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Reasons To Be Cheerful By Mark Steel

Reasons To Be Cheerful by Mark Steel

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Summary

A bestselling, relentlessly funny memoir of a passionate political life, by a man they'd never let in the House of Commons.

Reasons To Be Cheerful Summary

Reasons To Be Cheerful by Mark Steel

In every major political event of the last twenty-five years, Mark Steel has managed to play an extremely minor role. Punished by his headmaster for eating a banana in public, Mark Steel decided to commit his life to eradicating injustice. In his attempts, in the late 70's, to persuade his pub mates of the political validity of non-sexist attitudes, he was mostly called a 'poof'. And then, innocently wandering into the heat of battle during the Brixton riots in 1981, he was wrongfully arrested for stealing shoes. He's protested at a lucky dip stall in a local fete in the cause of anti-fascism; he's hidden striking steel workers under an eiderdown to defeat Thatcher's union laws; and in the GLA elections of May 2000 he received 1,823 votes as a candidate for the London Socialist Alliance. This is an extremely funny account of a staggeringly unsuccessful political life.

About Mark Steel

Mark Steel is a writer, presenter and comedian. His TV and radio series include The Mark Steel Solution, The Mark Steel Revolution and The Mark Steel Lectures. He writes a weekly column for the Independent newspaper and is a regular on Radio 4's Loose Ends and The News Quiz. He lives in London.

Additional information

GOR001205054
9780743208048
0743208048
Reasons To Be Cheerful by Mark Steel
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Simon & Schuster
2002-01-02
288
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