Not in My NameA Compendium of Modern Hypocrisy
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.
"Absolutely brilliant, a fabulous, clear-eyed book that will frequently make you laugh out loud"
RAZOR-SHARP CRITIQUE OF MODERN HYPOCRITES, FROM GEORGE BUSH BASHERS TO REFORMED SMOKERS
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 feminismJulie 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: @AllThatChas
Celebrities who moan about fame while desperately striving to maintain itOld feminists who slag off young women for doing what they did when they were youngReformed smokersPrince Charles taking an environment-destroying flight to America to accept an award for his green workThose who took advantage of freedom and democracy to march through the streets of London demanding that Iraqis continue to be deprived of those very valuesand Many Many More...
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