The World According to Clarkson

The World According to Clarkson : The World According to Clarkson Volume 1

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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

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141017899
  • 9780141017891
  • 16,589

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Outrageously funny...will have you in stitches * Time Out * Very funny...I cracked up laughing on the tube * Evening Standard * Brilliant...laugh-out-loud * Daily Telegraph * Praise for Clarkson: * - *
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About Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson began his career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life.
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4,747 ratings
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4 36% (1,723)
3 30% (1,434)
2 8% (373)
1 3% (127)

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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.show more
by Tom Swade
"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?"show more
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