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And Another Thing: The World According to Clarkson: Volume 2 (The World According to Clarkson #2)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  1,805 ratings  ·  71 reviews

In And Another Thing... the outspoken and outrageous presenter Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything.

Jeremy Clarkson finds the world such a perplexing place that he wrote a bestselling book about it. Yet, despite the appearance of The World According to Clarkson, things - amazingly - haven't improved. Not being someone to give up easily, however,

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Kindle Edition, 356 pages
Published (first published 2006)
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Jim
I vaguely remember some of these rants from the Sunday Times columns, but what is more surprising is the amount I can’t remember at all. Two or three at a time is all I can take to be honest, and if anything Clarkson is getting worse as he gets older. Are there any redeeming features out there in the wide world? Not for him. The whole place is being shagged by environmentalists, Johnny Foreigner, Uncle Sam and Piers Morgan. It’s all a man can do to sit for ten minutes on the bog for some peace. ...more
Patrick Neylan
Jan 02, 2013 Patrick Neylan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Patrick by: Tony Neylan
Clarkson likes to play the oaf, usually for humorous purposes. He's a lot smarter than that, but his irritation with environmentalists (who despise him as much as he despises them) and officialdom is real enough. In print, he's prepared to argue his point rather than make the funny-but-shallow jibes that characterise his style on Top Gear, his image as an exasperated simple man who just wants to live his life comes across rather well because he does his research (or relies on personal experience ...more
Louise Armstrong
Lots of fun and some good ideas to think about. JC has no fear when it comes to tackling the sillier, double-thinking ideas that some people have about the world. What would you rather have? he enquires bluntly, teeth or a nice view? Let's be honest, we'd all say teeth. It's always other people who spoil the view or create problems! It's never us wanting teeth, or using our heating, is it? I love the way he's not afraid to point out these inconvenient facts.

He's also much more sensible about fre
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Vince Grey
Jeremy Clarkson books I always class as coffee break books, as that's normally put some articles away, or when I'm between books and need something dippable to tide me by. Some points you'll agree, some disagree some laugh with or at. Perfectly entertaining but not exactly deep.
Julia
I honestly think Jeremy Clarkson is hilarious. On Top Gear and other various British shows I've seen him on, I've been rolling on the floor laughing at his quick wit and plays on words. Unfortunately, this book was absolutely not up to the expectations I had for something written by such a funny man. In the three days it took me to read this I didn't crack a single smile at any of his jokes and, even worse, I often found myself completely disagreeing with that he was trying to sell to me as good ...more
Sarah
Brilliant book, with excellent comic timing, wet-your-pants laughter, and of course, JEZZA on the front cover. Like it a lot more than his first collection, 'Born To Be Riled', as although I am an avid fan of Top Gear, there were way too many car analogies. This, however, was just superb; it's a book that cheers you up immensly by allowing you to have a silent rant along with Jeremy on just about every subject: the pointlessness of enviormentalists, the state of Tony Blair's 'New England', and w ...more
Saint No Stopping Us

Five out of ten.

Extracts from Clarkson's column in the Sunday Times. The usual rants about any and every subject. Quite amusing but often needs to be read at the time the column was written (they tend to be topical) which means this book has a limited lifespan.

Rosa Folgar
Typical Clarkson. It was incredibly entertaining. It was a little too British for me to fully understand what or who he was talking about, but from what I can tell, its a collection of his column. Reads like a blog with funny anecdotes and loads of complaining. I'm all about that, so I thought it was the knee of the bee. Why then did I not rate it higher? Mostly because I didn't get the really British bits and I don't like the american trash talking. If you can get passed that, its JC the way we ...more
Brian
A collection of his weekly columns in the UK's 'Sunday times' newspaper dating between January 2004 and December 2005, Jeremy passes his own unique judegement on a wide variety of topics.

If you're not a fan of his irreverant 'take-no-prisoners, call-it-as-he-sees-it' attitude and writing style, then there are plenty of other books out there that might suit you better... on quilting perhaps? Or even flower-arranging...

However, if you too find yourself continually frustrated by the boneheaded deci
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Emma Morrison
As many others have said, this shows the breadth of Clarkson. He knows cars, but he also knows family, travel, politics and how to get you onside.

Some of the content is getting dated (now about 8 years old) but entertaining nonetheless.
Mark Farley
There's something about Jeremy Clarkson that I can't quite put my finger on. Everything should suggest that I should hate him and not even want to pick up one of his books or watch one of his shows. But yet I do. His brand of tired misogyny and out of touch dad stupidity and his obsession with gas guzzling cars is everything that I hate. Yet I'm still drawn to him. Even some of his opinions I don't agree with. Yet I'm transfixed by his books, I laugh my balls off and sometimes even find myself a ...more
Rebekah
If you hate Jeremy Clarkson then this book isn't going to change anything. (How can anyone hate him?) If you are one of the better people who can actually stand him, then continue and read it.
Some of these are very funny. I did find myself laughing out loud a couple of times. But others just feel like a middle aged man ranting about the world and how things ain't as good today as it was 'back it the day'. But saying that, he is a middle aged man so what do you expected.
Therefor only 3 stars. 3.5
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Barbra
Although I do find the man quite arrogant I do like his sense of humour and found some of this book quite funny.

Back Cover Blurb:
In And Another Thing the king of the exasperated quip discovers that:

* bombing North Carolina is bad for Yorkshire
* we can look forward to exploding at the age of 62
* Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as we do
* wasps are the highest form of life

Funny and in your face, Jeremy Clarkson bursts the pointless little bubbles of the idiots while celebrating the spe
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Tineke
Finished in a day and enjoyed it. Very easy to read.
Mike
While decidedly British in nature,Jezzo has a multi-cultural world view of the human condition and that condition is pathetic. What books still make you laugh out loud? This one. It is outrageous, politically incorrect, ballsy and spot on. Be forewarned, do not attempt to read this book in a public library. Your snickering and guffaws will get you booted. Mr. Clarkson, after your years of pointing out our idiocy in newspaper columns, TV shows and books, is there no end to your well of sarcasm? I ...more
Tristan Ropa
The world is a very bizarre place according to Jeremy Clarkson. This book includes things like why the black American Express card is worthless and a wast of time.Jeremy Clarkson tries to understand teenagers, Americans and the world in its self. With many jokes about the Americans and the french I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the show Top gear or just wants to read a hilarious book From the viewpoint of a middle aged British man.
Amanda
I started this a bit ago and put it down and then picked it up again. I'm not sure why I set it down the first time it is hysterical. But I suppose you have to be somewhat familiar with Jeremy Clarkson, ie: Top Gear host for it to really be awesome. While he rags on Americans almost as frequently as environmentalists as long as I hear his voice in my head I am laughing out loud and getting strange looks when I read in waiting rooms.
Kifflie
Jeremy's second collection of columns, from 2005.

I don't always agree with him on things, but he does have a way of making me take a hard look at what I really do believe, and I have enough of a libertarian streak in me that I can relate to quite a bit of what he writes about.

He's more than a bit of a curmudgeon at this point, and I'll be curious, as I keep reading this series, to see if and how he mellows over the years.
Nicole (PhotographsMakeMemories)
I love Jeremy Clarkson's books; they're funny, insightful and 9/10 years later, still relevant to the world today. Sure, you won't agree on everything he says, but their his opinions and he's not afraid to say them and for that, he should get credit.

This is the second book of his that I've read, and I can promise you that I will be finishing the series and reading some of his other books as well.
Gary
Clarkson is heaps of fun; refreshingly non-pc! Crude at times, yes. Offensive even, yes. But boy he knows how to hit the mark with his satire. Humour is the perfect pin to burst the bubbles of wacky environmentalists, puffed-up politicians, smile-less bureaucrats, and all others who suck lemons for breakfast before heading into the world wearing underwear that's three sizes too small.

Loved it.
Gary Braham
I just got into Top Gear a few years ago. And I'm not a car person, and I've never been to Europe so a lot of the cultural/political references went over my head. But the book was still very entertaining and enlightening. I find myself agreeing with Mr. Clarkson on a lot of his views. And even when I didn't, it was still a very good read.
Matt Emmons
Jeremy Clarkson. Grumpy as usual.
Jenn
Jeremy Clarkson's second collection of essays from his column is as brilliant as his first. While I disagree with him half the time, I always think he's amusing and well-written! Whether he's taking on patio heaters, charity auctions, or, his favorite, environmentalists, he'll have you laughing AND thinking. Love it.
Sofia
Funny, but not as good as the first one. Clarkson is bitter and much more whiny in this book. I really hope that this is not a trend and this great writer and tv personality will not become increasingly worse as he ages. It was very difficult to read and took me much longer than my usual two weeks to finish.
Chris
As his first book really. More of the same and I laughed from start to finish. I should add these are all taken from Clarkson's page that he writes for one of the Sunday papers - I forget which one so his subjects were always topical for the date they were written. As good as the first - perhaps better in fact.
Carl Darley
Just as un-put-downable, irreverant, un-PC and laugh-out-loud funny as I expect from Jeremy Clarkson. I have read just about everything he's written and he never disappoints. Long may he continue to see the world from his wonderfully skewed perspective, it's helping to keep the rest of us sane.
Lucy Werner
In my view the perfect book to have around in the toilet! short articles that make you smile and chuckle, take you away from the stressful day for the moment. Just wish i'd had read them when they were in the paper...would of done the same trick but out on the move!

Well done Jezza!
Whisper19
i simply love Jeremy Clarkson

i love tattoos, but this made me laugh my head off
"The only good thing is that when the subject dies, the tattoo dies too. Except in Japan, of course, where you can buy dead tattooed people to turn into furniture.
"Interesting idea: yakuza scatter cushions."
Alan Pursell
while he can be the grumpy middle-aged middle of the road conservative guy, I find myself identifying and enjoying it. Mostly because it's conservative in the way you'd quite like it to be and not the creepy Anne Coulter Fascism pretending to be compassionate way. It's also really funny.
Dawn Buffham-Bates
Aug 11, 2008 Dawn Buffham-Bates rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: absolutely everyone!
laugh out loud stuff this! had me laughing my head off on the tram, in the park, in the cafe and anywhere else that i could get to read it!! could not put it down. the guy is hilarious! great for anytime and anyone! even read it walking along the road! just could not put it down! :)
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Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born April 11, 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring.

He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun, but is better known for his role on the BBC television programme Top Gear.

From a career as a local journalist in the north of England, he rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988.
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Other Books in the Series

The World According to Clarkson (6 books)
  • The World According to Clarkson (World According to Clarkson, #1)
  • For Crying Out Loud! (World According to Clarkson, #3)
  • How Hard Can It Be? (World According to Clarkson, #4)
  • Is It Really Too Much To Ask? (World According to Clarkson, #5)
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong... (World According to Clarkson, #6)
The World According to Clarkson (World According to Clarkson, #1) For Crying Out Loud! (World According to Clarkson, #3) I Know You Got Soul: Machines With That Certain Something Born to be Riled How Hard Can It Be? (World According to Clarkson, #4)

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