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The Audacity Of Hype: Bewilderment, sleaze and other tales of the 21st century

Armando Iannucci

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour collections & anthologies

A collection of wildly inventive stories, strange musings and insane rants from Armando Iannucci, one of Britain's foremost satirical comedy writers.

In THE AUDACITY OF HYPE, Armando Iannucci cuts straight to the heart of the insanity and sherbet-headed nonsense of modern life. THE AUDACITY OF HYPE brings together his views on diverse subjects, ranging from wickedly funny pen portraits of the sometimes loveable, usually despicable chumps who like to think of themselves as our political elite, and their bonkers schemes to save the world that are in fact likely to do us more harm than a pile of witches, to WMD, disaster movies, the pitfalls of 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here' and the high and mighty rhetoric of Obama, this is an absurdly entertaining and utterly indispensable collection from one of Britain s most brilliant satirists.

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Praise for The Audacity Of Hype: Bewilderment, sleaze and other tales of the 21st century

  • ** 'A genuinely hilarious non-stop crack-up-fest that only the comatose and the dead won't enjoy - DAZED & CONFUSED

  • ** 'It's a tempestuous collection of philosophical musings and rants... Less of a toilet book than a lavatorial bible - WORD

  • ** 'Since Beachcomber and Myles na Gopaleen, we have needed another newspaper columnist whose manic humour can do injustice to the new, unimproved modern world - THE TIMES

  • ** 'Many a mirthful, misanthropic moment - LONDON LITE

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