Toby Young on the Difference Between New York and London


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]