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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 45 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 26 Sept. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F64QSII
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I heard about this book on Radio 4, the interview was amazing because you have a stereotypical view of the guy. He isn't actually Johnny Vegas, this is a character that he's created, in someways to deal with what he's gone through.
As a Catholic I've read with so much interest, I knew about Upholland, Id heard the rumours, you could hear the pain in Johnny's voice when he was talking about this subject, it really struck my heart.
This IS NOT your typical, generic vacuous celebrity garbage. It's the one celebrity book where you feel that he has really lived, he has had life experiences you couldn't imagine looking at the guy now. We're not talking Katie Price & other Z Listers this really is an interesting read.
And that's why I've knocked a star off. Michael has "conversations* with Johnny which is very intriguing, but whose idea was the monstrous gothic typeface for the thoughts of the latter? It is difficult to read and spoils what is otherwise a great read. Nevertheless, this autobiography is well worth reading; just goes to show how you can't judge the book by it cover.....
The book is the story of Michael Pennington, better known as Johnny Vegas, and how he developed from childhood to his first successes on the Edinburgh Fringe. He's often startlingly honest, and there were occasions where I was surprised he'd had the guts to put some of the stories into print. It's also funny, often hilariously so, and by the end I was viewing Johnny / Michael in a different light, the man we see on TV being a character rather than a human being.
Yes it's long, and some may find it boring. Yes, it's very "northern", but he grew up in St Helens so what else could it be? And yes, the interruptions by the hypochondriac Johnny (printed in a strange font in the paperback and hardback, but just rendered in a slightly larger typeface on the Kindle so not as easy to pick out) are a little tiresome at times, but they're few and far between.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and the only negative thing I can say about it was that the Kindle formatting wasn't great regarding the "Johnny" interruptions.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really struggling to get in to this book . It seems to jump from one thing to anotherPublished 29 days ago by nicola whitham
Like the unusual choice of fonts to represent- the duel/triple narrative - however- could get confusing structured well by using a range of metaphor/simile but at times they egged... Read morePublished 3 months ago by MISS E E CONSTABLE
Good insight but wouldn't read again. Couldn't see pictures/photos on my kindle, just small stamp-like blursPublished 5 months ago by sadgirl
Hard to read in places due to the amazing honesty of Johnny Vegas. A brave book to write. Not light reading but a real insight into someone that appears so easy going and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Denise Joy Florey
Surprisingly one of the best memoirs I have ever read.
I had wanted to read this for a while after seeing Johnny being interviewed about it when it first came out. Read more