Anorak | Samantha Brick: When Craig Brown and Jan Moir collaborate for the Daily Mail the results are wonderful

Samantha Brick: When Craig Brown and Jan Moir collaborate for the Daily Mail the results are wonderful

by | 3rd, April 2012

“SAMANTHA Brick” has penned an article in the Daily Mail that explains why she is hated because she is beautiful. After a few hundred words, it becomes clear that there are a myriad reasons to dislike or even hate La Brick, and only one of them is her alleged beauty.

Brick is 40 years old. Her blog informs us:

Samantha juggles life as a freelance TV consultant, journalist, writer, yogi and, of course, French housewife (still very much in training alas).

If you do not already dislike her or see her as work of parody, you’re on the wrong website.

Says Brick:

Throughout my adult life, I’ve regularly had bottles of bubbly or wine sent to my restaurant table by men I don’t know.

Because you dress like a sexually available drunk? No. It’s because “my pleasing appearance and pretty smile made their day”.

Brick goes on to list the freebies she’s been handed by male strangers flowers, cab journeys, train tickers and adds:

I know how lucky I am. But there are downsides to being pretty — the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks.

No other reason… Not one?

I’m not smug and I’m no flirt…

This would be the same Brick who has told Mail readers:

I’ve always dressed with the express intention to please and gratify my male bosses in the workplace.


If I need to secure a reservation in my local busy restaurant I will see the owner and ask him for my favoured table. We inevitably pass several minutes chatting, flirting and catching up on family life.


I learned very early on in my career how to clock within seconds who the important male was in any room and pandered to him accordingly. And it paid off…

I groomed a relationship with a professor whose cousin worked in TV.

With a deadline looming she writes:

…yet over the years I’ve been dropped by countless friends who felt threatened if I was merely in the presence of their other halves. If their partners dared to actually talk to me, a sudden chill would descend on the room.

Brick had earlier told us in a previous article:

One contract I accepted was blighted by a jealous female boss. It was the height of summer and I’d

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