The Sound of No Hands Clapping by Toby Young
A Memoir

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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 everyone’s favorite “professional failurist.” The Sound of No Hands Clapping finds Toby pursuing a glamorous career in Hollywood while trying to balance his new life as a husband and parent. Failure-and fatherhood-have never been funnier.
 

About Toby Young

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Toby Young has been fired from a succession of prestigious newspapers and magazines. He lives in London.
 
Published December 16, 2008 by Da Capo Press. 298 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In that one, “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People,” Young, a Brit, told of his failure to conquer the world of New York magazine publishing, gleefully assassinating his own character right along with pretty much everyone else’s in the book (notably that of Graydon Carter, his former boss at V...

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When last spotted, at the end of his memoir “How to Lose Friends and Alienate People,” Toby Young was slinking out of Manhattan, a ruined man.

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The Sound of No Hands Clapping by Toby Young Abacus £11.99, pp279 The plot so far: five years ago, brat hack Toby Young wrote a book about his failed career on New York's Vanity Fair magazine called How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.

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Austin Chronicle

Contracted by what he assures us is a Very Powerful Hollywood Producer – name withheld for legal reasons – Young busies himself adapting a book about a legendary disco-era record producer into a screenplay.

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The Telegraph

Here it is not only the symbolism of the Crown but also the painstaking probity of Kings George V and VI in dealing with the Labour Party, both when it was in opposition and when it formed the Government, which have helped to weld the Labour Party and its following firmly into the moral framework...

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