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How Did All This Happen? [Kindle Edition]

John Bishop
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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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17 of 18 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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17 of 18 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 13 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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3 of 3 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 Fabulous 15 Oct 2013
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Witty and honest, this book made me laugh out loud so many times. Thoroughly enjoyed it, read it cover to cover in 3 sittings.
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9 of 10 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
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars John Bishop 3 Dec 2013
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I bought this a as present for a lady in her 70's who couldn't put it down and read within the week.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading!
A well written and humorous account of John Bishop's life so far.
Published 11 hours ago by P. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Well now I know
A very easy to read account of life, as it is, for this man. He has done a lot, had many interesting encounters along the way. I've laughed and cried with John.
Published 12 hours ago by Brenniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for reading whilst lounging on holiday
An enjoyable read. I wasn't aware that he had led such an interesting life. Makes you wonder what you've been doing with your own!!! Perfect for reading whilst lounging on holiday.
Published 14 hours ago by Swansway
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Published 16 hours ago by zoe1994
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
great book interesting guy who has done loads of things enjoyed reading this book
Published 19 hours ago by shaz
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I didn't realise he was such a grumpy person.
Published 23 hours ago by Christopher Elsdon
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning
John's energy just bounces off the page. His thoughts and views on events in his life are quite inspirational and practical because he has had enough lows to appreciate the highs. Read more
Published 1 day ago by HB
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Excellent account of a full life.
Published 2 days ago by Mrs. J. Barrett
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A decent read
Published 3 days ago by Steven P Dunham
4.0 out of 5 stars easy read
Very easy read and down to earth. Not at all stuffy and grateful for what he has. Comes across all round nice guy who ALS admits to faults good in a celeb
Published 4 days ago by E. Bentley
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