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From 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend, or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781786891839
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Edition: Main
Publication Date: 1 Jun 2017
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 13.5(L) x 1.7(W)
Weight (gm): 236

 

Reviews

Uncle Dysfunctional is worldly, all-knowing utterly hilarious and absolutely the last fucking person I'd go to for advice about anything -- GILES COREN
Read, wince . . . laugh until you rupture yourself -- WILL SELF
Gill is a wit and a charmer. Even when he's wrong, he's superbly full of himself -- LYNN BARBER
He was the best writer. Nobody even came close -- INDIA KNIGHT
He never once produced a boring sentence or a phrase that did not shine -- JOHN WITHEROW
The king of irreverent critics -- LIONEL BARBER
A giant among journalists . . . His wit was incomparable, his writing was dazzling and fearless, his intelligence was matched by compassion -- MARTIN IVENS

 

Author Biography

AA Gill was one of Britain's best-loved columnists. Best known for food and travel writing, he was The Sunday Times' restaurant reviewer and television critic, as well as contributing to Vanity Fair, GQ and Esquire, and the author of eleven books. His writing received numerous awards, from the Amnesty International Media Award to the Hatchet Job of the Year Award (for his excoriating take down of Morrissey's Autobiography). He died in December 2016.
Uncle Dysfunctional: Uncompromising Answers to Life's Most Painful Problems
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