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Not in My Name : A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy

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It is a great and glorious tradition the world over - to vehemently state one thing and then do the exact opposite. Royals are doing it, reformed smokers are doing it, and politicians are virtually synonymous with it. Welcome to the heyday of hypocrisy. From the Everyday Hypocrites (cyclists, white hip-hop fans, reality television-haters) to the truly pungent Stinking Hypocrites (chav-haters, green campaigners and anti-Americans), Julie Burchill and Chas Newkey-Burden pull no punches in their witty harangue of those who shamelessly say one thing and do another. Features the modern hypocrite's favourite holiday destinations, sporting heroes and the hilarious Hypocrites' Ultimate Weekend.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 147g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 0753516853
  • 9780753516850
  • 1,734,967

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"She is always, always funnier, wittier and more memorable than any of her alleged rivals" * Word magazine * "A spirited attack" -- Nick Cohen * The Observer * "Waspish and witty" * The Daily Mail * "Something for everyone" * The Independent * "Absolutely brilliant, a fabulous, clear-eyed book that will frequently make you laugh out loud" * Jewish Chronicle *show more

About Chas Newkey-Burden

Julie Burchill (Author) Julie Burchill started work aged just 17 at New Musical Express and has since had a long and impressive career in journalism, writing for many publications on various topics such as punk music, film reviews and feminism Julie has written more than a dozen books including Sugar Rush, Ambition and On David Beckham. She is no stranger to controversy, and Unchosen has already proved to be a divisive and polemical book.Chas Newkey-Burden (Author) Chas Newkey-Burden is a journalist, columnist and author who has written columns for Attitude, Time Out and The Big Issue. His books include Simon Cowell: The Unauthorised Biography, Help! I'm Turning Into My Dad, and The All-New Official Arsenal Miscellany. He also co-wrote, with Julie Burchill, Not In My Name: A Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy. Follow him on Twitter: @AllThatChasshow more

Back cover copy

Welcome to the heyday of hypocrisy. It is a glorious tradition the world over - to vehemently state one thing and do the exact opposite. Everyone is at it: Celebrities who moan about fame while desperately striving to maintain it Green hypocrites who wag their fingers at us whilst destroying the planet themselves Old feminists who slag off young women for doing what they did when they were young Those who took advantage of freedom and democracy to march through London, demanding that Iraqis be deprived of those very values And many more . . . From white hip-hop fans and cyclists to chav-haters and 'gay-friendly' homophobes, Julie Burchill and Chas Newkey-Burden pull no punches in this forthright harangue of those who shamelessly say one thing whilst doing another.show more

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"Something for everyone"show more

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