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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

How To Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby YoungI recently saw the film How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and whilst I thought it was pretty funny, especially if you’re interested in the journalism industry, I’ve since been told that it’s not a patch on the original book it was adapted from. The story in the film follows Sidney Young, who makes the move from small time journalism in London to join Sharps magazine where he gets into all sorts of scrapes including hiring a strip-a-gram on bring your daughter to work day in the office and taking a rather large amount of cocaine whilst at a photo shoot.

In actuality the book is written by Toby, not Sidney Young, and the American magazine was Vanity Fair, and not the fictitious Sharps. I suspect the romantic sub-plot between Sidney and his colleague Alison has also been exaggerated in the film, because after all it is Hollywood.

So if you fancy finding out the real story behind the film you can get How To Lose Friends and Alienate People from Amazon for £5.99, which is cheaper than going to the cinema!

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