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9:08am on Friday the 6th of December
THE REVIEWS KEEP COMING IN

In the past we have disarmed hostile authors with our famous laid-back charm. When PJ O'Rourke came here we offered him a lucrative advertising contract with British Airways. When Bill Bryson was rude about our bed-and-breakfast accommodation and poked fun at our place names, we put him in charge of saving rural England. Now, despite a couple of tricky moments over the use of the word quaint, we seem to have defused Greg Gutfeld. In fact, he was even easier to tame than the others. We just got him drunk every so often. In other words, he went native.

Gutfeld came to London from New York four years ago to be editor of Maxim, a lads' magazine. Perhaps if he'd been offered a job on The Lady, he would have written a different book. As it is, he was immediately plunged into a world of pubs, girls, pubs, football and pubs. He even found himself befriending a man who had the word "Mill-wall" tattooed on the inside of his lip. Gutfeld, perhaps to his surprise, was immediately enthralled.

If you are a clean-living American who visits the gym every 15 minutes and eats like a stick insect, you will appalled by this picture of happy-go-lucky British life. If you are one of us, the account will be depressingly familiar. Gutfeld makes life here sound so squalid and embarrassing. But such fun. Imagine joining Hogarth, Jeremy Clarkson and George Best on a tour of 18th-century London and you'll have a rough idea of the tone. Unleashed from the gym and career treadmill of New York, Gutfeld threw himself into our pub culture with heroic disregard for his safety. He has his first pint of Guin-ness on page 24 and enjoys it so much that he has soiled his underwear by page 25. He embraces the British lifestyle so comprehensively that he has to apologise to his wife in the acknowledgments for growing fat "and the body odour it has caused".

The Times Online digg this

A while back Greg rhetorically asked if he would post every review of his book Lessons From The Land Of Pork Scratchings.

Of course not.

Sometimes I have to post them.

So go forth and buy Lessons From The Land Of Pork Scratchings. It is availiable at www.amazon.co.uk ... which is like the Internet, but only British.

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