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Publisher's Summary

Danny Baker is a national treasure with a well-documented - thanks to the recent eight-part BBC TV adaptation - and colourful life. For over a quarter of a century, he has amused and entertained audiences on both radio and television. Beginning his career at the age of 15 in a small record shop in London's West End, Danny went on to become an acclaimed music journalist and started his radio career on BBC GLR in 1989. With a unique take on life and a lot to say, Danny's latest book is full of his trademark warmth, wit and insight.

Written and read by Danny Baker.

©2016 Danny Baker (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"Quite simply the funniest book you'll read all year...easily as funny, as self-deprecating and as wordly-wise as The Moon's a Balloon by David Niven...it's like Tom and Jerry written by a Cockney Roddy Doyle on Prozac. But funnier." (GQ Online on Going Off Alarming)
"Rattles along at the same delightful and dizzying pace as its predecessor.... Baker loves a tale told at his own expense and they come thick and fast. He writes like he speaks, with hyperactive garrulity and a rhetorical flourish...there is something about Baker in full flow that is affirming." (Daily Telegraph on Going Off Alarming)

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  • Dave
  • 11-03-17

Great book, poor audio editing

Like all of Danny Baker’s books this is fantastic - he is a great story teller.

However, there are dozens of occasions within the audio recording where Danny restarts sentences and these have not been edited out.

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  • SallyB
  • 10-31-17

Glorious glorious Candyman

Oh I have just had the loveliest few weeks listening to all three books. It’s been like having Danny back on the radio in my drive home. Have never read or listened to a better written or performed biog. Stands up and applauds. Thank you Candyman.

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  • Craig M. Hanson
  • 10-08-17

Perfect

Ah Danny, I love you mate. Of the 3 volumes this is perhaps the saddest but Danny comes through it in such a down to earth way that you feel churlish for breaking down in tears. I love you Danny.

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  • Chris57
  • 10-07-17

Love it

There is a very different feel to this third book as it covers the death of the author's much loved dad and his own battle with cancer. There are still lots of hilarious anecdotes but the passing of Spud is dealt with with great tenderness while his description of his cancer treatment pulls no punches. I have enjoyed all three books in this series, perhaps because he describes so well a world I also grew up in. As he says he remembers everything but I seem to have forgotten so much so it is great to be reminded of a different time.

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  • simonmatt
  • 01-17-18

Harrowing and Hilarious

In equal measure. A great listen- although 2 or 3 editing errors in the final version- come on audible- what happened to quality control?

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  • MR
  • 01-12-18

Herald Danny Baker’s triumph

I laughed nodded and loved every moment through the last 40 years with Danny, here he takes you to by the hand and drags you screaming through his cancer treatment torment which is just an absolute triumph of human endeavour. Amazing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-18

best audio on here

I didn't want it to end I will buy the next two definitely excellent listening

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  • Neal Graham
  • 01-06-18

Brutal, candid and engaging

Danny Baker is a national treasure. This is a great story well delivered by the man himself. He doesn’t skimp on detail especially his fight to overcome head and neck cancer. Engaging from page one to the end.

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  • Stephen George
  • 01-05-18

Not quite as good as previous instalments

Whilst it was a very enjoyable read I didn’t find it as good as the two previous books. In fact it was when Danny told stories that were from the time periods from the earlier books that his spark for spinning yarns returned. I suppose this was to be expected given the topics covered in this third instalment, cancer, death, rejection and to a certain degree just aging.

Nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it just shows what a great raconteur Danny is. National Treasure ;)

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  • AJPB
  • 12-25-17

amazing book, great reading.

Danny baker finishes off his autobiographical trilogy in style. covering some tricky topics with humour and intelligence. loved every part.