Second hand bargain: My Booky Wook

Published: 28th Jan, 2009

Normally astronomically priced…


Now that no one has any money, even high powered company directors have been spotted wearing bandannas and ripped jeans, demanding pocket money from terrified school kids. It’s bonkers. Hence, we enthusiastically salute anyone with the patience to stroll into a smelly second hand basement, and rifle through tonnes of rubbish in search of a bargain. Just recently, our friend James had a bit of a score. “I was always curious as to what Russell Brand’s autobiography might be like,” he confessed, “but I was a bit embarrassed to spend a tenner on it in an actual bookshop – I’d much rather be seen purchasing The Great Gatsby in those kind of places.” But then the soft, warm hand of fate intervened, and James’ dream came true. “There it was, on the shelf, for £1.50 – I picked it up with my head held high.” Good for you James. Good for you.

Nice sticking-it-to-the-recession!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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