About this book
As this collection of comical pieces from the Guardian demonstrates, Tim Dowling is more or less incapable of engaging with the world head on. Dealing with everything from television and the Royal family to identity theft and chimpanzee rights, he retains a knack for wringing humour from events which are seemingly beyond parody, in a style characterised by his natural and all-encompassing paranoia. " I've seen the future" he says, "and it sucks".
Completely revised and updated, this is a witty and informed guide to the use of good English, from one of the world's most stylishly written newspapers.
A collection of comical pieces from the "Guardian". This title deals with everything from television and the Royal family to identity theft and chimpanzee rights.
About this author
Tim Dowling was born in Connecticut in 1963. He moved to Britain in the early 90s, cutting short a promising career in data entry to work as a freelance writer, until he gradually became unfit for any other form of employment. He writes regularly for the Guardian and is the author of a biography of King Camp Gillette entitled Inventor of the Disposable Culture. Dowling lives in London with his wife and three sons. His first novel, The Giles Wareing Haters' Club, was published in June 2007.