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Anti-Education by Friedrich Nietzsche

(04-03-2016)

The Man With the Golden Typewriter edited by Fergus Fleming

(30-11-2015)

JFK’s Last Hundred Days: An Intimate Portrait of a Great President by Thurston Clarke

(01-08-2013)

The Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson Introduced and Edited by Harry Mount

(01-08-2013)

Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart

(01-08-2013)

Broke: Who killed the middle classes? by David Boyle

(15-04-2013)

Consumed: How Shopping Fed the Class System by Harry Wallop

(05-02-2013)

Bang! A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart

(21-01-2013)

Live From Downing Street: The Inside Story of Politics, Power and the Media by Nick Robinson

(21-01-2013)

Total Recall by Arnold Scharzenegger

(15-10-2012)

The Golden Door: Letters to America by AA Gill

(18-07-2012)

Life’s a Pitch: What the World’s Best Sales People Can Us All by Philip Delves Broughton

(18-07-2012)

The Burden of Power: Countdown to Iraq by Alastair Campbell

(22-06-2012)

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

(01-11-2011)

Just Boris by Sonia Purnell

(01-11-2011)

The World According to Joan by Joan Collins

(01-11-2011)

Aleister Crowley: The Biography by Tobias Churton

(01-11-2011)

And God Created Burton by Tom Rubython

(01-11-2011)

Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola by Gary Dexter

(01-11-2011)

Mrs Cameron's Diary by Catherine Bennett

(25-09-2011)

Carte Blanche: A New James Bond Novel by Jeffrey Deaver

(10-06-2011)

Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World by Nicholas Shaxson

(13-02-2011)

School Daze: Searching for a decent state education By Andrew Penman

(16-01-2011)

Fame: What the classics tell us about our cult of celebrity by Tom Payne

(27-12-2010)

Spoilt Rotten: Inside the toxic cult of sentimentality by Theodore Dalrymple

(09-09-2010)

Hitch 22 by Christopher Hitchens

(30-05-2010)

Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World by Barbara Ehrenreich

(01-02-2010)

Poisoned Pens: Literary Invective from Amis to Zola by Gary Dexter

(11-01-2010)

Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Mitchel Zuckoff

(19-10-2009)

Home Game by Michael Lewis

(16-05-2009)

God Bless America by Piers Morgan

(16-04-2009)
How much more famous can Piers Morgan get?

Snark by David Denby

(29-03-2009)

The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson

(29-03-2009)
Toby reviews Tom Hodgkinson's The Idle Parent

Where's My Fifteen Minutes? By Howard Bragman

(05-01-2009)
Toby reviews a self-help manual for publicity sluts

Arthur Miller by Christopher Bigsby

(07-12-2008)
The new Arthur Miller biography is a little one-sided

The Autobiographer's Handbook edited by Jennifer Traig

(06-09-2008)
Toby reviews The Autobiographer's Handbook

Friends, Writers, and Other Countrymen by Sidney Offit

(02-07-2008)
Toby reviews Sidney Offit's new Memoir in the WSJ

Inside Inside by James Lipton

(19-10-2007)
Toby reviews James Lipton's autobiography

Bambi vs. Godzilla by David Mamet

(19-07-2007)

The Angry Years: A Literary Chronicle by Colin Wilson

(21-04-2007)

The Royal Nonesuch by Glasgow Phillips

(03-03-2007)

The Devils Guide to Hollywood by Joe Eszterhas

(29-01-2007)

Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson by Andrew Gimson

(04-10-2006)

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by David Goodwillie

(30-05-2006)

Dog Days by Ana Marie Cox

(20-01-2006)
Click here to read Toby's review of Dog Days, the new novel by Wonkette's Ana Marie Cox

Pete Doherty: Last of the Rock Romantics by Alex Hannaford

(26-03-2006)
Is Pete Doherty worthy of a yet-another biography? Click here to read Toby's review in The Mail on Sunday

The Dream of Rome by Boris Johnson

(18-02-2006)

Date Expectations by Paul Reizin

(27-02-2005)

Fatherhood by Marcus Berkmann

(08-01-2005)

Blockbuster by Tom Shone

(09-10-2004)

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