Most helpful positive review
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 18 December 2011
This is the kind of memoir I love best. Rowland Rivron has lived and is still living a completely unpredictable, rich and interesting life. He seems genuinely thrilled with how his life has turned out for the most part and writes with a kind of unaffected relish of the situations he has found himself in. It isn't until you start reading that you realise just how many things you have seen him in and how he has helped shaped the comedy that I grew up loving. He is funny, articulate wonderfully indiscreet and entertaining and seems fond of the numerous people that crop up in the book who he has to talk to about various incidents in his life. This needing verification comes about because of Rivron's keenness for the demon drink. He interviews those he has worked with over the years to help fill in some of the more interesting gaps. I must say that even though he is a wonderful story teller and his tales are very, very entertaining I am glad I am not his wife because I expect he is a bit of a nightmare to live with.