This book is highly entertaining (for those who have enough sense of humor). It is about the tragic life of a British editor Toby Young in Vanity, who cross the Atlantic, and found out the life in the States was not exactly what he longed for. Sad to say, I enjoy reading the part when Toby touched the bottom of his life most, and how he was blessed in the relationship with Caroline. This book also slightly touches on the cultural conflicts across the Atlantic, which is fun to read....Continua
This book is about this British author's experience in making a career in journalism in New York, having landed his "dream job" of working for Vanity Fair, and how he completely failed to achieve anything in a nutshell.
Throughout the book the author demonstrates his clear ability to lose friends and alienate people that led to his failure, and naturally he did not come across as a very likeable character- this is the key problem with this book for me; while I find it entertaining and has a handful of laugh out-loud moments (particularly on his comments about UK/US culture, fame/celeb and his expat expereience), the fact that this is presented as a memoir, as opposed to a fiction means I could not bring myself to love this book, purely because I could not bring myself to like the author, no matter how good he writes.
It's strange but true, but story like this is best kept fictional......Continua