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By Simon Doonan

ISBN-10: 0743267052

ISBN-13: 9780743267052

A wickedly humorous memoir with echoes of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Beautiful People (originally released in hardcover as Nasty) is now a BBC comedy hit sequence from the manufacturer of Ab Fab and The Office.

Proclaimed "the so much tremendous, brash factor in variety" by way of Liz Smith, Simon Doonan's saucy prose has demonstrated him as an rising megastar between literary humorists. during this break-through memoir, equivalent to either Sedaris and Burroughs, he revisits the panorama of his formative years, and monitors the impossible to resist allure that earned him his devoted viewers.

lengthy prior to he turned a star in his personal right--as the writer of best-selling books, because the kind arbiter of VH1 and America's most sensible Model, and the promoting genius at the back of Barney's New York--Simon Doonan was once a "scabby knee'd troll" in examining, England. In Beautiful People, Doonan returns to the working-class local of his early life, and chronicles the misadventures of the Doonan extended family in all their wacky glory. Readers meet his mom Betty, whose gravity-defying, peroxide hairdo signified her traditional glamour; his father Terry, an novice vintner who became parsnips into the mythical Chateau Doonan; his grandfather D.C., a hard-drinking having a bet guy who plotted to win his fortune by means of turning Simon right into a jockey; and his demented grandma Narg and schizophrenic Uncle Ken, either one of whom lived upstairs.

Fearing he might fall sufferer to the madness that runs in his kin, or, worse, the banality of suburban lifestyles, Doonan decamps along with his flamboyant best-friend Biddie to London, the place they desire to discover the attractive humans, that elusive extended family who luxuriate on flooring pillows and amuse one another with bon mots. in the course of the memoir--in essays approximately family members vacation trips, the tart who lived round the corner, his first job--Doonan maintains his bumbling pursuit of the great lifestyles, basically to profit, finally, that maybe the attractive humans have been those he left behind.

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