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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409022633
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Global Village Idiot




From the bestselling author of THE BEST A MAN CAN GET, the best of his pieces from the Guardian and Independent which garnered him the Best Columnist of the Year Prize.

'This week the first pet passports came into effect. Around the country dogs have been hopping into photo booths and trying to look as relaxed as possible, which is not easy when you know you're not allowed on the chair.'

Gathered here are the best of John O'Farrell's newspaper columns for the Guardian and the Independent which saw him win the coveted Best Columnist of the Year Award at the prestigious British Liars Awards. Among many other things, he claims that the only conviction in the Tory Party will be when Jeffrey Archer gets sent to prison; that scientists have created a genetically superior monkey which will advertise lapsang souchong instead of PG Tips; and that with the election of George W. Bush, the global village has finally got its own global village idiot.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409022633
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

John O'Farrell

John O'Farrell's first book was a bestselling memoir, Things Can Only Get Better. Since then he has published five novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life, The Best a Man Can Get and most recently There's Only Two David Beckhams. He has also written two best-selling history books: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, as well as three collections of journalism from his Guardian columns. His books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and have been adapted for radio and television. A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Room 101, Have I Got News For You, Murder Most Horrid and Chicken Run, he is founder of the UK's first daily news satire website NewsBiscuit and more recently co-wrote the Broadway musical Something Rotten!

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Praise for Global Village Idiot

Very funny

The Times

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