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The Real Mrs. Brown: The Authorised Biography of Brendan O'Carroll
 
 

The Real Mrs. Brown: The Authorised Biography of Brendan O'Carroll [Kindle Edition]

Brian Beacom
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The authorised biography of Brendan O'Carroll, based on extensive interviews with the hugely popular star of Mrs Brown's Boys.

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Who'd have thought a potty-mouthed Dublin mammy with a cream cardigan and elasticated tan tights could storm British TV screens and leave a nation helpless with laughter?

Brendan O'Carroll performs to tens of thousands of people a night in packed-out stadiums across the country. In the last four years his TV show has become a number 1 ratings success and he's even making a movie.

But Brendan has had to battle hard for success. The youngest of eleven children, his mother was Maureen O'Carroll, a former nun who went on to become the first woman to be elected to the Irish parliament. Brendan adored his strong, widowed mother - and she later became the inspiration for his indomitable character Agnes Brown.

However, the family endured poverty reminiscent of Angela's Ashes and Brendan saw no option but to leave school at 12 to work. He married young and for decades struggled to make ends meet. Eventually, bankrupt and desperate, Brendan went to see a fortune teller who told him she could see his future achieving worldwide success as a comedian and actor. At first Brendan laughed at the notion, but then he thought of how much his friends loved his gags, and decided to give it a go...

This is the magical story of how a loveable Irishman with a wig and a wit as caustic as battery acid surprised everyone - most of all himself - by becoming one of the best-loved comedians in the world.
It is a story of hardship, heartbreak, and talent and will remind readers afresh that sometimes the facts can be even more extraordinary than the fiction.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny but moving 3 Oct 2013
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This was funny but yet so moving at the same time and to find that someone is actually normal and lives for the moment and cares about his family and friends will read again so good
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars liife as it was 14 Oct 2013
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I am 84 years old. my Daughter bought me a kindle for my birthday September.
Never been much of a reader before that . now after reading MRS BROWNS BOOKS . I AM ENJOYING.
now reading ,THE REAL MRS BROWN GREAT. THE REAL WORLD WE LIVED IN .
SINCERELY DORIS ASPLAND.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars re brs brown book 27 Oct 2013
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I bought this book as I love the mrs brown on tv, what a great man he is how he just got on with life, I would recommend this book to anyone, it wos a great read and funny.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly informative 12 Oct 2013
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Having read all the books and being a massively huge fan of the tv series, I have been waiting for this book with great anticipation and I'm glad to say this book hasn't let me down, it has been great to see where the man behind Mrs Agnes Brown has come from the trials he has had to cope with, it has made me feel closer to the whole cast which only goes to congratulate the author Brain Beacon, I would recommend this book to any true fan
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want it to end! 24 Sep 2013
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I'm a recent convert to Mrs Brown's Boys, and can't get enough of it! It's interesting to see how he/she ticks and this book tells it all, warts and all. For those who may not like it there are just two words - that's nice!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Authorised Biography of Brendan o'Carroll 9 Dec 2013
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I have watched and laughed out loud at Mrs Brown on television but knew little about her creator, Brendan O'Carroll. I found this very well written book riveting and it was fascinating to learn about his humble chldhood as the youngest of a large family and his mother, who has been his major inspiration, through his early career right up to his current fame. This is clearly a man who has learned his craft and has earned all his current success through his powers of observation, natural talent and hard graft. If you have never seen Mrs Brown or are not a fan, if indeed there are any such people, the book probably won't mean much but for everyone like me who enjoys his comedy persona, to find out all about the man behind the frock, this is a book I strongly recommend that you should read
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly factual 4 Jan 2014
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I bought this with hesitation after reading an unauthorised biography, more as a cross reference. It was fabulous! Well written, poignant at times, hilarious at others! Well worth a read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 1 Jan 2014
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If Brendan could bottle his tenacity I would buy it. What a fantastic story. Now going to read his other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book you can't put down
Enjoyed this book from starting to the end. Brandon O Carroll had a rough start to his life, had his up`s and down`s but through everything has made sure he has kept his self... Read more
Published 19 hours ago by A J LAIDLER
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it from start to finish and gave a real ...
Loved it from start to finish and gave a real insight into the real Brendon O'carroll. It's a must for ther fans of Mrs Brown.
Published 1 day ago by Maralyn Smith
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Great book really enjoyed it
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Bought this for the wife and she loves it; a great story
Published 3 days ago by Edcase
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Brilliant book well worth the read,could not put it down.
Published 4 days ago by welsh girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read...
I bought this book because I'm interested in reading anything about the funniest actor/comedian/writer ever, Brendan O'Carroll and his talented beautiful family and friends. Read more
Published 4 days ago by la-la2
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Shows well how he has achieved against the odds.
Published 5 days ago by Jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good keeps you wanting more and more nearly ready for next book xx
Published 5 days ago by margaret waddingham
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
all fine will continue to purchase from amazon
Published 6 days ago by David Adams
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