The Sound of No Hands Clapping : A Memoir, Paperback

The Sound of No Hands Clapping : A Memoir Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9780349118529



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