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The World According to Clarkson

The World According to Clarkson

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By (author) Jeremy Clarkson

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 28mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 21 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141017899
  • ISBN 13: 9780141017891
  • Sales rank: 9,092

Product description

Jeremy Clarkson shares his opinions on just about everything in The World According to Clarkson. Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit. And as a result, he's got one or two things to tell us about how it all works; and being Jeremy Clarkson he's not about to voice them quietly, humbly and without great dollops of humour. In The World According to Clarkson, he reveals why it is that: too much science is bad for our health '70s rock music is nothing to be ashamed of Hunting foxes while drunk and wearing night-sights is neither big nor clever; we must work harder to get rid of cricket; and he likes the Germans (well, sometimes). With a strong dose of common sense that is rarely, if ever, found inside the M25, Clarkson hilariously attacks the pompous, the ridiculous, the absurd and the downright idiotic, whilst also celebrating the eccentric, the clever and the sheer bloody brilliant. Less a manifesto for living and more a road map to modern life, The World According to Clarkson is the funniest book you'll read this year. Don't leave home without it. The World According to Clarkson is a hilarious collection of Jeremy's Sunday Times columns and the first in his The World According to Clarkson series which also includes And Another Thing; For Crying Out Loud! and How Hard Can It Be? "Brilliant, laugh-out-loud". (Daily Telegraph). "Outrageously funny ...will have you in stitches". (Time Out). Number-one bestseller and presenter of the hugely popular Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. Born To Be Riled, 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.

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Jeremy Clarkson made his name presenting a poky motoring programme on BBC2 called Top Gear. He left to forge a career in other directions but made a complete hash of everything and ended up back on Top Gear again. He lives with his wife, Francie, and three children in Oxfordshire. Despite this he has a clean driving licence.

Customer reviews

By Tom Swade 26 Aug 2009 4

Clarkson pisses me off and I don't really like cars. I don't watch his show and I don't agree with many of his opinions. But he's a top writer and I was amused throughout. He can go on a bit but it's all entertaining. I wish there had been more to read but we can't have everything.

By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"Now, I'll get drummed out of the Brownies for this - Clarkson hates bikers apparently - but I really enjoyed this book. I've only deducted one star because on a recent TV program I saw him get too excited over the collective speeches of Thatcher! I know that's not fair in a book review but as Clarkson would say: tough, get over it.
It's an idea book for those moments when you don't want anything heavy. And perhaps those moments, like on an aeroplane (when you think you can concentrate but can't), when all you can do is maintain absorbtion for 10 minutes at time.
It's basically a collection of his newspaper columns from The Sunday Times. With 81 articles I reckon I've saved myself a few bob as well. Unless there is anything else in TST worth reading?"