Toby Young on the Difference Between New York and London

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People author Toby Young on the difference between New York and London in the nineties: "New York was like London at the height of the Victorian era, in which everyone was far more obsessed with table manners and status-climbing than they are in London. In London, everyone was just crawling over this blizzard of cocaine. Here, if you have more than a glass of wine with your meal, people refer you to Alcoholics Anonymous." Also, Graydon Carter tells WWD that the book is peerless as a "fictional work of nonfiction." [WWD]