The wit and wisdom of Auberon Waugh
William Cook is the author of Tragically I Was An Only Twin (Century), Ha Bloody Ha - Comedians Talking (Fourth Estate) and The Comedy Store - The Club That Changed British Comedy (Little, Brown). He has worked for the BBC and written for the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and the New Statesman.
'Auberon Waugh ... was the most controversial, the most abusive, perhaps the most brilliant journalist of his age - an acerbic wit, a traveller, a farceur, an epicure; above all, a hater of humbug in all its forms and of politicians in most of theirs.' - The Telegraph'A master of the surreal.' - Craig Brown'The Dean Swift of his day.' - AN Wilson'An ideological trailblazer.' - Boris Johnson'The greatest journalist of his generation.' - Geoffrey Wheatcroft'Wickedly funny, but sometimes just wicked.' - Lynn Barber'A most unpleasant man.' - Tony Benn'Absorbing and affectionate...This beautifully conceived anthology combines biographical detail with pithily hilarious extracts. Eclectic, thoughtful and always entertaining, this well-presented selection gives a fresh perspective on an extraordinary talent.' - The Good Book Guide