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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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  • Katherine
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    1/3/12
    Overall
    "Laugh out loud funny"

    Thank you Michael McIntyre for writing and then narrating this book, brilliantly funny and at times touching I haven't laughed so much in ages. I can't recommend this enough.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elaine
    Bangor, United Kingdom
    12/27/11
    Overall
    "As entertaining as ever"

    I always enjoy hearing Michael McIntyre's hilarious comments on his observations, so I really enjoyed hearing him read his book about his life so far. I found it interesting, engaging and every bit as funny as I had hoped.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alexistwine
    littlehampton, United Kingdom
    12/22/11
    Overall
    "A MUST LISTEN!"

    This audio book offers more than reading the book ever could as Michael McIntyre reads the book himself which makes every single thing he say's funny will be listening again and again i am sure!

    Thank you Michael McIntyre for giving me a way to read this book.

    BUY IT!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tina
    Truro, United Kingdom
    12/20/11
    Overall
    "Exhausting but a delight"

    Definitely not a relaxing listen as Michael is bursting with energy. However, I found it very interesting to hear about his life before fame. The story is told in true McIntrye style!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jayne
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    12/14/11
    Overall
    "like listening to an entertaining friend!"

    Like the man - strangely endearing, effortlessly chatty and leaves you feeling like you've been in the company of a kind and funny man - now can we have his wife's version please? Now THAT would be interesting!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs B
    EU
    11/25/11
    Overall
    "A very pleasant and at times very funny experience"

    I think Michael McIntyre could read me a phone book out loud and I'd enjoy it: his voice is so friendly, you can often times practically see the smile on his face when you hear him talk, and I love to listen to him because of it.

    In this audio book he tells the story of how he became who he is now: what he experienced as a child, as a teenager, as a young adult. The story has its ups and downs, serious and funny moments, and it was easy to follow if you listen to it in shorter pieces on the go (like I did). Once I reached the end I started to listen to it immediately for the second time, that's how much I liked it.

    Summa summarum: A fun book worth to hear!

    Ps. Michael, not all of us listen to audio books because we're too lazy to read... and I doubt I would have enjoyed this book half as much as I did if I hadn't had you to read it out loud to me!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom
    11/19/11
    Overall
    "It's not so easy being funny"

    If you like Michael McIntyre, you'll like this book. I found that for the first 5 or 6 chapters he was trying to hard to make jokes of every part of his early life, but after that it settled down. His early years were quite a story though with divorces, step brothers and having Kenny Everett as a surrogate father.
    It also shows he put in the hard graft of many years on the comedy circuit before becoming famous. It want given to him on a plate.
    I'd recommend this book if you want to see how a funny an got funny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Nettlebed, United Kingdom
    11/12/11
    Overall
    "Funny, and nice too"

    There appears to be massively exceptional about McIntyre's life (except that he becomes one of the nations leading comedians, of course, but do you see what I mean? He's a bloke, loving family, plenty of cash, has a career, gets a girlfriend . . . you know) but he manages to see the funny side of everything he does which is really very appealing. Apart from the bit about middle managers. As a middle manager, that stung a little. I thought this was a brilliant book, I loved pretty much every minute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katy
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    10/7/11
    Overall
    "So good"

    Ilove Michael Mcintire and this was not a dissapointment.

    Very funny and I got some peculiar looks as I strted laughing loudly while listening to the book on my ipod.

    A great listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Gargunnock, United Kingdom
    10/5/11
    Overall
    "Not my cup of tea"

    I am a great MM fan but really didn't enjoy listening to this book. Not sure how it would come over in paper format but in audio was very formulaic and contrived and appeared to be extremely self serving. Really struggled to keep listening and didn't make it quite to the end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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