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And Another Thing: The World According to Clarkson [Format Kindle]

Jeremy Clarkson
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Sorry, Hans, brassy Brits rule the beaches now

When package holidays began, all of a sudden we could

experience life at close quarters with people from other

nations. We thought the Germans were the most ridiculous

people on the beach.

As Monty Python pointed out years ago, they pinched

the sun beds and barged into the queues and frightened

the children. And if you weren’t at the buffet spot-on

seven, Fritz had wolfed all the sausages.

But with the advent of the Boeing  747 came the longhaul

holiday and we realised that the Germans were

country mice compared with the Americans. No shorts

were too large, no thong was too small.

What’s more, Hank does not like to sit on the beach

and read a book. He likes to shout and play volleyball.

When the Yanks are around, it’s like being on holiday in

a primary school playground.

For years the Americans were in a class of their own,

but then the Berlin Wall fell down and, as a result, from

the Indian Ocean through the Middle East and the Mediterranean

to the Caribbean, Boris and Katya were making

all the running.

In many ways the Russians are like the Americans.

They’re either far too fat or far too beautiful. There’s no

middle ground. And again, like Uncle Sam, no part of

the body is immune from man-made enhancement. The

Americans go for surf-white teeth; the Russians for alarming

special forces tattoos. And neither seems to see anything

wrong with breast enlargement. I saw one Russian

woman on the beach in Barbados the other day who had

the body of a walnut and a chest that put Antigua in the

shade.

However, where the Russians move into an easy lead

is beach attire. For the men it’s the traditional Speedo,

while the women seem to get their fashion pointers from

internet porn sites. I haven’t yet seen anyone strutting

down the beach in stockings and suspenders but it’s only

a matter of time.

Today, though, a new contender has come along and

blown the old favourites into the seaweed. The title of

Most Stupid People on the Beach has gone in  2004 . . .

to Britain.

We were designed to make Spitfires and Beagles. We’re

supposed to be in a shed, in gloves, inventing stuff. We

therefore do not look good on a beach. We’re piggy

white and if you expose us to the sun, we turn into

Battenburg cake.

We’re designed for bracing walks along the front in

Scarborough and wet camping holidays in Scotland. But

our newly discovered wealth means we can now go to

the tropics. Because it’s new money, we really have no

idea what to do with it.

 

Présentation de l'éditeur

In And Another Thing... the outspoken and outrageous presenter Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything.



Jeremy Clarkson finds the world such a perplexing place that he wrote a bestselling book about it. Yet, despite the appearance of The World According to Clarkson, things - amazingly - haven't improved. Not being someone to give up easily, however, he's decided to have another go.



In And Another Thing... the king of the exasperated quip discovers that:



• Bombing North Carolina is bad for Yorkshire


• We can look forward to exploding at the age of 62


• Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as we do


• Wasps are the highest form of life



Thigh-slappingly funny and in your face, Jeremy Clarkson bursts the pointless little bubbles of the idiots while celebrating the special, the unique and the sheer bloody brilliant...



And Another Thing... is a hilarious collection of Jeremy's Sunday Times columns and the second in hisThe World According to Clarkson series which also includes The World According to Clarkson, For Crying Out Loud! and How Hard Can It Be?



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. 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.



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.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 356 pages
  • Editeur : Penguin; Édition : 2 (4 octobre 2007)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B002RI9ZCC
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Vraiment drôle. 8 janvier 2014
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Si vous aimez Top Gear ce livre est fait pour vous. Ce n'est pas une biographie comme celle de Hammond (si vous n'avez pas encore lu ses livres je vous invite à le faire) il s'agit d'une collection d'articles de Jeremy Clarkson qu'il a écrite pour le Times. C'est très drôle et on à l'impression d'entendre sa voix quand on lit. Son ton narquois, irrévérencieux, moqueur, râleur et fonce dans le tas, bref c'est Clarkson et c'est pour ça qu'on l'aime.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love It!!! 1 mai 2008
Par Melinda Burnett - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A moment ago, I wrote a review of a CD that was so horrible, I ejected it after the fifth track,and left it on a desk in hopes someone would steal it.

Well, now I'm going to review The World According to Clarkson even though I haven't finished it, either. Unfinished, and for a completely different reason.

Why? Because I am so thoroughly enjoying this book I'm trying to draaaaag it out to savour as long as possible, and then praying there's a followup book.

I only ordered this book because, yes, I am a slavvering American fan of Top Gear, Wikipedia'd it for more info, and found out that all three presenters are also journalists. Since Top Gear tickles me so much, I thought what the heck, and ordered a sampling of books from each.

What a wicked good surprise this book is. Not motor related at all, it's like a modern day Erma Bombeck crossed with Politically Incorrect, with a particular penchant for tormenting the environmentally overcorrect. A collection of newspaper columns, Clarkson covers (occasionally rants) on everything from holidays to politics to children to cunning rodents. I can literally hear his voice gravelling out his bombastic but too,too funny pronouncements.

Jeremy Clarkson, if I were a man (and thank God for my husband that I'm not!) I would want to be you. Making lots of burning rubber and squealing sounds in fast cars, living in the delectable English countryside, writing witty stuff, irritating the humor-deficient, and getting away with it. And drawing an absurdly fat (but well deserved) paycheck all the while. (*goggles at the unfairness of it all*)

Or, as my kids would say, "well, s*cks for you, Mom". Yeah, it does.

Think of this book as the verbal equivalent of being behind the wheel of a Veyron on a race from the Riviera to the NatWest Tower. Damn good fun. Don't want it to end.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Like cream cakes - moreish but not substantial 10 novembre 2008
Par Mark Slattery - Publié sur Amazon.com
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There isn't much you can say about Jeremy Clarkson that he hasn't said himself. I have never been sure about whether I like him or not - he's strong coffee. This book of essays from the Sunday Times is a follow up to a book I've not read, presumably of previous essays.

What you can say of Clarkson is that he is talented and prolific and has a distinct voice. These are superficial essays, aimed at cheering you up, provoking a little reaction - he's a professional contrarian. He's a clever, witty man, and I suspect, one of those must have guests for the fictional dinner party. But I don't like cars. Thankfully, cars are not the focus of these pieces. Every other subject is. There is a daft essay on multi-culturism and a funny one about the Airbus 380. He is pro engineering and anti-environmentalists (not anti-environmental); he hates health and safety nazis. He is often the butt of his own joke, such as the lovely essay about charity auctions in which he accidentally spends £25,000 buying a boat he didn't need and could not afford to run: "Then it got worse, because my wife, whose face had turned the colour of tracing paper, was busy reading some small print in the catalogue about what the price didn't include."

An essay is about all the time it takes to exhaust Clarkson's knowledge on any subject other than himself or a car, but that's fine as he says more or less nothing with great flair. Its elegantly served top of the range beans on toast, with the occasional fit of passion and vented spleen. Easily digested and very deceptively crafted with great journalistic skill.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 The World is, I'm Afraid, a bit drab. 22 décembre 2011
Par Mark in Los Angeles - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The problem with Mr. Bombastic himself is that as much as I love his writing style in spurts, in excessive doses, it starts to sound incredibly effected and contrived. Even a tad dull. My interest started to wane the deeper I got into his essays. I say this as an admirer. Perhaps an anthology of columns just doesn't a book make. I've always loved the TV work and small hits of JC, and while I derived a few good chuckles from this collection, I eventually was pleased to be done with it so I could move on to something by someone significantly more clever. I am of course referring to Mr. James May!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 It's all just good clean fun 8 octobre 2011
Par Paul Lawrence - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Jeremy Clarkson has discovered that now he's famous for his association with the TV show Top Gear that there is a market for books with his name on the cover. Now some of his books such as I know You Got Soul were pretty much created from scratch he has also sallied forth with a number of books that are older work. By that I mean the books are compilations of his columns in Britains Sunday Times. Now given that is the case you could be forgiven for having fairly low expectations. But on the contrary because Clarkson is so deliberately over the top, so deliciously 'wrong' in his thinking these collected columns make for a relaxing read. Where they really come into their own is perhaps as holiday reading fodder - for when your on the plane or lazing a day away. Conversely if your normal reading diet is weighty or academic then this may be the perfect thing to 'graze' on in between times, so to speak.

All up if you are familiar with Jeremy Clarksons persona from his TV show then you pretty much know what you are in for. This is exactly the same thing just in writing. And as others have mentioned this is not a car book except where they are mentioned in passing.

An entertaining read and quite possibly a good idea for a gift.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best of Jeremy Clarkson 5 juillet 2011
Par Evgeniya - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I've read most of his books and this is by far the best one. It was the funniest, the fastest-moving, the most diverse and did not contain a lot of the British references that flood his later "According to Clarkson" books and are lost to anyone who has not lived in Britain at least half of their life.

Caveat: You should understand this book is a collection of short articles on whatever comes to J.Clarkson's mind, and you probably do have to like Jeremy Clarkson (or at least his manner of writing and describing things and situations) at least a bit to enjoy this book (as well as any other book of his). But in any case I do strongly recommend you try this one out.
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