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The Sound of No Hands Clapping - A Memoir

Toby Young

The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling-and laugh-out-loud funny How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. When even his friends refer to him in print as "a balding, bug-eyed opportunist with the looks of a beach ball, the charisma of a glove-puppet, and an ego the size of a Hercules supply plane," the odds of Toby Young scoring-in any sense-appear to be slim. But then How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, his account of the five years he spent trying (and failing) to take Manhattan, improbably catapults Toby to bestsellerdom, and his book is translated into twelve languages, including American. Now Tinseltown beckons. After receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a big Hollywood producer, Toby sets his sights anew on a high-flying career, this time on the West Coast. But it doesn't take long for Toby's fabled "brown thumb" and self-sabotaging instincts to reassert themselves. On the home front, though, things seem to be looking up: Toby manages to persuade his girlfriend to marry him and move to Los Angeles-but then she decides to abandon her promising legal career in order to become a fulltime homemaker . . . and mother. Toby's increasingly hapless attempts to pursue a glamorous showbiz career while buried in diapers will strike a chord with all modern fathers struggling to find the right work/life balance . . . and with their utterly exasperated wives. Failure-and fatherhood-have never been funnier.

The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling-and laugh-out-loud funny How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. When even his friends refer to him in print as "a balding, bug-eyed opportunist with the looks of a beach ball, the charisma of a glove-puppet, and an ego the size of a Hercules supply plane," the odds of Toby Young scoring-in any sense-appear to be slim. But then How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, his account of the five years he spent trying (and failing) to take Manhattan, improbably catapults Toby to bestsellerdom, and his book is translated into twelve languages, including American. Now Tinseltown beckons. After receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a big Hollywood producer, Toby sets his sights anew on a high-flying career, this time on the West Coast. But it doesn't take long for Toby's fabled "brown thumb" and self-sabotaging instincts to reassert themselves. On the home front, though, things seem to be looking up: Toby manages to persuade his girlfriend to marry him and move to Los Angeles-but then she decides to abandon her promising legal career in order to become a fulltime homemaker . . . and mother. Toby's increasingly hapless attempts to pursue a glamorous showbiz career while buried in diapers will strike a chord with all modern fathers struggling to find the right work/life balance . . . and with their utterly exasperated wives. Failure-and fatherhood-have never been funnier.
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The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling-and laugh-out-loud funny How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. When even his friends refer to him in print as "a balding, bug-eyed opportunist with the looks of a beach ball, the charisma of a glove-puppet, and an ego the size of a Hercules supply plane," the odds of Toby Young scoring-in any sense-appear to be slim. But then How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, his account of the five years he spent trying (and failing) to take Manhattan, improbably catapults Toby to bestsellerdom, and his book is translated into twelve languages, including American. Now Tinseltown beckons. After receiving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from a big Hollywood producer, Toby sets his sights anew on a high-flying career, this time on the West Coast. But it doesn't take long for Toby's fabled "brown thumb" and self-sabotaging instincts to reassert themselves. On the home front, though, things seem to be looking up: Toby manages to persuade his girlfriend to marry him and move to Los Angeles-but then she decides to abandon her promising legal career in order to become a fulltime homemaker . . . and mother. Toby's increasingly hapless attempts to pursue a glamorous showbiz career while buried in diapers will strike a chord with all modern fathers struggling to find the right work/life balance . . . and with their utterly exasperated wives. Failure-and fatherhood-have never been funnier.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

7h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

21:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:17