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Jeremy Clarkson
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Book Description

27 May 2010

Jeremy Clarkson is once more Driven to Distraction.

Brace yourself. Clarkson's back.

And he'd like to tell you what he thinks about some of the most awe-inspiring, earth-shatteringly fast and jaw-droppingly cool cars in the world (oh, and a few irredeemable disasters...).

Or he would if he could just get one or two things off his chest first. Matters such as:

• The prospect of having Terry Wogan as president

• Why you'll never see a woman driving a Lexus

• The unforeseen consequences of inadequate birth control

• Why everyone should spend a weekend with a digger

Driven to Distraction is Jeremy Clarkson at full throttle. So buckle up, sit tight and enjoy the ride. You're in for a hell of a lot of laughs.

Praise for Jeremy Clarkson:

'Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud' Daily Telegraph

'Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches' Time Out

Number-one bestseller Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. Born To Be Riled, Clarkson On Cars, Don't Stop Me Now, Driven To Distraction, Round the Bend, Motorworld and I Know You Got Soul are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Cars can be downloaded on the App Store.

Jeremy Clarkson because his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun and the Sunday Times. Today he is the tallest person working in British television, and is the presenter of the hugely popular Top Gear.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141044209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141044200
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.

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About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.


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43 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson is still king 28 Oct 2009
By Josh
Format:Hardcover
Yes, you read correctly...Jeremy Clarkson remains king. King of what?, you may rightly ask. Well, that's a very good question which I've been pondering on myself...and still haven't managed to come up with an answer which bears any sanity. I suppose you could opt for saying he's the king of ranting about everyday life...because he does that with unrivalled style. But maybe we shouldn't waste our time trying to conceive an explicable word to state what he's king of, and instead talk about his new book.

Driven to Distraction is, without doubt, his best book yet. Better than For Crying Out Loud even - and to match, leave alone be better than, F.C.O.L is a tall order. But D.T.D manages it with flying colours.
Each chapter is a collection of Jeremy's thoughts and displeasures with the world, all wrapped up in a particular type of car.
The cars range from the Reva G-Wiz (God help us, hold Jeremy back before he does something ridiculous) to the outrageously fast Koenigsegg CCX. He talks about Top Gear too.

This book is the same format as all his other books, except the alarmingly obvious revamped front cover style which was definitely a turn for the better. And I'm glad it's in the same format...why would you want anything else? Like it's predecessors, Driven to Distraction is a collection of Jeremy's laugh-out-loud-funny Sunday Times newspaper columns, and what a collection of columns they are. This book is a colossally funny read.

If you went into a bookshop tomorrow and bought this (and I strongly advise you do, right now they are half price!) and bought this book, I promise you this: you will not be disappointed.

And on that bombshell...Goodnight!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Driven to Distraction - Clarkson 11 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
An item bought as a gift for my brother, a great fan of Jeremy Clarkson's TV series. In his opinion the book was "the best yet". The author refrained from repeating information in his other books and is a must to be read cover to cover. Good value beating prices offered by other suppliers. Thank you for making my brother happy! CP, Luxembourg.Driven to Distraction
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love Clarkson 19 Jan 2010
Format:Hardcover
Very entertaining book with typical Clarkson style reviews of cars. I love it and hope he will continue writing and making great tv shows.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rant on Clarkson! 16 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover
If you've read any other of Jeremy Clarkson's books, you won't be disappointed! Whilst reviewing a mouth-watering selection of cars, Clarkson manages to pass comment on just about every facet of British life. Clarkson's expression on the front cover says it all. Priceless!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome ranting! 13 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is a collection of Clarkson's reviews of various cars, they each involve him ranting on about some random subject which is somehow related to the car in question before he delivers his verdict. They are generally really funny and I couldn't stop reading.
If you like funny books, you'll love this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love him or hate him, this man can raise a laugh 15 Sep 2010
By Expat
Format:Paperback
This book is a collection of Clarkson's columns (mainly car reviews) originally published in the Sunday Times. But even if you're not particularly interested in the cars themselves, the book is well worth reading. Clarkson's (often very strong) views on all sorts of things - often totally unrelated to cars - are aired and sometimes this results in the car review itself taking up very little space. In fact one "review", covering just over five pages, confines mention of the car itself to the final three sentences, inevitably rather scathing. Even if you don't agree with what he says, it is so well written and with such humour that it's worth buying this book anyway. And it's a book you can dip into when you have a spare moment, since each chapter can be read in isolation. Since the columns date from 2006 to 2007, some of the reviews themselves may not be relevant anyway as the cars are no longer new - and how many readers, realistically, will be in the market for a Ferrari or a Maserati? Ok, he reviews a Renault Clio and other small cars as well, but I didn't buy this to read about cars I might buy but because I like Clarkson's style. My other half can't stand him, but even he laughed when I read out a few passages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars `Buckle up, get comfortable and hold tight.' 31 May 2010
By Jennifer Cameron-Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Okay, so I confess to being a Top Gear fan. I'm not sure exactly when I moved from being a casual viewer to being a fan, but I suspect it has something to do with the indestructibility of the Toyota Hilux.

Anyway, this book really isn't about Top Gear. Instead it's a collection of articles written by Jeremy Clarkson which first appeared in the Sunday Times between January 2006 and December 2007. I've been reading it over the past couple of weeks, laughing out loud at some of Clarkson's thoughts and assertions and enjoying his thoughts about some of the cars he has driven. Some of his musings will make much more sense to those in the UK, but we can all wonder about some of Clarkson's other thorny issues. Except, Jeremy, I do know at least one woman who drives a Lexus. I'm wondering what that really means.

If you've never heard of Jeremy Clarkson, or Top Gear, and have no interest in cars then this may not be a book for you. On the other hand, if you are interested and didn't get to read the articles when they were published in the Sunday Times, you might be tempted.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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5.0 out of 5 stars Driven to distraction
Brought this book as a present for my boyfriend and he found it hard to put down and read it in double quite time
Published 3 months ago by julie clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Every one a winner
Jezza is Marmite in the extreme. I love Marmite, and I find Clarkson equally as delicious. His tongue in cheek humour wins on two levels .... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Halliday
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
LIke always, usual Clarkson. Hard to diagree with most of what he says and as usual a hard hitting point always made................ Read more
Published 6 months ago by cherkhan
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining book, especially for car enthusiasts
I actually prefer Jeremy Clarkson when he's writing about the world in general, rather than specifically about cars, so as this book is basically a collection of Jeremy's articles... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Charles Fudgemuffin
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson
My Dad love the book , was like new and good price as well, what more can I say but thank you
Published 12 months ago by Sue Easton
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson
Love his books and love his humor, also love the top gear programme with all It's banter looking forward to the new series. Brilliant man.
Published 17 months ago by F. Walters
1.0 out of 5 stars lovely
Can't help but read it in Clarkson's stop starty voice. made me want to drink acid.

Once I shaved a rabbit.

that was a story I just wrote about a rabbit. Read more
Published 18 months ago by nk-0
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really a book...
Another Jeremy Clarkson 'book' cobbled together from Sunday Times articles. A really lazy way to write a book and shows how cynical he has become. Read more
Published on 27 April 2012 by Sunray
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely funny
Awesomely funny, laugh out loud, witty and very insightful. This book is definitely worth buying and is at least as good as his previous works.
Published on 3 Feb 2012 by badgerboy
3.0 out of 5 stars Sample only - Kindle - This one has some cars in it
I've read two samples of Clarkson's books before and they've been ok - not quite as good as James May's but better than Hammond's. Read more
Published on 17 Oct 2011 by Andrew Ives
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