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Toby Young

Toby YoungAKA Toby Daniel Moorsom Young

Born: 17-Oct-1963
Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Toby Young writes about Toby Young

Toby Young's two-pronged claim to fame is having been fired from nearly every newspaper or magazine he's worked for, and having largely nothing to say except blather about himself. In 1995 Conde Nast, Inc. lured Toby with $10,000 to New York for one month. That one month extended to a two and a half year career at Vanity Fair, Young wrote 3,000 words, for which he was paid $85,000 -- roughly $28/word. Nice work if you can get it.

The London-based Private Eye satire magazine sums this poseur up quite nicely, quoting a (fictitious) woman meeting him at a party: "So you're the Toby Young you write so much about..."

Father: Michael Young
Mother: Sasha Moorsom
Wife: Caroline (m. 21-Jul-2001)
Daughter: (b. 25-Jul-2003)

    Vanity Fair (did very little actual work)
    The Spectator Theatre critic
    Modern Review Co-Founder, with Julie Burchill

    Rabbit Fever (22-Sep-2006)
    Live Forever (7-Mar-2003) · Himself

Official Website:

Author of books:
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2-Jul-2002)

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