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Uncle Dysfunctional: Uncompromising Answers to Life's Most Painful Problems
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A. A. Gill Alex Bilmes
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Uncle Dysfunctional: Uncompromising Answers to Life's Most Painful Problems

A. A. Gill Alex Bilmes Gerald Scarfe Alex Bilmes


9781786891839

Canongate Classics


Humour collections & anthologies


Paperback

160 pages

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Highlights from AA Gill's brilliantly acerbic advice columns from his time as Esquire's agony uncle.

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.

By:   A. A. Gill
Illustrated by:   Gerald Scarfe
Introduction by:   Alex Bilmes
Edited by:   Alex Bilmes
Imprint:   Canongate Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9781786891839
ISBN 10:   1786891832
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

AA Gill was born in Edinburgh. He was the TV and restaurant critic for the Sunday Times, a columnist for Esquire, Vanity Fair, and other publications, and wrote numerous books. He died in 2016. Alex Bilmes is editor-in-chief of Esquire.


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

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