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Publisher's Summary

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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So much better than reading the book

This is thus far, the best audio book that I have listened to. Full stop.

Having Michael tell you his story makes you feel like you're making a lifelong friend as you experience his journey with him. The sad parts are crushing, the funny parts, uproariously hilarious. During those, and everywhere in between, you get a genuine feel for the man behind the story and how the people and events of his life have shaped him.

The opportunity afforded to the writer in narrating his own story is gloriously exploited with countless off-script ad-libs which enhance the experience immeasurably.

A genuine, unpretentious, modest and thoroughly entertaining insight into a national treasure of Britain. Bravo!

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Fantastic

It was clever and Hilarious!!! I love that Michael read his own bio!!! :D I enjoyed listening to him so many mornings on my way to work.

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Not funny

I expected a laugh a minute. There wasn't one. A nice little autobiography, but not a lot of laughs. Perhaps it's the way he tells it.

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  • Ildiko katalin philpott
  • 11-23-17

So Funny.... is pleasure to listen to.

start to finished its was laugh out loud funny.
even made me miss my turn off on the motorway .best book I've listen to...!

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  • 11-22-17

I love you mm but you simply talk to fast...

I have watched you on youtube and love your standup, but here you talk so fast and unclearly that you unfortunately are going to loose anyone who's home language is not British English. Sorry. 1 star

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  • Kelvin
  • 11-17-17

Fantastic

Definitely buy it! I listened it on a 12 hours plane journey and it was so funny. I woke the guy up next to me a few times because of my laugh.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-17

Use caution listening while driving.

Use caution listening while driving as it's difficult to drive while in tears of laughter!

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  • Steve J. Black
  • 11-05-17

A very good 'listen'. Enjoyable,.

This was my first audio book and I enjoyed it immensely. Very entertaining, even if you do not like his material.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-17

Fantastic...

Loved it, a real and truly open look in to his life of the once high to low of every day.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-17

can't get any funnier...

so many moments where I almost gagged from laughing, don't even think, just get this. best part is that he narrates it himself. I wish he could just narrate audio books as a side job....
it'll brighten up all the gloominess of your life!

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  • Laura-Ann p.
  • 10-26-17

Brilliant!!!

Hilarious, poignant and Interesting. Just a fabulous listen. Couldn’t put it down from my ear. True.

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  • C Hall
  • 10-15-17

well worth listening to

I have to admit I haven't watched any of his stand up but ordered the book because it made me curious, such a young man writing an autobiography. However I will now, my partner and I listened to this together on a long car journey and we both found it funny and heartwarming. This is a excellent book to raise your cheer and increase your hope.

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  • Francis
  • 10-14-17

Charming and sad at the same time

This is a good story, made infinitely better by the author's narration. Michael's difficulty with fitting in comes across very clearly, along with incredible tenacity. He has just the right mixture of self-deprecation and confidence in his own mastery of his trade.
I strongly recommend listening to Michael rather than just reading him!

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  • Elizabeth
  • 01-07-17

great story

Michael McIntyre McIntyre's story is far more diverse and interesting then I would have imagined. He is real and honest and modest, however I did find his voice rather grating

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  • Hannah
  • 11-17-16

so funny!

my walks to work will feel empty now without this book. i was cackling with laughter through town, impossible to suppress

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  • An Audible lover
  • 10-24-16

Had me in stitches

I am so glad I listened to this audiobook. The very first chapter had me wiping tears from eyes. This is one of the first books I'd listened to that I was devastated to come to the end.
I only learned about Michael recently when I saw send to all on YouTube. But now I have his whole back catalogue to jump into.

Well worth the listen.

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  • Janine
  • 09-07-16

Outstanding!

this is one of, if not the, best autobiographies i have ever heard! Michael McIntyre's delivery is flawless, hilarious and poignant.

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  • Nicola
  • 05-30-16

Hilarious

Listening to Michael imitate his wife going into labor was one of the most horrific things I have ever heard in my life. Other than that, this book is charming and funny, and well written.

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  • Mandy
  • 04-16-16

Brilliantly funny. Couldn't stop listening

You have to listen, going to listen again. So funny and real. Love the accents and 80's flashbacks. Hilarious.

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  • Gillian Read
  • 02-22-16

Loved it

Where does Life and Laughing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top

Who was your favorite character and why?

Michael McIntrye I really like you

Have you listened to any of Michael McIntyre’s other performances? How does this one compare?

It's not a "show" it's his story and its inspirational as well as funny.

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  • Emma
  • 01-13-16

Funny story

Great to hear him reading it, adds so much more depth to the story

Minimum character limit not yet reached.

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  • Rachel Jones
  • 12-28-15

what a treat! he is just so funny.

I am so pleased i listened to this rather than read it. Having him read it to you was just amazing. he is so funny and his story is really interesting.

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  • Anton Mayer
  • 12-04-15

A fantastic life story.

This audio book was a real surprise to me. It took me on a journey of the highs and lows of Michael's hard road to success. His 'overnight success' really wasn't overnight. He showed that he isn't just a funny man and yanked on the heart strings a number of times. A recommended read for sure :-)