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Essex Boy: My Story [Kindle Edition]

Kirk Norcross
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

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One of the original cast members of the award-winning reality series The Only Way is Essex, Kirk is often portrayed as the good-looking rich kid, splashing out thousands on bottles of champagne and dating glamorous women like Amy Childs and Lauren Pope. But there's a lot more to Kirk, and the reality is that the first eighteen years of his life tell a very different story - one he is only now ready to reveal. A childhood marred by poverty, as Kirk moved between a hostel and a council house on a tough estate, left him suffering from panic attacks and crippling self-doubt. Reconciling with his dad, by now a millionaire, thrust him into a very different world - one with its own set of challenges.

Opening up for the first time about the two sides of his Essex life, Kirk also tells us about his rise to fame on TOWIE, his much-followed romances, and who his real friends are.

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One of the original cast members of the award-winning reality series The Only Way is Essex, Kirk is often portrayed as the good-looking rich kid, splashing out thousands on bottles of champagne and dating glamorous women like Amy Childs and Lauren Pope. But there's a lot more to Kirk, and the reality is that the first eighteen years of his life tell a very different story - one he is only now ready to reveal. A childhood marred by poverty, as Kirk moved between a hostel and a council house on a tough estate, left him suffering from panic attacks and crippling self-doubt. Reconciling with his dad, by now a millionaire, thrust him into a very different world - one with its own set of challenges. Opening up for the first time about the two sides of his Essex life, Kirk also tells us about his rise to fame on TOWIE, his much-followed romances, and who his real friends are.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1415 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0283071850
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BUOA3MK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,199 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essex boy by Kirk norcross 1 May 2013
By SP
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Great book for fans was interesting to hear about Kirk and his life. You get the impression he craves a family of his own to make up for the one he lost when his parents separated. As a mum of two I hope he doesn't rush into having kids with the wrong woman as fatherhood may be disappointing if he does. Let's hope his dreams come true as he seems like a good bloke. His dad wasn't there in kirks past but definitely shaped his future.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, a MUST read for Kirk fans (and haters) 28 April 2013
By BookAddictShaun TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
I loved this book. I have been a fan of TOWIE from the start and am not ashamed to say I love it, less so after the most recent series which was abysmal, but the previous series had me hooked. I liked Kirk from the very beginning and felt that he was one of the characters that always felt the most real, it didn't seem like he was acting or playing up (much) and I thought he came across fantastically well. The same is true in this book, he is very honest, doesn't hold back and comes across as such a nice person.

I naively thought that Kirk had grew up like most of the TOWIE lot, with a privileged lifestyle and well off parents. Well, the opposite is true. I was shocked to learn that Kirk grew up in a broken home, moving from council house to near homelessness and then onto a hostel. His mum appears to have done everything she could to look after her kids, however his dad didn't seem to help out in the way that you would expect a father to do. Kirk says how he still doesn't understand why his father was like this. One Christmas he says about how they ran out of electricity and gas and how for four days over Christmas they sat in a freezing cold house. He also speaks about growing up in the rough area of Essex, the area that we never see on TOWIE. I'm sure most people just assume Essex is a glamorous place as that's certainly what the show sets out to portray.

Kirk speaks very openly about his childhood and teenage years and about the stuff he got up to as a kid. He was a proper little tearaway but at that age and in that situation there wasn't much else he could have got up to. But underneath it all he comes across as a lovely person.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear.... 30 Jun 2013
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I enjoy TOWIE, but nothing can excuse this badly written book of self indulgence and bad grammar. I wondered when I bought it how someone so young can have enough stories to write a book, and my suspicions were confirmed.... We hear every tiny element of his completely normal and uneventful life (though he does a good job of making his life out to be better than everyone else's!) if you have any self respect do not buy this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read 9 May 2013
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Could not put this book down, a really good read. Full blown honesty and at times i got a little teary reading it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book! gripping story 29 Oct 2013
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Great story read this in 2 days! Couldn't put it down! Very interesting reading about how tough kirks life was growing up and before towie
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not worthing paying full price for 26 Jun 2013
By julie
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Glad i didn't pay full price for this, as i found it rather boring, Kirk only thinks of himself im afraid.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 27 April 2013
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Didn't put this down what a life !!!! So many highs and lows good to met the real Kirk :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 15 July 2014
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Love Kirk and reading about his young life so far was a really interesting read. If your a fan you will enjoy this.
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