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How Did All This Happen? [Kindle Edition]

John Bishop
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (707 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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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (707 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,247 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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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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read
Published 21 hours ago by Agnes Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars I could recommend this book to anyone
A very interesting book to read about John Bishop. I could recommend this book to anyone. A good read
Published 5 days ago by Mr. Alan Tinnuche
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read.
Published 6 days ago by N. MacRae
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Funny, lighthearted and a great story. Refreshingly honest and self effacing at the same time.
Published 7 days ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars "Rollercoaster"
Loved the book,honest, heartwarming ,I have laughed,cried but most of all it made me want to see a man succeed and ultimately put a family back together and achieve his... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
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A Very Enjoyable Read
Published 8 days ago by stevenfury
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Excellent dry humour
Published 9 days ago by philip
5.0 out of 5 stars How did all this happen
What a page turner,could not put the book down. Loved the laughter and the pure grit. It took to complete every thing in his life,his career,his family and all the challenges that... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Linda smouton
5.0 out of 5 stars What a guy
I really enjoyed this book and admire John Bishop for the determined way he has approached everything in his life so far. Looking forward to the next instalment.
Published 9 days ago by P J BUTLER
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read!!
Great book, a great down to earth guy that loves his family, was a funny book, sad to finish reading it, loved the photos at the end!
Published 9 days ago by L K BLUNDELL
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