Hatchet Job of the Day
If anything, Matt Rudd’s review of Anger Management for Beginners, the collected works of Giles Coren, is a bit too gentle for our liking.
What you get from reading 70 of his rants back to back is not amusing, man-of-the-people anger but tedious snottiness… In the moment, his toffee-nosed outrage at the rest of society can be amusingly risqué. As a whole book, often long after those moments have passed, he makes you want to rush off and join the Communist party (first decree: ban Coren). Or a militant fringe group in defence of chavs, foreigners and Polly Toynbee.
You can read the rest of the review, which appeared in today’s Sunday Times, here (hurry, it won’t be free for much longer!)