on 19 August 2014
I laughed out loud so many times reading this book. It's a very amusing and extremely honest insight into the acting profession, without the 'name-dropping' scenario which so often gets in the way when reading celebrity autobiographies. Tom tells it how it is and somehow, along the career path, 'things' just seem to happen to Tom and even if you've never stepped foot inside a theater, you can't help but imagine his predicaments. I've watched him throughout his career which has spanned theater, T.V., film and radio and he's a very good and hard working actor, in both comedy and straight parts. Now he's a natural story teller - looking forward to the next installment, Tom!
on 19 September 2015
If like me, you are a little tired of the self-diluting cult of celebrity that has grown, seemingly unchecked, over the last few decades then this is a book that may well restore your faith in real members of the acting profession.
Written without a shred of pretension, nor any attempt to cover up the author's own frailties and fallibilities - indeed, Mr Cotcher positively celebrates these - I defy anyone to get through this book without laughing out loud.