David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.
As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details:
©2012 David Mitchell (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I am a middle aged woman who lives in Colorado and draws horses for a living (the western kind....with saddles and stuff). I'm just telling you this so that you can grasp the idea that someone like me can be so pleased with my purchase even though I am probably as far away from the ideal target demographic of this book can be (geographically and otherwise).
I first became aware of David Mitchell from BBC America's running of the Peep Show series. It is, to this day, the funniest show I've ever seen. I once wrote on an online dating website that if you'd ever even HEARD of Peep Show, then yes, I would marry you. (Surprisingly, I got quite a few responses) So, I had high expectations that this book would be wonderful and I was right. I've been to London a few times, but I didn't know who a lot of the people he talked about were, nor had I heard of some of the shows he's been on besides Peep Show, but it doesn't matter. He's funny and smart and that's why I like him as an entertainer.
An excellent listen by a brilliant and funny man.
David Mitchell has an amazing insight into himself he shares with the reader. You will forever feel aquainted with him.
Cheers to late bloomers! I adored book. I enjoyed David's take on the world and found his discoveries, throughout life, insightful and hopeful. It's what you love from David and more.
I did not expect to like this book as much as I did. I suppose since I have watched all over Peep show, and loved watching him on "panel shows" such as Would I lie to you" and QI, it felt as if I was sitting down with him and listening to all the "back stories". At times I listened when I was walking. Today I walked with out listening...and actually missed him as if he had been walking along with me chatting.
I loved this audiobook....but I'll admit that I'm biased, because I love David Mitchell in every exposure that I've had to him. He's witty, clever, engaging and has a turn of phrase in his book that make the entire audiobook compelling. The last chapter in particular made me tear-up and restored some of my faith in life and love. There is still hope for all of us.
I looked forward to buying this book for ages. Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations, not even close. Boring, not funny, self indulgent.
His voice is pretty unpleasant in long stretches
Open, genuine and honest. The app says I must write more words to Make 20.
"Entertaining and honest."
A good book that was humorous and honest. The ending was quite sudden but that could be because another book is on the horizon?
been a fan of david mitchell from peep show and various panel shows with his appearances as team captain on 'would i lie to you'
really liked the book and funny throughout regardless of whats being talked about. Recommended!
"Funny. I wasn't expecting to be even remotely moved by parts, but was."
If you're a fan of David Mitchell the comedic actor, writer and quiz show panellist, you'll like this. If, on the other hand, you are a fan of the other David Mitchell, it may prove less fulfilling. Then again, maybe not.
I love peep show and that mitchell and Webb look so of course I wanted to hear this story -
Interesting in its own right as an autobiography and informative for fans in equal measure.
Chapter 34 about Victoria would almost bring a tear to a statue.
Please keep on with your work David ,you are entirely correct to say that comedy is important.
Bless you -
I love listening to David Mitchell on radio quiz shows and watching his TV shows but reading whole chapters, he just isn't a narrator of this amount of text. Content seemed flimsy as well, not really a book more thin sketches
not in book form
struggling to think of one
"Peaks early, first 1/3 is the best."
Yes, I like his sense of humour and the narration was good.
I don't know yet.
I have not heard anything else by David.
Absolutely not; it seemed to lose steam after about half way. Unless some amazing things happen to David he can probably leave it for now.
Not sure what I was expecting with this book but I left it feeling a little underwhelmed.
Fantastically written. Autobiographical, but not narcissistic like so many 'did I mention I'm amazing' texts written today. David's words were genuine, honest and laugh out loud funny throughout. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on his wife, which was heartfelt, touching and introduced you to an unknown part of David Mitchell. Thoroughly enjoyed!
"Made me LOL in places"
Probably not. I enjoyed it - however there are more gripping tales out there and I find his voice slightly nasally - sorry David
Well it's an autobiography so there's pretty much one main character - Audible, what's with the silly questions?
The more celeb autobiogs I listen to the less interested I am in them. He did a credible job and managed to wrest a few out loud laughs from me - interesting when you're walking through town with your headphones on
Fabulous insight into the life of a normal boy made good. Mitchell is stunningly funny and made many a dull commute tolerable.
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