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How Did All This Happen? [Kindle Edition]

John Bishop
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (655 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 (655 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #633 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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21 of 22 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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16 of 17 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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5 of 5 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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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
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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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars John bishop the legend
Thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book. I knew a bit about johns life from listening to his episode of Desert island Discs. Read more
Published 4 hours ago by Jackie Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A really enjoyable read.
Published 10 hours ago by Sandra Jones
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Fabulous and interesting autobiography
Published 10 hours ago by STEPHEN G ROE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
yery funny
Published 20 hours ago by noelene dewhurst
4.0 out of 5 stars actually quite inspiring
Really liked the honesty that comes out of a very interesting life, not as funny as you'd of thought but this book is a lot more to do with the construction of the comic than his... Read more
Published 21 hours ago by C.C. James
5.0 out of 5 stars I had read it already but the book itself was brilliant. The delivery...
This was a gift for someone else. I had read it already but the book itself was brilliant. The delivery was very quick.
Published 1 day ago by Graham Mollison
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it..
A great read written by a very unassuming and humble man when you consider how much his life has changed and the success he has achieved.
Published 1 day ago by Miss Fitz
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Christmas present was tempted to read it myself 😀
Published 1 day ago by Ms. Asha Kaur
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational story
Taking this journey with John Bishop through his life was not only a really good read but also an inspiring one. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Pat Faulkner
5.0 out of 5 stars Very touching
Such an easy read and touching at times with the inevitable humour. Very well written. Highly recommended if you're his fan (or even you're not).
Published 2 days ago by Suzana Randall
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