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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny -- even if you don't like the central subject!, 11 Jan. 2006
This review is from: Crying With Laughter: My Life Story (Paperback)
Bob Monkhouse was a UK TV institution (and he probably would use that old gag about needing to be in one!)
Here is an autobiography of the (now late) man who was a writer/performer. And books that are written by writers are always better than those that are written by non writers. He may only have done a few failed films, cabaret and be best known for TV fluff -- but boy has he some funny stories to tell about clubland and live TV.
If I was to fault the book it doesn't get very deep in to the soul of anybody else. Not living anyway. I'd love to have known what Benny Hill was like or even what was said by Bob Hope when a microphone wasn't around - but we get little of it.
If you loved Bob Monkhouse read the book. If you don't like Bob Monkhouse read the book -- it is funny, sad and a lesson in the swings and ladders of show biz. Many lesser lights have spread their story over three or four volumes - for Bob it is the one and only. I am sure he could be just as good with the bits he missed out.
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