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Self congratulatory and bitter.,
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This review is from: How to Leave Twitter: My Time as Queen of the Universe and Why This Must Stop (Paperback)
This book says much more about Grace Dent than it could ever do about the people she chooses to criticise and belittle.
It is simply not funny - unless you happen to be one of her circle of Twitter celeb friends and find her in-jokes and references hilarious, or you want to check if she's secretly writing about you.
It should have never have been more than two pages long at most and reads like a blog - one where the writer just didn't know when to stop and walk away from the keyboard.
She seems to have overlooked the main points of Twitter, that it's fleeting, optional and meant to be enjoyable. Here she tries to turn it into some
pseudo-academic exercise which fails on all counts. It's not funny, not interesting and not enjoyable, ironically the complete opposite to Twitter.
She does not have the ability to craft humorous ideas without sounding condescending, smug and juvenile, and her bitterness towards the general public left a nasty taste in my mouth.