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4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the comedy police and read this book, 4 May 2010
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This is one of those books that's always going to be seen as a bit of a guilty pleasure. A bit like admitting you really quite like 'Barbie Girl' when out for a drink with your mates.

That said, this book is worth a read. If you have an interest in light entertainment, comedy, showbiz and celebrities of days gone by then this is definately for you.

It's very honest in a couldn't-give-a-monkeys sort of a way and spills the beans on a number of the celebrities of showbiz yesteryear. They make no apologies for their straight talking - and why should they? In fairness what did we expect from an act with 40 years (and counting) experience that have been maligned by the press and comedy police alike. You can't take it away from them, The Krankies must be doing something right.

The book is kept moving by the constant (almost) interview style in the writing which is both pacey and refreshing. I read this in two sittings, so it's a good 'un.

I didn't award it five stars for one simple reason... There are a number of errors in the book that could have been corrected so easily. They're silly inaccuracies like at one point they talk of Barrymore's wife calling her 'Carol' (She's called Cheryl), they incorrectly name a vehicle and misspell a few names, incorrectly identify a few acts, entertainers, places and events that could and should have been checked before going to print. Picky perhaps, but surely the accuracy of the account belies its validity.

That said, this is a great book that will make you laugh out loud and perhaps gain more than a little respect for these showbiz survivors.
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