, becomes an international bestseller. Now Tinseltown beckons. After receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a Hollywood producer, Toby sets his sights anew on a high-flying career, this time on the West Coast. But it doesn't take long for Toby's self-sabotaging instincts to reassert themselves. On the home front, though, things are looking up: Toby persuades his girlfriend to marry him and move to Los Angeles - but then she decides to abandon her promising legal career in order to become a full-time housewife . . . and mother.

Toby's hapless attempts to pursue a glamorous showbiz career while buried in nappies will strike a chord with all modern fathers struggling to find the right work/life balance . . . and with their exasperated wives. Failure - and fatherhood - have never been funnier.

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Toby Young
Toby Young has been fired from a succession of prestigious newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Vanity Fair and the Mail on Sunday. He's currently working as a freelance. For more info see w...(+)
Books by Toby Young
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The Sound of No Hands Clapping (PB)