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FROM THE LAND OF PORK SCRATCHINGS
by Greg Gutfeld (The
Daily Gut). 2008. Simon & Schuster
. Nonfiction/Memoirs/Funny Arse Stuff. 238 pages. Here at Askew Reviews,
we only review material submitted to us by someone: record label, movie
studio, book publisher, crack whore, etc. We, Askew Reviews, do not review
material purchased. Doing so would be unfair in many ways and raise the ol’
conflict of interest flag. However, I am making an exception with this
book, Lessons from the Land of Pork
Scratchings, because I found Greg Gutfeld’s stories, anecdotes, and
opinions very amusing. I read most of this book on my front porch laughing
like a loon as concerned neighbors pointed and huddled their children into
the safety of their homes. Because of this and despite my shelling out
monies for it, I shall give this book a quickie.
Lessons from the Land of Pork
Scratchings chronicles Gutfeld’s life after leaving
New York City
employed as the editor of Maxim magazine. Broken into 95 chapters, the
book is written as if the reader is British, or at least living in the
. Stories range from work culture to food to soccer (of course) to
television personalities, but always center around pubs and drinking and
the happiness they bring to the lives of the British, and Gutfeld.
Observations on the differences between the
cover how old British men dress compared to
’s old farts, scarves, and the meaning of “cunt” in both societies.
The book concludes with Gutfeld returning to the
and his hanging with Johnny Rotten: the perfect ending for this book.
As I write this review,
the book is not available in the
, but can be purchased via amazon.co.uk, which is where I bought it, and
Gutfeld hosts the television show, “Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld” on Fox
News. – Denis “You Cunt” Sheehan