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How Did All This Happen? [Kindle Edition]

John Bishop
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)

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‘Extremely funny … told with heart-warming honesty’ Mail on Sunday

‘Unlikely – and very moving – life story… Extraordinary.’ Red Magazine

‘Satisfying, enjoyable, funny in moments, sad in the others. The funniest and most moving book I’ve read this year and I plan to give it to everyone I know this Christmas’
James Mullinger, GQ

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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 4-0. 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. It was a gamble, but boy, did it pay off.

How Did All This Happen? is the story of how a boy who, growing up on a council estate dreaming of ousting Kenny Dalglish from Liverpool FC’s starting line-up, suddenly found himself on stage in front of thousands of people nationwide, at an age when he should have known better.

In his own inimitable style, John guides us through his life from leaving the estate and travelling the globe on a shoe string, to marriage, kids and the split that led him to being on a stage complaining to strangers one night – the night that changed his life and started his journey to stardom.

Wonderfully entertaining and packed with colourful reminiscences and comical anecdotes, this is a heart-warming, life-affirming and ultimately very, very funny memoir from one of the nation’s greatest comedians.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 20658 KB
  • Print Length: 369 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (10 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BS06U4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (446 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read! 13 Oct 2013
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This is the first book, in quite a while, that I haven't wanted to put down until it was finished. It made me laugh, smile and even choke back some tears. What an interesting varied life John has led and he delivers his story in such a down-to-earth way, you can't help but think you were actually there at some stage!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Facinatjng 13 Oct 2013
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Love John Bishop as a comedian And now admire him as a person. What an interesting and and eventful life.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical read 12 Oct 2013
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Absolutley love John Bishop...even more now since I've read this. Had tears rolling down my face so much I had to invest in a new box tissues. Thanks xx
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. 17 Oct 2013
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A true northern lad with true grit and determination. A book which i could not put down and ha me laughing out loud.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How did all this happen? 16 Oct 2013
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What a fantastic book I could not put it down. John has had a fascinating life & his book is so well written. He makes you laugh even about everyday situations. This is a feel good factor book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Throughly enjoyable read 2 Nov 2013
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John Bishop is one of the best nation stand up comedians. It is interesting to read a book about his journey of becoming a comedian. I found the book interesting and witty. John comes across as a genuine nice and down to earth person. He is a northern lad hailing from Liverpool. The book reflects on his childhood, education, career and of course as a comedian. There are interesting stories which kept me glued for long periods. He vividly describe the events. I like the way he opens up to readers. There are plenty of parts where I laughed out loud. Writing an autobiography is about sharing memories, talking about ups and downs and being honest. John does a wonderful job of this. I throughly enjoyed the read and would recommend the read for anyone is a fan of the comedian and appreciates a quality autobiography.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 Oct 2013
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What a great way to spend a rainy cold afternoon, a nice cuppa in your hand and John Bishop in you lap! Loved the book, no airs and graces just good old fashioned story telling and interesting it is too. Thank you John for a thoroughly enjoyable book and well done for trying........
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars how did all this happen 13 Oct 2013
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absolutly loved this book.J.B is a natinal treasure.
Loved him before.crazy bout him now.
Best read for years.could'nt put it down funny and genuine. buy it you will enjoy.
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