Have You Come Far? A life in interviews
A witty, self-deprecating, and border-line libellous (names of some individuals and institutions have been changed on legal advice) account of thirty interviews over a lifetime with the good, the boring and the downright wicked.
- From applying to be a choirboy at St Paul’s Cathedral, through failing his driving test, to interviews for appointment as Professor of Fine Art at one of New England’s most famous universities, or a fellow of a Cambridge college, Vaughan Grylls has perfect recall of the foibles, the prejudices and the occasionally apparent insanity of his interviewers, and the result is an endlessly entertaining, but simultaneously salutary read.
- We have all squirmed at an uncomfortable interview. Vaughan Grylls has squirmed at more than most. Having had more interviews in his lifetime than anyone should reasonably expect, Grylls, with exemplary powers of recall, recounts hilarious and often poignant years of painful interviews. They range from childhood interviews for schools, and then for colleges, for university jobs, for newspapers, and even for the sack. But Grylls has been on the other side of the desk as well, as a teacher and finally as the director of an art college, and this experience gives him a perspective on these excruciating rites of passage. In this entertaining and enlightening expose of the interview room, Grylls shows us all, at whatever age, what not to do.
- Cover Design:
- eleanor rose
- Release Dates:
08-November 18 (UK)