Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. Well hello to you dear audiobook browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence?
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I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my year-old self and I hope you, too, dear listener some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path. Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the , a , for , above , and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.
Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes on girls and boys to discovering the power of making people laugh in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell , and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.
The stand-up comedian of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Political campaigner. Fashion icon. There is no one quite like Eddie Izzard. This is the story of how a boy who wanted to become a professional footballer and win the lead in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat found comedy. If you're a man of a certain age you'll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea. With a good job in sales and marketing and a nice house in Manchester that he shared with his wife and kids, John Bishop was no different when he turned the dreaded But instead of spanking a load of cash on a car that would have made him look like a senior stylist at Vidal Sassoon, he stumbled onto a pathway that ultimately lead him to become one of the nation's best loved comedians.
Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving, and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends, and occasional heartache - but never misery. Bonkers is full of riotous adventures. In Alan Partridge: Nomad , Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew - it's called Britain - intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance.
Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes not a man because he was one to start off with but a better, more inspiring example of a man. I'm often mistaken for one though. You might know him by another name.
Johnny Vegas. In his first novel, Look Who It Is! Alan Carr described his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise as one of Britain's best-loved comedians. And now he is ready to divulge the next chapter in bursts of hilarious Technicolor.
When Jo Brand hosted Have I Got News For You late last year, her calm explanation of the effects of sexism on women to a bemused all-male cast turned into a viral phenomenon. There has been a whole tradition of books over hundreds of years where a father shares his wisdom with his son - started by Lord Chesterfield in the 18th century - while women have been silent aka bullied into thinking their advice wasn't worth writing down. This book puts a stop to all that. I'm looking forward to sharing it with you.
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Read by the author himself with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records.
Then, for eighteen years, between and , I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. Over the course of 20 years he has redefined British music: releasing 10 top singles, selling over four million records and helping to launch a new generation of stars. Sharon Osbourne's life has always been an extreme rollercoaster ride.
And despite her best efforts, the last few years have been the most dramatic and turbulent of all. In her gripping new autobiography Sharon reveals the truth behind the headlines. There have been times of huge joy and pleasure - becoming a grandmother for the first time and seeing both Jack and Kelly come through testing times to find happiness and contentment at last. In a career that has spanned six decades, Sir Tom Jones has performed with almost every major recording artist, from Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Sinatra to Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Jessie J, across every imaginable genre, from rock and pop to country, blues and soul.
The one constant throughout has been his unique musical gift and unmistakable voice.
He is one of the greatest musical talents Britain has ever produced. Noting that he has sold over million records over a year period goes some way to quantifying his accomplishments, but numbers only scratch the surface of his contribution to popular culture.
Phil Collins gained fame as both the drummer and the lead singer for Genesis and continues to enjoy worldwide success today. He's one of only three recording artists who have sold over million albums both as solo artists and separately as principal members of bands - the other two being Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson. In , at the age of 20, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle - partly to pursue music, but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then-decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene.
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In LA only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as "Slash. Guns N' Roses went on to sell more than million albums worldwide. Johnny Marr was born in s Manchester to Irish immigrant parents and knew from an early age that he would be a musician. Forming his first band at 13, Marr spent his teenage years on the council estates of Wythenshawe playing guitar, devouring pop culture and inventing his own musical style.
It wasn't until the early '80s, when Marr turned up on the doorstep of a singer named Steven Patrick Morrissey, that both a unique songwriting partnership and the group recognised as one of the most iconic bands of all time were formed.
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The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock-and-roll life: taking the chances he wanted, speaking his mind, and making it all work in a way that no one before him had ever done.
Now, at last, the man himself tells us the story of life in the crossfire hurricane. And what a life Throwing her hardworking Liberian parents through a loop, Retta abandons her plan to attend med school after graduating Duke University to move to Hollywood to star in her own sitcom - like her comedy heroes Lucille Ball and Roseanne.
Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.
Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl , is that introvert - whether she's navigating love, work, friendships, or "rapping" - it sure is entertaining. Random House presents the audiobook edition of Unseen , written and read by Reggie Yates. From Grange Hill to Top of the Pops , Reggie Yates has been on camera nearly all of his life, but it's as a documentary filmmaker - and a pretty fearless one at that - where he has truly been making his mark, investigating everything from gun crime in Chicago to life as a refugee in Iraq.
In their own words Delve into the world of celebrity with our selection of the top picks in autobiographies from our favourite stars of stage, screen and pitch, plus fascinating stories from the worlds of politics and business. From lonely childhood to dazzling Hollywood career American television and film actress Sally Field first appeared on the small screen in and received critical acclaim and awards throughout her career - including an Emmy award for her role in TV series Sybil and an Academy Award for best actress in the film Norma Rae.
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Car Roulette finally comes to life from a not so secret location, with someone winning a brand new Mini Cooper after Spider Dom lands on their number. Philip Glenister drops by for a chat with Chris, James shares another of his weird stories, this time involving Moira Stuart and Dom went along to interview Kenneth Branagh, who involuntarily revealed a little too much information. Dom gets snowed in and so calls in to do the show from home with some help from his daughter and his dog. The team play a hilarious round of The Accent Game with some very dubious results, Pippa tells the story of how she locked herself out and so had no choice but to go to the pub and Mystery Guest Roger Tilling drops by, but where do you recognise his voice from?!
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