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HOPEFUL – an autobiography Hardcover – 28 Aug 2014
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Watching him live is like settling into business class on a long-haul flight - you know you're going to enjoy it, and you wish it would go on just a little bit longer. Sunday Times"
A beautifully written, joyously funny memoir about growing up and finding fame as a young Iranian in London.See all Product description
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He is quite a good actor though a bit type cast, as a stand up he sets up some of the best jokes I've heard, that I have to record to watch the next line afterwards which I miss otherwise from laughing so hard.
A great read that explains a lot of what created such an intriguing person as Omid Djalili, his life has been unusual to say the least.
A good read well written and not all for laughs.
Accordingly, I had high hopes for his book. I wish I purchased it there and then, but maybe is good that I didn't as it gave me a chance recover as well as see and enjoy Omid's deeper, thoughtful, warm nature from which all his amazing 'speed of lightning wit' and performance on the stage originates. What made me get it was his authors reading at a book festival, I saw at Youtube. I wonder if there is an audio version, because I want it now. I am on chapter 12 and still have another 19 to go, which is great as I am savoring them since the dearth of his material online.
Every chapter starts with an apt quote mostly by Rumi, the wonderful Iranian poet. So far, I really enjoyed every single one of the many hilarious, sad, insightful and unbelievable stories this book is packed with. Omid's childhood, thinking, family life, relatives, friends, trips to Iran, laughter and tears are all wonderfully composed and set in the context of the time, yet very relevant today. I look forward to the rest of the book and only hope it can last me till I get to see this incredible performer live on stage again this March.
Omit is a funny man both physically and with a natural wit.
Does he still think of himself as an Iranian, although born in England? I wonder if he will bring up his children as Iranian or British?
I am appalled at the public executions of men, women and children in Iran. Also of the treatment of Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty in Iraq by both Iran and Iraq
I will revisit the films and look for Omid particularly the scene with Oliver Reed in Gladiator, makes your eyes water!
he has a wicked cense of humour and can make life so real, the book is brilliant and very readable
have bought some for Xmas presents as I know some people would like to have a laugh and read
Highly recommended and thank you supplier,
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