Berlyn, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Berlyn)
I love Russell Brand's stand-up and his book was just as funny. His stories about his crazy life style were unbelievably hilarious. I still talk with my friends about the laughs I had with this book.
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Madam Pince, April 20, 2009 (view all comments by Madam Pince)
Both hilarious and harrowing, Russell Brand details his life in sex, drugs and showmanship, from his infancy as the child of divorced & dysfunctional parents, to the talented young man consumed by heroin & cocaine. Just like his stage performances, Brand doesn't hold back anything on the page -- the book starts just after he's entered a sex addiction clinic in Philadelphia -- but instead of appalling readers, his honesty makes his story more compelling and his recovery a triumph.
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In 2006, Brand exploded onto the international comedy scene, but his life was anything but glamorous. He was bulimic at age 12 and began drinking heavily and taking drugs by age 16 — even setting himself on fire while on crack cocaine. This is his amazing memoir of recovery.
by Harper Collins,
“A childs garden of vices, My Booky Wook is also a relentless ride with a comic mind clearly at the wheel.... The bloke can write. He rhapsodizes about heroin better than anyone since Jim Carroll. With the flick of his enviable pen, he can summarize childhood thus: ‘My very first utterance in life was not a single word, but a sentence. It was, ‘Dont do that.... Russell Brand has a compelling story." — New York Times Book Review
The gleeful and candid New York Times bestselling autobiography of addiction, recovery, and rise to fame from Russell Brand, star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and one of the biggest personalities in comedy today.
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