Torontoist first heard of Toby Young soon after the launch of his debut book How To Lose Friends And Alienate People. Young, a British magazine editor and writer, tries to cross the pond and make it at Graydon Carter’s Vanity Fair. The book was a recounting of Young’s misadventures in the New York media world and because journalists like nothing more than talking about each other, the book was widely reviewed, inflated Young’s reputation (for good and bad). It even got the book made into a play in London’s West End and optioned for a film.
Well, Young is back with his second book The Sound of No Hands Clapping and if the photos from his New York launch were any indication then Toby still seems to have a way of elevating the amount of media snark in a room.
Toby Young reads at the Drake Underground, Tuesday night 6:30-8:30pm.