Thursday 4 November 2010

Book Review - Life & Laughing

Michael McIntyre has become Britain’s biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second that 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 fifty-four date Arena tour. But how did he get there? Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography Life and Laughing. 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. Michael’s story is riveting, poignant, romantic and above all very, very funny.

My Review
I didn't realise it was national non-fiction day, but I read a n/f book today, by coincidence. I don't really read non-fiction and what i do read will be autobiographies and even then i have to have a real interest.
I have always liked Michael McIntyre, whenever he's on TV I'll watch and I have both his DVD's and so was interested in reading his autobiography to find out how he got there.
The book does exactly what it says on the cover, it's about his life and I was laughing! 
Michael covers all aspects of his life from birth to school, puberty to adult hood and everything in between. It tells you about his dating experiences (or lack of them), his parents and his struggle to find success. I found the book very gripping and read it speedily. I laughed out loud in several places, and got a real insight into his life. I admire him more now i know how much he went through to get where he is. Nothing was easy but he didn't give up.
Give this book a try, i guarantee you will laugh your socks off.

My Rating
I would give this book 8/10. A great read, give it a go.


Unknown said...

Hi Becky;
I enjoyed your review. Nice analysis and right to the point, you should post this on amazon so more people can see it.
Mike Draper

Anonymous said...

I love Michael McIntyre- so funny on Top Gear. May have to try to track this down.
P.S. Found you through the hop.

barmybex said...

you should definitely find a copy 'samstillreading' it's worth it and thanks for stopping by :D