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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 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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19 of 20 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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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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10 of 11 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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent read, most enjoyable, could n't put it down!
Published 9 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
I have always liked John Bishop 's style, humour and enjoyed all the TV shows seen. His book has confirmed his naturalness, honesty and true grit. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Ann M. Aplin
5.0 out of 5 stars a great book
I really enjoyed this book and getting to know the person behind the comedy persona on t.v.
It was a tale about a fairly average person whose life seems full of things that... Read more
Published 13 hours ago by kait81
4.0 out of 5 stars "How did all this happen?".....because John (and his family) deserve...
I really enjoyed reading this and it was great that John's reprise of his bike ride across Australia was showing at the same time on BBC. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Tezza
5.0 out of 5 stars what a nice guy
Really great read - a few tears and lots of laughs.............
Published 22 hours ago by Johanne
5.0 out of 5 stars How did all this happen?
Sheer hard work and bloody-minded determination, that's how. I really enjoyed reading this account of all the hoops needed to be jumped through to be an overnight success! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Albert RN
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read
Excellent. Highly recommend so funny in places and loved the way he wrote about how he found fame as a comedian yet life's experiences has kept him firmly with his feet on the... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Liz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
bought this for my husband said it was brilliant, couldn't put it down.
Published 2 days ago by karen carvill
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely ,interesting read
This is a lovely,touching book that Reveals in-depth about John and the options he took, deviating from the norm and how it paid off
Published 2 days ago by sonia
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
A genuine lovely man. A great family , wife and children. A really good book. I laughed cried and learnt a few things about life.
Published 2 days ago by Tina Springett
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