- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847370667
- ISBN-13: 978-1847370662
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,186,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: A Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Bri Paperback – 2008
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A book you will read again and again, for within his light-hearted account, you actually learn stuff about the British, Americans by contrast, plus useful culinary hints for future visitors to the Isles. Thus the "pork scratchings" in the title.
Some may find the language a bit raunchy. Non-prudes may consider his use of offensive words exhaustive. Either way, it is informative for Brits and Yanks. Germans, not so much.
I found this memoir of Greg's jolly olde residence in Merry Olde England (actually, a sliver of London small enough to fit into the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower) to be the perfect antidote to Merrill Markoe's high-strung analysis of how terrible mothers create excellent stand-up comedians.
But Greg is not a comedian; he is a satirist, which means his mom was the sort of girl he'd want to bring home to introduce to his parents. At any rate, if they ever revive the Hogarth Film Festival, "Lessons" would make a great screen play (crafted by Toby Young, who fled to America to get away from what ailed him in London**).
I haven't gone out of the house to see a movie since the early 1990s, when a live performance of irate, cursing firemen on Broadway answering a false alarm upstaged Justin Bieber in "Othello." It's high time to go again. Write the screenplay.
The Sacred Name of Hogarth is not summoned lightly. "Warning: Contains Strong Language" is emblazoned on the front cover of the paperback edition (if the book were any smaller, you would mistake it for a pack of European cigarettes, the ones with the hysterical warnings that if you stop smoking, the manufacturer will go bankrupt).
There isn't a vile subject (no elaboration, please) that Greg finds too repulsive to delve into, repeatedly, & for that reason, the book is thirty-seven & one-half pages too long.Read more ›
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Best book Gutfeld has put out so far (summer 2015). This one is a lot more auto-biographical than his more politically focused books he has since put out - which often read like a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Revol713
Lots of Greg Gutfeld scratchings! I laughed out loud at a some of his hilarious statements. All true statements, by the wayPublished 19 months ago by Robin
Silly book about drinking in many bars in England many years ago. Fortunately the author is a much better
I'm prejudiced, I love Greg G. It was like I was hearing his voice read the book to me.Published 22 months ago by kerry dougherty
I like Greg Gutfeld's humor so I got this book out of curiosity. It was interesting to hear what Greg thought of England and his experiences there. Read morePublished on October 16, 2013 by Meg