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I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan Audiobook

I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma?

Alan Gordon Partridge is the best – and best-loved – radio presenter in the region. Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan’s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile at St. Luke’s Hospital in Norwich. After replacing Peter Flint as the presenter of Scout About, he entered the top 8 of BBC sports presenters.But Alan’s big break came with his primetime BBC chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You. Sadly, the show battled against poor scheduling, having been put up against News at Ten, then in its heyday. Due to declining ratings, a single catastrophic hitch (the killing of a guest on air) and the dumbing down of network TV, Alan’s show was cancelled. Not to be dissuaded, he embraced this opportunity to wind up his production company, leave London and fulfil a lifelong ambition to return to his roots in local radio.

Now single, Alan is an intensely private man but he opens up, for the second time, in this candid, entertaining, often deeply emotional – and of course compelling – memoir, written entirely in his own words. (Alan quickly dispelled the idea of using a ghost writer. With a grade B English Language O-Level, he knew he was up to the task.)

He speaks touchingly about his tragic Toblerone addiction, and the painful moment when unsold copies of his first autobiography, Bouncing Back, were pulped like ‘word porridge’. He reveals all about his relationship with his ex-Ukrainian girlfriend, Sonja, with whom he had sex at least twice a day, and the truth about the thick people who make key decisions at the BBC.

A literary tour de force, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan charts the incredible journey of one of our greatest broadcasters.

©2011 Alan Partridge (P)2011 HarperCollins

What the Critics Say

"Legendary." (The Guardian)

"Some of the UK’s finest comedy." (The Telegraph)

"Coogan’s greatest creation." (Daily Mail)

“I’m a massive Alan Partridge fan, and this is without a doubt the funniest book I’ve ever read. You’ll be laughing at something on every single page. Its worth downloading the audiobook, though, so you can listen to Alan reading it to you.” (Greg James, Heat Magazine)

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  • Aimee
    5/2/16
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    "I nearly puked laughing."

    the title is all you need to know. buy it. without delay. now..actually now. please

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  • Steve K
    5/2/16
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    "Brilliant. Funny. A must for Partridge fans."

    I bought this by mistake as I absent mindedly thought I was buying the Steve Coogan autobiography, which I later did,and this was the better of the two by far.

    You really get lost in it and at times can't help believing that Alan Partridge is real and these are actual events and stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Chris Caldwell
    Larne, N.ireland
    4/28/16
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    If you like Alan you'll love this. I like how they've used all the points from his radio and TV series in the history of Aland and not ignores them. Great stuff . Coogan is on point too.

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  • Eliel Cohen
    4/23/16
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    "Top 2 or 3 audiobooks out 40 I have."

    listened 3 times now. excellent story narration performance and everything. have recommended to many people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • terry lee murphy
    4/19/16
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    "hilarious!!!!"

    loved it, I was laughing out loud from beginning to end, would highly recommend it.

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  • Richard Dolphin
    4/6/16
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    "Alan Partridge Reading Alan Partridge"

    Incredibly well written, extremely funny and interesting to find out what Partridge did in the intervening years between shows.

    Watch out for the chapter on his drink and drugs "heck". I've never laughed so much on a tube before.

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  • RICHARD G A COOK
    4/4/16
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    "Classic Partridge! - laughed through every minute"

    highly recommended, brilliant references to his previous radio and TV work, with off script commentary

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  • Velile Nare
    4/3/16
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    "spectacular delivery"

    a lot of lol moments in this book. one advice, requires some attention in order to appreciate the jokes.

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  • max
    3/22/16
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    "hilarity ensued"

    Grade A A G Partridge. Very entertaining and for me very near the top of the Partridge Cannon, especially in audio book form with excellent performance and narration from Coogan/Partridge

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Newander
    Spain
    3/20/16
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    "Love Alan Partridge"

    Laugh out loud funny moments. Loved it. Made training runs fly by.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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