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My Booky Wook 2: This time it's personal Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Abridged edition edition (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007328354
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007328352
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,301,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviews of My Booky Wook:

'Candid, funny and moving.'
Sun

'How in God's name did the publishers ever get him to sit down and write the bloody thing? Because make no mistake - unlike most celebrity biogs, MY BOOKY WOOK has definitely been written by Brand.'
London Lite

‘The most talented stand-up comedian to emerge in Britain this decade, Brand combines Eddie Izzard’s rare ability to carry a whole crowd along on an audacious flight of comic fancy with the carnal magnetism of the young George Best. Audiences leave a Brand performance not just entertained but actively debauched by his catalogue of erotic misadventure.’
Daily Telegraph

'Hilarious, sometimes brilliant, and always indulgent.'
Sunday Times

From the Back Cover

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bookstore . . . Booky Wook 2!

As incredible as it may seem, the honesty, the mayhem, the lascivious scandal of Russell Brand s magnum opus, My Booky Wook, are surpassed by Booky Wook 2! This time it s personal, as Brand unabashedly charts his rise from crack-house junkie to Hollywood star while indulging in sexual excesses that make Caligula seem like a prudish spinster encountering thousands of women, often three or four at a time (for efficiency), on his quest to find true love. Here is the riveting story of what happens when insatiable desire meets limitless opportunity and a punk from the wrong side of the tracks is given the keys to the palace. Indeed, Brand s riot of self-indulgence would be rampaging still were it not for a well-aimed bottle tossed to the head, delivered from the hand of the exquisite Katy Perry, one of the world s biggest pop stars.

Can true love conquer all? Is it a force more powerful than the raging libido of an insatiable professional madman? The answer lies within . . . Booky Wook 2! " --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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... which is to say I'm very much on the fence about Booky Wook 2. I certainly don't think it punches at the weight that Booky Wook (1) managed. Book 1 was a real treat. Absolutely hilarious, searingly honest, well written and warm. The person you glimpsed behind the words had recovered from a terrible part of their life with kindness and decency intact, and you wanted them to be your friend. Sadly I get none of that with Booky Wook 2- it is very much missing the 'warm.' The first time he harped on about how deserved and inevitable his propulsion to the lofty heights of stardom was, I thought, 'good for you, Russell. No false modesty here. You worked for it- you should be proud.' The second time he devoted a flowery paragraph to the same subject I frowned. The third time I grimaced. The twentieth time I was starting to think I didn't like him after all. Yes, he always said he was egotistical, but what actually came across was a man humbled by life and grateful for acknowledgment. It seems hollywood has eaten that away and convinced him he's the best thing ever. This is just my opinion, of course, by it's a shame, innit?
I'm also not fond of the brown-nosing he lavishly applies too all named celebrities. Name dropping I can live with, but waxing lyrical on how they're all so bloody kind, gentle and wonderful just sticks in my throat. Not cool.
Last of the downers is that I don't think its as well written as book 1, either. The more ambitious sections of Book 1 were always hit and miss anyway, but some parts had a certain grace to them. Similar sections in Booky Wook 2 feel a bit too forced for me, and read like a considered exercise in verbose, creative prose- which he's actually not as good at as he thinks.
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Now that Brand's fame has reached gargantuan proportions, this timely book give the inside story on many of the controversies of the past few years. The "Bring Back Trevor" campaigners will be interested to see why Brand dropped him based on some rather dubious (to say the least) legal allegations. The genesis of the "put down of the decade" against Geldof is fully set out, and most importantly we find out why he and Matt stopped talking, which led to the strange events of late 2008.

I found the last bit about Katy Perry a bit unconvincing as he tries to persuade us he has put his womanising days behind him for this rather plain american girl (let's guess how that one will finish!).

Overall a good read, some funny stories, not quite up to BW1 but, especially for fans of his from the 6 Music days an interesting read. Who knows how his Hollywood adventure will turn out but from Britain's no.1 comedian of 2006-8 this is another entertaining book.
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My Booky Wook 2 suffers from Biography sequel syndrome (see Peter Kay's Saturday Night Peter) in that the 1st book always intrigues as you get an insight into the star's early life, written with all the expected wit that has made them a star in the first place. Book 2 covers the fame years, when we already know the story and so it is harder to convey from a new angle. I am a big fan of Brand's as for me he is part of the great tradition of naturally gifted British comedians but a lot of the material here was quite often a re-hash of stage material (although it is very funny material). He does open up about the truth behind `SachsGate' (the best part of the book) and reveals a vulnerable side underlying the cocky exterior but it does not flow as well as the 1st book. The story is of course so current and in time it may mature as a book with age.
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Yeah ok to start with then like anything to do with him it gets a bit hard to swallow .. He loves to talk ( of course ) and wants you to believe and like him as he pretends to be a poor hard working class lad as he types this manuscript from his 5.3 million pound house in Notting Hill and it starts to grind my gears personally .......
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I loved the first Booky Wook. I'd seen some of his stand up on tv and you could see that he had talent and was a good comic. His first book was funny, emotional, sad, happy, and absolutely hilarious in parts, and I really enjoyed it. The "nicest" thing was that he was self effacing, and whenever he showed off, he would sooner or later put himself down or admit that he isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread.

This second book is horrible. I couldn't read past the first few pages. His comments about Kate Moss were enough to put anybody off reading further. He was describing her as if she wasn't human, as if she was some sort of Goddess, better looking and more intelligent than anybody else. And this went on for far too long. I don't know if this was part of him becoming too famous and trying to stay "in" with that crowd, or whether he actually thought all those things about her. Also he seemed to be playing with words just for the sake of it, just to show off. In the first book it was effortless, it looked like he wasn't even trying. But here it comes off as forced.

He's obviously a talented, and very funny and intelligent man. He just got it wrong in my opinion with this book.
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