Simon Carr – The Independent’s Parliamentary sketch writer and columnist for the last five years and, by common consent, the rudest of them all. Simon Carr is an experienced broadcaster, and an engaging and amusing talker and writer. He helped to start The Independent in the 1980s and was speech writer for a prime minister in the 1990s.
Simon Carr’s The Gripes of Wrath and Sour Gripes are the perfect source books for the Grumpy Generation, mind-bending collections of true stories of modern life that portray the Britain we have become, almost without realising it.
Simon Carr’s previous books include The Boys are Back in Town (Hutchinson), The Naff Guide, The Naff Sex Guide and The Naff Year Book (Arrow)