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Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press
Atlantic Monthly Press

Nothing to Declare

by Taki

“Alternately harrowing and amusing . . . Nothing to Declare might be compared, with some stretching, to Don Juan’s descent into hell.” –Jim Holt, The Wall Street Journal

  • Imprint Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Page Count 240
  • Publication Date August 01, 1992
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8711-3484-4
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $15.00

About The Book

World-class athlete, playboy, war correspondent, and heir to a Greek shipping fortune, Taki has over the last three decades moved among the rich, the powerful, the titled and the celebrated in London, New York, Gstaad, the Riviera – wherever fun or stimulation was to be had. But in 1984, while passing through Heathrow Airport, Taki was arrested for possession of cocaine and summarily sent to jail. Nothing to Declare is the hilarious and surprisingly wise account of the three months Taki spent in prison, a story filled with perilous day-to-day events as well as reflections on the glamorous life he has led.

Praise

“A superb book, knowing, witty and wise, easily the best book to emerge from a stint in one of Her Majesty’s jails since Oscar Wilde’s ‘de Profundis’ nearly a century ago.” –Christopher Buckley

“One needs a heart of stone to read this book without bursting into peals of laughter.” –Christopher Hitchens, Washington Post Book World

“Alternately harrowing and amusing . . . Nothing to Declare might be compared, with some stretching, to Don Juan’s descent into hell.” –Jim Holt, The Wall Street Journal

“Taki’s Nothing to Declare is engaging, amusing and honest, and in these canting times, that is high praise.” –The Times Literary Supplement

“Whether writing about prisoners or jet-setters (including himself), [Taki] is a sharp-eyed and sharp-tongued observer.” –Pauline Mayer, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)