Another book from David Mitchell | New collection of his Observer columns

Another book from David Mitchell

New collection of his Observer columns

David Mitchell is to release a second volume of his newspaper columns in time for Christmas.

Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules To Live will be released on November 7 by Guardian Faber.

Editorial director Laura Hassan said: ‘No other writer is a match for the utterly dumbfounding times we live in.’ 

The new book is a collection of his Observer columns and follows his 2015 collection Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse.

Mitchell said: ‘I’m delighted to be working with the team at Guardian Faber on another attempt to set the world to rights after the last one failed so spectacularly. 

‘So I’m going to really double down on the out-of-touch hypocritical centrist whingeing, while sprinkling in a few offensive jokes for old times' sake.

Mitchell book‘If you buy one book this autumn… then this whole industry is completely unsustainable."

The title of the book comes from a George Carlin joke, which goes:  'Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.' 

Mitchell also wrote his memoirs, Back Story, in 2013.

Published: 7 Feb 2019

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