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
You don't necessarily expect a memoir of a celebrity to be beautifully written. You don't expect necessarily to find a truly great writer to emerge through the smog. I don't know anything about the other author David Mitchell but this one is a born writer. I really hope he catches the writing bug from this. I'd love to be able to read more from him.
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
"Highly entertaining and honest"
Brilliantly written and performed - so good to hear David tell his story himself. Excellent book.
"Tedious name dropping"
struggled to finish.
lacks humanity, comedy and originality.
Truly David has spent his life pursuing his acting and comedy career, as a result his bio is extremely one dimensional and surprisingly boring.
you end up feeling a bit sorry for the guy.
for such comic genius in talk shows and in peep show, I was soundly disappointed.
"Funny and Insightful"
If you're a fan of the comical works of David Mitchell this book is sure to tickle your funny bone over and over again.
"I'm sure you'll enjoy it"
Not a 'page turner' but it a very pleasant stroll with an old friend you had wished you'd made.
"everything you want it to be and more"
if you're a fan of the man this is a no brainer. it's exactly what you want it to be, with his trademark humour and delivery, interesting stories and a good insight into his life.
"brilliant. poignant and funny in equal measure."
thoroughly enjoyable listen, great insight inyo what it takes to make a career in comedy
"Fantastic insight into his life"
Funny and honest account of David's life. If you love watching him on TV it adds another perspective on his career and his background. chapter 34 is a beautiful piece and I can relate to it. Thank you David :)
I like DM, but I think that he has written a really good and clever book. I would like to have written a book like this but it wouldn't have been nearly as good - b*gger!
Funny, interesting and poignant. I'm going to miss listening to David Mitchell talk about his life and hope for a sequel.
Open, genuine and honest. The app says I must write more words to Make 20.
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