9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An amazing story, poorly told,
By A Customer
This review is from: Billy Connolly (Hardcover)
I found it a shame that the subject's own wife couldn't have done a better job of this. Yes, there is far too much gratuitous name-dropping in this book, and the sometimes muddled style of writing can make it confusing at first to keep track of the who's-who list of family members.
Many of the quotes and opinions used from the man himself appear to be taken from past television/public appearances (See the "Erect for 30 years" video for most of them) rather than from personal conversation. I could not help but feel that a great opportunity had been missed here.
The story which is being told, however, is what makes this book a very worthwhile read. Billy Connolly's unlikely life-journey is truly a triumph and an inspiration.