Like I said, the British…

Every once in a while, I remember that the Guardian has this thing called The Digested Read, where books are reviewed in the style of the book itself. I’m sure every review sends some British demographic laughing to the floor, but with my limited book learnin’ I can only understand a few. Some favorites:

  • How to Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young (just saw him at a friends’ wedding)
  • The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton (“No sooner had Baudelaire returned to Paris than he would dream of leaving. How alike we are.”)
  • Statecraft by Margaret Thatcher (“Indeed, although this book was largely written before September 11, I have needed to change almost nothing. That’s because I am right. Just like I always have been.”)