- How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (memoir)
"How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" is a memoir by
Toby Youngabout his failed five-year effort to make it in the U.S. as a contributing editor at Conde Nast Publications' "Vanity Fair" magazine. He has written a sequel called " The Sound of No Hands Clapping" which chronicles his failure as a Hollywood screenwriter in the years after he left New York.
A feature length film, titled "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" was released in October 2008. It is directed by
Robert B. Weideand stars Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, and Megan Fox.
The title of the book is a parody of
Dale Carnegie's bestseller, " How to Win Friends and Influence People".
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