Born to be Riled : The Collected Writings of Jeremy Clarkson, Paperback

Born to be Riled : The Collected Writings of Jeremy Clarkson Paperback

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"Born to be Riled" is a collection of hilarious vintage journalism from Jeremy Clarkson.

Jeremy Clarkson, it has to said, sometimes finds the world a maddening place. And nowhere more so than from behind the wheel of a car, where you can see any number of people acting like lunatics while in control (or not) of a ton of metal.

In this collection of classic columns, first published in 1999, Jeremy takes a look at the world through his windscreen, shakes his head at what he sees - and then puts the boot in.

Among other things, he explains: why Surrey is worse than Wales; how crossing your legs in America can lead to arrest; the reason cable TV salesmen must be punched; that divorce can be blamed on the birth of Jesus.

Raving politicians, pointless celebrities, ridiculous 'personalities' and the Germans all get it in the neck, together with the stupid, the daft and the ludicrous, in a tour de force of comic writing guaranteed to have Jeremy's postman wheezing under sackfuls of letters from the easily offended.

Praise for Jeremy Clarkson: "Brilliant ...laugh-out-loud". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Outrageously funny ...will have you in stitches". ("Time Out"). Number-one bestseller Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. "Clarkson On Cars", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Driven To Distraction", "Round the Bend", "Motorworld" and "I Know You Got Soul" are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Cars can be downloaded on the App Store.

Jeremy Clarkson because his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser.

Since then he has written for the "Sun" and the "Sunday Times".

Today he is the tallest person working in British television, and is the presenter of the hugely popular "Top Gear".


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780141028996



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Selected newspaper columns from Mr Clarkson. Entertaining though a bit brief.

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Started off good, few hearty laughs but became a little repetitious by the last quarter.<br/><br/>That's not to say it is poorly written, the articles on their own are good, but condensed together is when the problem arose.

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