By Toby Young
With an immense movie of the way to Lose buddies and Alienate humans approximately to be published (starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, and Jeff Bridges), there hasn't ever been a greater time to get pleasure from this laugh-out-loud memoir from everyone’s favourite “professional failurist.” In his dishy attack on New York’s A-list, tips to Lose associates and Alienate humans, Toby younger lands a task at self-importance Fair-and proceeds to paintings his manner down Manhattan’s nutrients chain.
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26 To b y Yo u n g in. After assuming his usual place at the head of the table, Cohn started sounding off about a “lousy” film he’d seen the previous night. When one of his underlings protested that the audience he’d seen it with had loved it, Cohn silenced him with a wave of his hand. The mogul had a foolproof device for determining whether a film was any good or not: “If my fanny squirms, it’s bad. If my fanny doesn’t squirm, it’s good. ” All the flunkies sitting at the table greeted this announcement with a suitably awestruck air—all, that is, except one: Herman J.
You’ll figure it out,” he said. Vanity Fair has been described as “the house organ of the Eurotrash” but at first sight the magazine’s offices, at least the ones in 350, were nothing special. When Graydon had taken over from Tina Brown he’d complained that the offices had looked like “a fucking Dynasty set,” but three years into his reign they resembled those of any other magazine. As you approached them from the lift area, the first thing you saw were the words “VANITY FAIR” in big, bold letters and, beneath them, a kindly-looking old lady behind a desk.
I was in the International Arrivals Building for over an hour before I emerged into the tropical humidity of New York in July. No one had told me about this. It was like being plunged into an overheated swimming pool, thick with chlorine. The fact that I was wearing a heavy tweed suit didn’t help. As I pushed my way to the bus stop carrying a large suitcase and a computer bag I could feel little droplets of sweat rolling down my back. When I’d lain awake at night imagining a new life for myself in America this wasn’t how I’d pictured my entrance.
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People movie tie-in : A Memoir by Toby Young