There isn't much to say about a collection of columns. If you've read Mitchell's Observer-column at least occasionally and enjoyed it you will also enjoy this book. If you haven't but like him on panel-shows and such you will probably also enjoy it as his style of humour doesn't suddenly change just because he's writing and not talking.
I found the choice of columns good. There weren't any about fads that had faded so quickly that you already didn't remember them anymore (though I'm not sure if David Mitchell ever wrote about such a thing anyway) but about topics that were either "timeless" or major things (like the General Election) that you couldn't have forgotten anyway.
ARC provided by NetGalley.