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The best-selling audiobook Life and Laughing: My Story is written and narrated by one of Britain’s most loved comedians, Michael McIntyre, who gives an honest and hilarious recount of his incredible life. His memoir tells the tale of his life from childhood endeavors, his entry into the comedy scene and his brilliant rise to the top. He details his struggles and achievements, wildly funny attempts at romance, as well as the eccentric characters in the stand-up scene he has met along the way. His autobiography is laugh-out-loud, joyous listening. Available now from Audible.

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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  • Michael Earle
  • 06-30-15

I laughed till I cried 😂

I'm not joking ... I really did.... Laugh till I cried. This has to be the smartest, funniest, wittiest book ever written.😄 Michael Mac life story is moving funny and very heart felt.
I have never been more entertained by any book more than this. When I have felt a down I just play it for a bit and in minutes I found my self belly laughing in the car while driving !
I have had to pull over and park on more than one occasion! This title should carry a Health & Safety warning.... Laughing like this is good for your Healy but park up and turn off your engine for safety !😄

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  • Diana Hudman
  • 06-27-15

fabulous!!

made me laugh a lot, loved every second of this book!! listened every night before bed

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  • David J. Curzon
  • 06-19-15

Great listen

Made me laugh and cry ! Mostly laugh, very open and honest rendition of a life
being eventually turned around to success. Great guy, much respect.

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  • Donal M.
  • 06-13-15

Enjoyable, well read by the author -Easy listening

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This is a funny well written autobiography which is excellently read by the author. Michael is able to observe the amusing aspect of his life's experiences with a boyish sense of wonder and enthusiasm even when these experiences are self-deprecating. His style allows one to experience his emotions too and I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Keep Calm and Carry On!
  • 06-10-15

Thoroughly enjoyed it



Laughed out loud in the middle of the office on a number of occasions. Wonderful funny man x

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  • Daniel Stanton
  • 06-10-15

Brilliant

There is so much more i have in common with him that I never knew before, not the comedy side of things but the growing up. fantastic book, throughly enjoyed it, highly recommend it to anyone who is up for a good old laugh.

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  • "shaw_o"
  • 05-26-15

Hilarious

If you like his standup you'll love this book. His stand up is largely about what's happened to him, this book is all about what's happened to him. It is so funny and it's brilliantly funny to hear him telling the story.

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  • Kate
  • 05-25-15

Really enjoyed it, like listening to a friend

Loved this book, really sad it ended - he's brilliant! Fascinating story about his childhood & how he met his wife & reading about his relationship between his father & mother x

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  • Edward Kolber
  • 05-24-15

1st "Memoirs" I have read

I enjoyed listening to all 26 chapters whilst driving too and from work. Some LOL moments and some poignant ones tinged with real sadness where Michael bares his soul. Somehow I think this book is better listened to as his true character and vulnerability emerges from behind his cloak of humour. All around excellent audio book.

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  • Natasha
  • 05-19-15

Fun and funny

This really is laugh out loud funny. Very entertaining and also a good insight into the comedy world.