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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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  • Neil
    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    2/25/11
    Overall
    "Perfection in Words"

    I have to rather embarrassingly admit to not knowing who this chap was before buying the book, but listened to the preview and decided it worth a shot. plus it was read by the author, for me a hallmark of an often perfect autobiography - sorry, memoir.

    So the book, Michael has to be absolutely one of the funniest chaps I've listened to in ages, his words are both insightful, colourful and put together in a way that fills your mind with the images and sounds of the scene he paints with his words.

    I found myself almost constantly either smiling, more often than not, in hysterics.

    Its a truly honest, frank, heart felt, sole warming and beautifully told autobiography - sorry, memoir, I have listened to thus far.

    There's one chapter, in the 20's, which really choked me, I had been listening to the book over the past few days, loving every minute, laughing all the way!, then I hit play on this chapter during my daily work out in the gym, Michael discusses the loss of his father and I found myself for the only time during the book having to control my emotions in case I shed a tear or two.

    Brilliant Michael, top story telling, funny, engaging and everything I could ask of someone's personal account of their life. Thank you dear chap.

    oh in case it wasn't obvious from the above... a must listen, get it today... will personally listen again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natalie
    Slough, United Kingdom
    2/23/11
    Overall
    "Strange but funny"

    Michael's tales do make you laugh and his quirkiness shine through. I think Micheal is a great comic and is book is just as good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
    Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom
    2/17/11
    Overall
    "Superb!!!!"

    What a great book, would highly recommend you download and listen, an intresting insight to this great comic so many surprises along the way, colorful in every way, laughed at so many great moments, and and interesting biography overlap too !!
    Buy, Buy, Buy !!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth
    londonUnited Kingdom
    2/7/11
    Overall
    "v funny"

    it made me laugh until I cried and the chap next to me on one tube journey very uncomfortable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katy
    North LakesAustralia
    1/28/11
    Overall
    "Life and Laughing - absolutely brilliant!!!"

    I love this audible book! As much as Michael McIntyre mocks at the fact that you are listening to his book rather than reading it (and yes I was driving!!!), I am not sure it would have been as funny if I had have read the book, he truly makes the autobiography come alive!

    Hillarious, at one point I was listening through headphones laughing out loud, with tears running down my face waiting for my friend in a cafe at the airport.

    I have recommended this audio book to everyone I know - fantastic!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tor
    Mawgan, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    1/23/11
    Overall
    "Priceless"

    The funniest thing I have Ever heard in my life, just brilliant. Genuine laugh out loud hours and hours. Amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Strassen, Luxembourg
    1/23/11
    Overall
    "I was laughing"

    Simply put: Absolutely side-splitting.

    I'm guessing if you're considering this title that you're already familiar with Michael McIntyre and that you've enjoyed his stand up routines, perhaps bought one of the DVDs.. If you enjoyed that you will undoubtedly enjoy this. The humour is pretty constant as he walks us through recollections of his growing up... and what a story.

    Michael reminisces about his zany, offbeat grandmother and her worryingly vicious streak, about his successful TV-writer father, his young mother who he clearly adores and his heartbreak at their divorce when he was a child. There are parts of this book that brought tears to my eyes, not only in mirth but the pathos is dead-on.

    One story, when he describes his misinterpretation of a particular colloquial bit of teen slang (that rhymes with thanking) and explains his confusion to his aghast friend literally had me gasping for breath between belly-laughs.

    This would've been funny reading anyway, but to get to hear it in MMc's own voice is an added treat (especially when you can clearly hear the smile in his voice as he struggles to narrate without laughing out loud at himself!)

    Best download I've ever made from Audible, hands down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nico
    MadridSpain
    1/22/11
    Overall
    "Amazingly funny, really worth a listen"

    At first I was a bit sceptical.
    Sure Michael McIntyre is good on stage, but reading a book? Would it be any good? But it really, really is.

    McIntyre makes the book seem to come alive, as he reads it the way he wrote it to be read. He knows which expressions and emotions to convey, every accent to employ. And I think this really brings the whole experience together.

    While reading a book is (for me) calming and something you can do in your own time and at your own speed, this 'reading of a book' is much the opposite. It didn't calm me down, it had me in stitches at most points. And so it wasn't so much a book, rather than an entertaining episode of his life I could enjoy whenever I had some time.

    And so, if like Michael McIntyre's Stand Up, and are considering buying this audiobook, I recommend that you move on from the 'considering' stage and onto the 'Your transaction is completed...' stage. Or I will cut you out of my vill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
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