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And Another Thing

(The World According to Clarkson #2)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  2,517 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Everyone knows that Jeremy Clarkson finds the world a perplexing place - after all, he wrote a bestselling book about it. Yet despite the appearance of The World According To Clarkson, things don't seem to have improved much. However, Jeremy is not someone to give up easily and he's decided to have another go.

In And Another Thing, our exasperated hero discovers that:

He
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Paperback, 340 pages
Published October 4th 2007 by Penguin (first published 2006)
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Michael Gardner
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore this book. It has two things that make it a classic. One: there's a picture of a very friendly looking chicken on the cover. Chickens are nice animals. We keep chickens so it's nice to see Gallus gallus domesticus get some cover time on a book. Two: it's the perfect thickness for my hands free beer bottling operation. Plus, the cover has a matte plastic seal, so it resists spillages.
A book that's millimetre perfect.
Jim
Nov 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
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
Neri.
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it
I've read this one after I've read the first one and it left me with aching sides because of laughing and thinking how true most of the stuff is. It is also another book for men as it is explained in a way that mostly dudes find interesting and relatable.
Justpassingby
When Jeremy Clarkson published his first volumes it all seemed like rather innocent fun. Climbing on a soapbox for the right to despise vegetarians and to say cunt, nigger and mick is one thing; actually bashing specific people for their Irish descent, or even physically assaulting them when they fail to deliver a steak, is an altogether different one. It spoils the irony.

That and Brexit give the whole thing a bitter aftertaste.
Louise Armstrong
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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Patrick Neylan
Dec 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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 ...more
Leosya
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book 1CAnd Another Thing 1D was written by Jeremy Clarkson who as well as being a writer he is also a co-presenter of a car show called Top Gear and is the tallest person on British Television. I have read some of his books and I chose to read this one because I knew that Jeremy writes his comments on real life events. he always writes them in a humourous way and that is why I enjoy reading his books. This book was based off of his articles in newspapers.


I learned many things from this book
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Julia
Jan 27, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Mark Farley
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Brian
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor, reviewed
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
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Barbra
Feb 04, 2011 rated it liked it
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
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Mike
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: commentary
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.
Gus
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is a compilation of Clarkson weekly colomn in the Sunday Times. These stories are

generally his views on current events. At times they are quite funny laugh out loud at

other times his views are very bigoted. They are also very English and for an Aussie

reader you don’t know to whom he is referring and so the joke is lost. Only read half as it

is very segmented, hope to pick it up again and finish it off. I think it would be excellent

toilet reading!
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Gary
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Nicole
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kifflie
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-nonfiction
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.
Amanda
Dec 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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.
Gary Braham
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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.
Sofia
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Jenn
Jun 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Nigel Street
Never short of an opinion and seldom shy of seeking to shock or insult someone, preferably both it is an easy read with some laugh out loud moments! An assuming distraction which is occasionally offensive and invariably smug would wear thin in time unless you're the loyalist of disciples which I am not.
Bhavya
Oct 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars
So this book. It wasn't meant for me. In fact, it was meant only for a 40-something British living in Britain in 2004-05.
Sure, it had its quarks. And sure, there were parts that were pretty funny (hence the rating), but apart from that, I couldn't find any redeeming quality in this book when read by an Indian teenager in 2015.
James
Dec 11, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: comedy
Hit and miss, some real gems in there, some repetitive drivel in other places. Overall it's a good read just not to be read in one or two sessions or you'll find yourself reading almost identical articles at times.
Dawn Bates
Aug 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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! :)
Carl Darley
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Justin
May 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Felt quite a bit more tedious than the first and third books. I can't quite put my finger on it but it seemed to lack some of the spark and charm, and instead was just a cranky old man ranting. I know that's his shtick, but... it wasn't pulled off as well as usual in this one.
Gillian
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, funny
Clarkson is one of my heroes and who on earth knows why. He is a chauvinist right-winger ... and just sooo funny.
All his columns are witty and to the non petrol-head even his columns on cars are entertaining.
JING
Oct 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Some of them are clever and some of them stupid, but every page is fun to read. Jeremy's mind is full of ideas although nonsense does exist quite often. I put it on the towel rail in the toilet(hope he doesnt get insulted) and read a couple of pages every day.
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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 (7 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)
  • As I Was Saying . . .: The World According to Clarkson Volume 6
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