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Lightweight, not much depth, but good holiday read
2 July 2015
Perfect holiday reading but I was disappointed by the lack of depth. Lee tells us very little of his personal life; he does acknowledge that he strives to keep his privacy. He also stresses the hard work involved in scripting his comedy, and yet seems unaware of how genuinely quick and funny he is - witness his banter on Would I Lie to You? for example. I found the constant footnotes and parentheses (brackets) rather off-putting. And the cod-psychologist / Lee counselling session inbetween each chapter wore thin very quickly. I even skipped one of them. Think the book could have done for a more strict edit.
I read Paul Merton's autobiography straight after this, and that is a better read. Mind you - I think Lee is the funnier of the two!