Though the sequel to his revenge memoir How To Lose Friends and Alienate People doesn't come out until November, British hack and self-promoting publicity whore supreme Toby Young is already partying, dude. He's having a no-book-yet fete on June 4 at Lotus for The Sound of No Hands Clapping. —MG

Toby gleefully recounts such dubious journalistic assignments as posing as a patient at a penis-enlargement clinic and as a greeter at a Wal-Mart. He has misadventures in Los Angeles as a screenwriter for films that never quite get made, he's been a contestant on an abysmal reality show that absolutely no one watched, and he has acted in a one-man play that was utterly savaged by the critics. Yes, Toby has become a dutiful husband and a devoted dad, but he's as relentlessly self-sabotaging as ever.

The Sound of No Hands Clapping