Look who it is!

Look who it is!

By Alan Carr

  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre : Biography
  • FIle Size : 0.60 MB
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Description

Look who it is! The brilliantly funny and inimitable Alan Carr tells his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise to become one of Britain’s best-loved comedians.

‘Puberty had been unkind. Whereas it had come in the night and left the other boys with chiselled, stubbly chins and deep masculine voices, I’d been left with a huge pair of knockers and the voice of a pensioner.’ Alan Carr

Alan Carr grew up in one of the most boring towns in England – Northampton. A place known for making shoes. It was also known for its football club, Northampton Town FC. Alan’s dad as manager of the club was a local hero. A dream come true for most lads, but not Alan. Alan wore glasses and had man boobs at 14. He did not like P.E.

In his very first book, Alan tells his life story, (‘oh and what a life’) with his unique twist of natural, observational humour –

‘I’m not saying I’m a fantasist but there have been times when things that I’ve seen on television when I was younger have tended to seep into my subconscious and blended into my own life. I remember telling my Mum about the time I stopped that woman from having a diamond encrusted necklace stolen and she’d say ‘No Alan, that was Poirot.’

With his tongue-in-cheek, end of pier humour that made him famous, Alan describes an ordinary life in bursts of technicolour. His journey from awkward schoolboy hiding his man-boobs on the pitch, drinking tea with the dinner ladies and working in a call centre, to becoming one of our best-loved comedians likened to the great Frankie Howerd, will make his book a guaranteed tickler with a laugh-out-loud gag on every page.

Reviews

‘[He] mixes the populism of Peter Kay with the camp of Larry Grayson.’ Evening Standard

‘This is very much Alan Carr’s moment.’ Heat

‘joyous stuff that anyone can relate to.’ Independent

‘Alan Carr is the spiritual son of Frankie Howerd.’ City Life

About the author

Alan Carr was born in Weymouth in 1976 and grew up mainly in Northampton. He is famously the son of football manager Graham Carr. He won the BBC New Comedian of the Year in 2001 and his 2007 stand-up tour, filmed for his DVD Tooth Fairy, released at Christmas; was a nation-wide sell-out. Alan has homes in London and Manchester.

Reviews

  • Chatty Man

    3
    By Eastmidlands camel
    This book is an easy read and it's okay. There is a disingenuous feel to it though, I recently read Michael McIntyres book and that is so much better.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed it

    5
    By Qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm mn
    I really enjoyed reading this piece. I could relate to parts which I could tell happened to me! I also read it with Alan Carr's voice reading it to me in my head.
  • Really really funny!

    5
    By Angryrankie
    This is such a good read and had me laughing everytime I picked it up! Would definitely recommend it!
  • Brilliant!

    5
    By Holbri767
    I am not a big reader, and haven't read a book for quite a while. Once I started reading this however, I just simply couldn't put it down. Absolutely hilarious, and had me laughing out loud.
  • Alan Carr

    5
    By I&JR
    Absolutely brilliant, really enjoyed this book, very funny, Excellent insight into the difficult road to comedy success. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
  • Sooooo funny

    5
    By Titch420
    Brilliant !!!! Annoyed my husband by laughing out loud so much
  • So funny!

    5
    By Haykray
    I loved this book verry verry funny
  • look who it is

    3
    By Margery Dawes
    I love Allen Carr but was disappointed this book was not amazingly funny.
  • Funny man

    4
    By Jamie2176
    Well I lost my e-book to cherry to Alan Carr, not many people can say that! I really enjoyed it, funny, witty and full of amusing anecdotes, plus I felt like I got to know the real Mr Carr, who whilst funny and quite sweet is also basically insecure and pretty vulnerable, like so many comedians... I also enjoyed reading my first virtual book - only gripe is none of the pictures were here, which given the cost is the same as the print version is pretty pants. But overall I enjoyed and willnlook forward to his next installment - thanks Alan!
  • Nearly wet myself laughing

    5
    By Nt280783
    I downloaded this book when I was let out of hospital after a operation Well I really enjoyed it I nearly split my stitches at some points in the book It's a easy read but a brilliant read Alan Carr dose not disappoint

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