At last in audio - Dom Joly's no holds barred autobiography of a man with the ego of Napoleon and the talent of Darren Day with a brand new exclusive introduction. Dom Joly reveals how he murdered his Armenian nanny before his second birthday, how as a student he inadvertently gave Kurt Cobain the inspiration for 'Smells like Teen Spirit', how as a producer for ITN he mistook John Major for a large lizard, and how after being raped by a TV weathergirl the scandal was hushed up and Trigger Happy TV was born.
Dom Joly promises many other sensational revelations involving fellow celebrities including Vanessa Feltz, Peter Mandelson and Uday Hussein and many others yet to be identified.
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"Joly serves up a narrative of the bizarre and improbably... Brutal electrocution of a nanny, a fling with Nigel from Turkmenistan and a stint at MI6 rouse laughs aplenty." (The Observer)
"If you thought Trigger Happy TV was well-observed, you’ll discover it merely scratched the surface." (Heat)
"The bastard offspring of Spike Miligan and Baron Munchhausen, it is deeply strange and very funny." (Sunday Times)
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I previously listened to the Dark Tourist and really enjoyed that. This flashed up on a recommendation list somewhere and I had a credit... so I downloaded it without investigating any further.
( I am embarrased to admit it took me until well into the 4th chapter before I realised what was going on and I confirmed things on amazon reviews!!! )
Easy to listen to in the car and laugh out loud in more than a few places.
My only criticism would be that I though it tailed off a bit towards the end. Nevertheless I would thoroughly recommend it, Joly is an excellent narrator too.
"Superbly funny and irreverent"
I didn't know whether this was true or not when I started listening to this book.
I was already a fan of Trigger Happy TV, I loving the music, whilst wincing and crying at the sketches in equal measure.
Reading this book I was laughing out loud and wincing just occasionally. DJ has obviously (having now read the Dark Tourist as well and listened to his pod casts) used his true life as the backbone of the story, put in the truly funny bits in his extra-ordinary life and then overlaid it with some bizarre, hilarious and deliciously witty anecdotes, that surely we all imagine, but he imagines more bizarrely than the rest of us.
It is so funny that I was very sorry to have finished. Please Mr Joly write us another book.
"A load of rubbish"
I had read The Dark Tourist by the same author and really enjoyed it. I did not enjoy this book, I couldn't even see it to the end. It was not funny - just really silly. I would not recommend this at all - a waste of time.
"What a complex character"
Well I was not at all sure I was going to enjoy this book, when Dom starts of talking about his birth as though he remembers the entire process I was a little worried the book would have me frowning all the way through.
This guy is unique, he has had the some seriously tough times which have no doubt made him the character that he is today.
Very enjoyable listen
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