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How Did All This Happen? [Kindle Edition]

John Bishop
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (736 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 (736 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 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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22 of 23 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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17 of 18 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How Did All This Happen? 15 Oct 2013
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Great book, honest and very funny. Really enjoyed John's description of his childhood. Would highly recommend as it kept my interest throughout. Well done!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth, excellent read 1 Dec 2013
By Mavii
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Really enjoyed reading this book. Husband is now reading it. Written well, slightly humourous but a great insight in to this comedian's life. Pleasure to read, no nonsense and whereas some autobiographies leave you with a negative feeling about the celebrity, John Bishop comes across as a really decent fella with experiences that many peope go through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I Like the Guy Even More 3 Sep 2014
By Mr. Peter Steward TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Of course the essence of an autobiography is to make your readers like you, although some authors have achieved the opposite. So the key is to be nice but not too nice. That's why John Bishop's book is a good un. He always comes over as an amiable chap anyway, the kind of guy you would like to share a few beers with. But he's not perfect as he continually tells us.

This book makes you like him even more. The guy's not perfect - he admits he hasn't been the greatest husband or father. But that adds to the honest approach which is appreciated. Here is a man who knows that he has been lucky in life, but that luck is based on ability and talent.

What shines through is his pride in being a Scouser and the pride in what he does. Today's celebrities seem to fall into one of two camps - eithe empty vacuous celebrities who are famous for just being who they are or genuine talents who go that extra mile. With his endurance and charity work Bishop falls firmly into the latter category.

This was an excellent and easy to read book that I was sorry to finish. And I still like the guy despite his radio show comments about Norwich and Norfolk.
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10 of 11 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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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 13 Oct 2013
By Maureen
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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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