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  1. I have seen some rave reviews of this book, as well as several positive comments on BGO (although no-one has started a thread on it, I now discover!). Contrary to everyone else, I didn't find it hilarious, but neither did I find Mr Young to be as obnoxious as he is often portrayed... maybe there's a message for me there! At best I found the book to be mildly amusing, at worst it was slightly boring. I skipped a couple of pages early on, and the occasional paragraph towards the end. Some of Young's observations on the differences between British and American culture / society / business were actually quite interesting, and his references to his parents were made with touching affection. I will add the DVD to my LoveFilm list in due course.
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