AA Gill Is Away

AA Gill Is Away

by A.A. Gill
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AA Gill Is Away by A.A. Gill

A. A. Gill is one of the most feared writers in London, noted--according to the New York Times--for his "rapier wit." Some even consider the mere assignment of a subject to Gill a hostile act. But when the notice "AA GILL IS AWAY" runs in the Sunday Times of London, the city can rest peacefully in the knowledge that the writer is off traveling.
"My editor asked me what I wanted from journalism and I said the first thing that came into my head--I'd like to interview places. To treat a place as if it were a person, to go and listen to it, ask it questions, observe it the way you would interview a politician or a pop star," Gill writes.
Upon his return, readers are treated to an account of his vacations to places like famine-stricken Sudan, the pornography studios of California's San Fernando Valley, the dying Aral Sea or the seedy parts of Kaliningrad.
The result is one of the most fascinating, stylish and irreverent collections of travel writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743276672
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/11/2005
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 690,502
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.37(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A.A. Gill was born in Edinburgh, but has lived in London for most of his life. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.

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AA Gill Is Away 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very disappionting,a mishmash of rehashed old columns,thinly written ,with a smug self consciousness. I'm not sure why the author thinks we would want to re-read a pile of stuff which wasn't funny or even interesting in the first place. Bought for me as a gift ,I am in the unfortunate position of not knowing which shop to return it to!