1) Do you watch Top Gear UK?
2) Do you enjoy Jeremy Clarkson style humor?
3) Do you know the difference between the UK, Great Britain, and England?
If you answered “yes” to number 1 & 2 above, you will definitely enjoy this book. If you answered “no” to question 3, don’t worry about it, we’ll cover that in a few minutes. I’ll save you from lying when somebody asks you if you know the difference.
I was recently in a used book store (so what?), and I spotted a copy of “Motorworld” by Jeremy Clarkson for $2. My first thought was: “Jeremy Clarkson writes books? How did I not know this?” I grabbed it and hoped it wouldn’t be a giant letdown like my 59 ounce “half gallon” bottle of orange juice. I got the book home and flipped through a page or two to get a little taste of what it was like. Hysterical gasping-for-air laughter ensued, and before long, I was done with half the book. What I’m getting at is that it’s a pretty flippin’ funny book if you read it with Jeremy Clarkson’s sarcasm and panache. It’s covers Jeremy’s thoughts on 12 places around the world that build cars, yes, even Detroit. It’s rich to say the least. Grab it online for cheap cash monies if you get the chance, it’s worth your time.
Now The World:
While reading this book and watching TGUK, I often find myself (embarrassingly) saying “I have absolutely no clue where in the world these guys are”. I mean I knew that they were in between the United States and Russia, and probably close to Ireland. However, as far as UK vs. England vs. Great Britain, I was lost worse than a out-of-state’r in Boston. Let’s dig in deeper so that we all can act smarter. (more…)