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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you have to read this book wherter your a fan or not because it's dead funny and down to earth you can just imagine Michael doing all the things he talks about right from when he was little to now. you can also feel his sadness when he talks about things and also his happiness at other times. I am so glad i got it and i will have the plasure of reading it again.
V entertaining book! The book is brilliant but made even funnier by Michael's narration. Kept me amused on my train journeys
"Definitely his life and I was definitely laughing."
If I'm honest I never technically 'purchased' the audio book, I got it with the free credit I received for signing up but never the less, it was the first one I bought and I enjoyed all 7 and a half hours of it. I love the fact that it is narrated by Mr McIntyre himself. He talks very lovingly about his family and with fond memories from his childhood. He also goes off in little tangents and I find people looking at me on the bus when I'm chuckling away to myself about little tidbits of his life. There's a lot if surprising things in the book. I'm a big fan of McIntyre but I didn't realise how much if his life I was oblivious too, he likes to do impressions of his foreign family members and makes little characters of their habits like his wealthy grandma who was always threatening to cut everyone from her will. There's a few sad moments as well when he talks about some of the downs of his life an some of the struggles he faced as a child and a grown man. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of this man as the book is a delight to listen to and entertaining start to finish. A well deserved 5 stars.
"Narration make this audio book better than reading"
We listened to this audio book as a family on a long journey to France and we all enjoyed it to the point I was only allowed to listen to it whilst we were together in the car! The book talks about his early career struggles and shows how hard it is to be a successful comedian. The author's narration is particularly funny making listening to the audio book more enjoyable than reading the book.
"This will put a smile on your face"
Michael Mcintyre is brutally honest with himself and with his family and it is
what makes this narration hilarious. The fact that it is read by the author is the real genius of this recording. No body else can could have in.the same time describee his famy laugh about it and do all.the voices and accents. Pure joy!
Great book, will give you a good laugh and insight into the guy! Its a must read/listen, you have have a good chuckle :)
"left me laughing"
obviously you need to appreciate Michael McIntyre as a comedian to enjoy this book but it is much more than a jokey book. He has really crafted the art of self deprecation and has you laughing with him at many of the episodes he narrates.
I listened to it on the beach and annoyed my husband by laughing out loud often.
it is a very easy read - perfect for a flight or the beach - if you do not mind being stared at!
This book had me laughing throughout. The narration by Michael McIntyre lends authenticity to the stories, and rather than being a "here's my life" monologue, his delivery of the book is almost like having him sit down with you over a drink and tell you about his life. The narration is varied and humorous, and his impersonations of family members lend charm and a feeling of genuine warmth to the tales. A great listen and high recommended.
"Hilarious and Insightful"
Michael's own narration is spot-on and as funny as his stand-up. Beautifully describes his family, watch out for the mad, Hungarian grandmother, and, although his hard-times were never desperately hard, you're still rooting for him to succeed, and he did plod on for many years waiting for his break. The whole family enjoyed this (the odd-four letter word was not really necessary, Michael, spoiled things for the younger members who are also fans!)
This book is totally entertaining and interesting. Read in a manner that you would think he is there talking to you having a conversation. I found it difficult to put down, and, could and will listen to it again as I am sure with so much content there will be something to hear that I missed the first time. Its also relaxing enabling the reader (Listener) to chill and forget your problems in life.
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