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The Sound of No Hands Clapping: A Memoir by Toby Young

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By Toby Young

With a big movie of ways to Lose associates and Alienate humans approximately to be published (starring Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, and Jeff Bridges), there hasn't ever been a greater time to enjoy this laugh-out-loud memoir from everyone’s favourite “professional failurist.” The Sound of No arms Clapping unearths Toby pursuing a glamorous profession in Hollywood whereas attempting to stability his new lifestyles as a husband and dad or mum. Failure-and fatherhood-have by no means been funnier.

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This isn’t just in terms of social security. There’s a well-established correlation between illegitimacy and criminal behavior. The eminent AfricanAmerican sociologist William Julius Wilson has long argued that one of the reasons young black men are responsible for a disproportionately high percentage of violent crimes is because of absentee fathers. One of the most important “barriers to exit” that marriage erects is the promise you make in front of people whose good opinion you actually care about.

At one point, I actually cried out in pain. ” He read off the results in centimeters rather than inches, as if to cushion the blow. “Yes, Meester Hague,” he concluded, peeling off his latex gloves. ” Sean and Anabel got married in Ibiza in the Autumn of 2000 and, against his better judgment, Sean asked if I’d consider being his best man. My appalling debacle at the Chevy Chase Country Club was still fresh in my memory, but far from putting me off, that made me even more inclined to say yes. If I could pull it off, I thought, maybe that would go some way to expunging the shame I still felt.

You see, Joan. An interest in erotica has a fine literary heritage. However, I immediately flushed crimson. qxd 4/4/06 10:05 PM Page 29 The Sound of No Hands Clapping 29 “Er, well, er, I’m not sure, er —” “I have to say, Toby, I just can’t see the point of it,” Bakewell continued. “To me, it’s just like watching little bits of gristle, you know? Why d’you find it so. . ” As I struggled to answer this, I could see the cameraman darting about in front of me, getting the close-ups he’d been instructed to get: quivering lower lip, shaking hands, rapidly blinking eyes.

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