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The Sound Of No Hands Clapping By Toby Young

The Sound Of No Hands Clapping
by Toby Young

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* After the international success of HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS & ALIENATE PEOPLE Toby Young returns with another hilarious memoir about social and professional failure
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The Sound Of No Hands Clapping Summary

The Sound Of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir by Toby Young

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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The Sound Of No Hands Clapping Reviews

I liked it so much I sent Toby Young an e-mail congratulating him * TELEGRAPH *
Young remains a solid comic writer with a winning awareness of his own absurdity. I couldn't put it down * TIME OUT *
If you like your reading to have a certain voyeurism, this is probably a must * OBSERVER *
Only Young could have failed so spectacularly and turned the experience into such a funny and addictively readable story * EVENING STANDARD *

About Toby Young

Toby Young has been fired from a succession of prestigious newspapers and magazines, including THE TIMES, VANITY FAIR and the EVENING STANDARD. He currently works as a freelance writer.

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The Sound Of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir by Toby Young
Toby Young
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Little, Brown Book Group
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