In Madrid Magazine – July 2006
Billed as more driving over San Miguel than Driving Over Lemons, less Duende than Donde?, this book tells the story of Tim Parfitt, who, in the early 80s blagged his way into what was supposed to be a six-week job at Condé Nast in Madrid to help launch Spanish Vogue. Like so many other ex-pats in Madrid, he ended up staying slightly longer. During the nine years that he made the city his home, he drooled helplessly at the stunning (and stunningly unavailable) women who paraded around the Vogue offices; partook in regular five-hour lunches that invariably involved a plate of bull’s testicles; and frothed at the mouth trying to cope with a language that makes the uninitiated dribble. If you liked Toby Young’s How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and you can relate to any of the above, then this is the load of bull for you.