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Straight Up: My Autobiography [Kindle Edition]

Danny Dyer
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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Growing up in the eighties in East London was no picnic. Proper hard bastards, wannabe villains and cockney wide boys everywhere you went, all looking to make their mark. With trouble at home and more at school, Danny Dyer didn't have many options. He was a rascal, running with a tough crowd, getting himself into scrapes with the Old Bill, on the verge of becoming just another nobody.

Until he started to act.

It came naturally to him. He landed role after role, working with big stars, making a name for himself. And then came Human Traffic, and his career went into overdrive. Fame opened doors into the best clubs, the best booze and even better drugs. But with the highs came the lows, and as the drinks flowed, the work dried up. Shut out of an industry that didn't understand him, that heard his reputation before bothering with his talent, he had no choice but to turn it around and sort himself out.

This is the real story - straight up.

Funny, honest, full of swagger, and jammed full of antics and anecdotes, this memoir tears it up proper and delivers on every page.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the scandal?! 14 Jan. 2011
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Quite an interesting read, especially listening to his approach to his work and its diversity. However, I was very disappointed there were so few scandals or shocking confessions as hinted at in the video that appears on this page! Just some stuff about drug taking.The way he goes on you think his life was all sex and drugs and rock and roll. I skipped the latter pages which are concerned with the production of his television series which didn't interest me at all. One word of warning, it clearly states "in my own words" - perhaps that should read "in me own words", well, he's very fond of three which begin with c,f and b respectively, so if you've young people around, don't leave it out on the coffee table. Worth a read though if you're a fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Diamond Geezer 26 Mar. 2013
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Although he's not of my generation, I've always been a fan of Danny Dyer. As a Londoner I can relate to his way of speaking and the circumstances in which he grew up. This book was recommended to me by my sister and I was not disappointed. The way it reads, you can just hear him saying the words, I would imagine he recorded the book and somebody else actually wrote the words - but you can tell that they are his words. There are so many funny passages and the language he uses is so real. Any true Londoner, football fan or people that don't mind a bit of effing and blinding will love this book. A true gem from this Diamond Geezer!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We love you malcolm! 28 Mar. 2015
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Danny, or malcolm Smith to use his real name, is a proper fridge freezer and it shows in the story of his life. Written in the same way he talks its a very authentic read and takes you on a journey as he's living it large.... the highs and the lows are all there. In fact the only thing i didn't like is the soppy bo***cks picture on the cover...He looks a right plum. ...Don't be a mug. ... Read this book if you love a bit of malcolm!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 1 July 2012
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Finished reading it a couple of days ago. Excellent book by an excellent actor. Recommended for any Danny Dyer fan.
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase is written perfectly in Danny's own voice (not a trivial task). It's so straight forward and honest (or at least appears so) that I found it genuinely refreshing and insightful. He's not pretending to be anyone he's not and equally doesn't appear to be affecting any of his persona.

A great antidote to pretentiousness.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Honest and moving 16 Mar. 2014
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If you are a real fan of Danny Dyer..... this is a good book to read! It's an honest account of how he got to be where he is today. However, it's based more on his career as oppose to his personal life. I would of liked to have read more about his personal life. Overall a good book. Thanks Mr Dyer! @carolanneangel #lovedannydyer
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love Danny 27 Oct. 2013
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I have never read a autobiography before and I really enjoyed it. I think that had alot to do with been a big Danny fan. I did find myself busting out laughing and people where just looking at me lkke I was mad lol.
If your a Danny fan and dont mind swearing that u should be ok.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Alright if ya like Danny Dyer Sunshine 10 Aug. 2014
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I wouldn't ever admit to buying this book but it was an OK read. It does sum up the reason he has ended up in Eastenders because he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, nor is he a very good actor. That said he could have ended up a lot worse anmd been a mugger or a white van man
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