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Life and Laughing: My Story | [Michael McIntyre]

Life and Laughing: My Story

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.
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Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, which sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking 54-date Arena tour.

But how did he get there? Michael reveals all and gives a hilarious performance in this audio edition of his remarkably honest autobiography. His showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school, and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour - all are revealed. Michael’s story is riveting, poignant, romantic, and above all, very, very funny.

©2010 Michael McIntyre (P)2010 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • andy
    milton keynes, United Kingdom
    1/22/11
    Overall
    "MM review"

    i found this book to be totally enthralling, i loved it, MM is so much more than just a comic, he careing, witty, loving and of course funny. The book made me LOL and cry, which to me makes it a total awsome listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    CanterburyUnited Kingdom
    1/20/11
    Overall
    "Well worth a listen"

    couldn't stop listening to this. Very funny and well narrated

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rachel
    Castlerea, Ireland
    1/8/11
    Overall
    "Not an over night success"

    I love his comedy and these memoirs. Honest, very funny, colourful and with more openess and depth than I had expected. I look forward to the next installment in 10 years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard
    Whitstable, United Kingdom
    1/7/11
    Overall
    "Life and I did laugh"

    I listened to this in the car, and found on many occasions I was laughing out loud at the antics that Michael got up to in his life. It was one of the best books I have bought and thoroughly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gareth
    South Croydon, United Kingdom
    1/3/11
    Overall
    "Very good but..."

    OK, the reason I didn't give this Audio-book five stars is because I didn't realise just how YOUNG Michael McIntyre actually is! I feel a bit like if he'd just waited another five or ten years, that this could've been a book of more substance. As it is, for me, it lacked a bit of depth and grit that you might expect from a biography (memoir) but then arguably, so does his comedic material. It is still hugely enjoyable, and laugh-out-loud funny, especially when Michael goes off on little flights of fancy that are clearly not in the original book, and there's even a little 'line fluff' left in for comic effect. I'd certainly recommend this Audio-book, I just wish he'd waited a bit longer to perhaps give us a more substantial read/listen. Maybe there'll be another instalment in 15 years time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    12/28/10
    Overall
    "Waiting for the next one"

    I so thoroughly enjoyed this book it is simply untrue, i lauged so hard i coughed, i cryed and felt the sadness at his fathers death, i was left truly feeling a part of his life, like i knew him personally............A fabulous listen brought to life my Michaels narration......Highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    12/22/10
    Overall
    "Excellent"

    Very honest, very funny book in which everyone will find something they can relate to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Flavia
    Ealing, London, United Kingdom
    12/10/10
    Overall
    "This book needs a safety warning"

    This book should come with a warning on the dust sheet ... beware that you may need to laugh uncontrollably out loud. If you are on your own, this could be awkward. I commend Michael McIntyre on a very honest and compelling account of his life so far. His stories made me ache with laughter. It is also the only book I have listened to where I had to get off the tube because I looked like such a weirdo trying to stifle overwhelming laughter. A beautiful joyful emotional listen, an amazing success story but most importantly well written and brilliantly funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Justin
    Banbridge, Down, United Kingdom
    11/27/10
    Overall
    "OK but not great."

    This book was light-hearted, funny and made me want to keep listening. At times I laughed out loud...I was moved by the story of Michael's father but, when it was finished, I was left with a bit of an unsatisfied feeling that I couldn't put my finger on.
    I think it's because Michael hasn't yet had enough experiences or enough of a 'career' to fill an autobiography so you're left at the end thinking 'what was the point in writing that'. At times the book felt more like a stand up routine than a story because Michael seemed to be 'filling'space left vacant by a lack of experiences. Yes it was funny but it doesn't have the same resonance as say Michael Caine.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lydia
    Knebworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    11/27/10
    Overall
    "I was laughing on the train."

    If you're looking to avoid weird looks on the train, this audiobook isn't for you. I'm a huge fan of stand up comedy, and having Michael himself read the book was just like listening to one of his gigs, i thoroughly enjoyed it, i think it's possibly better as an audio, his impressions of his family and friends are particularly enjoyable. I definetly recomend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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