It's a collection of columns previously published in The Observer, but as I don't live in the UK and therefore have not been in contact with said paper, all was new for me.
This was the first I actually read by David Mitchell (not to be confused with the author of Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and more recently The Bone Clocks). I've seen/listened to him on a number of BBC shows though. And liked it. If you did as well, I think you'll enjoy the book too.
Some columns seemed a bit old to still be published (from 2009 if I remember correctly) and there were quite a few that focused on things I hadn't even heard about on the news, but some introduction is usually given. I especially liked the - perfect for the holidays - column on his parents' Christmas cards policy. It reminds me of home. Two strikes and you're out...
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.