Micky Flanagan Funny Geezer

Author: Abi Smith
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781784181918
Release Date: 2014-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Micky Flanagan is one of Britain’s best-loved cheeky-chappy comedians, thanks to his stand-up routines about how he’s gone from growing up in London’s East End in the 1970s to his life now in middle-class suburbia. To date he has two sell-out tours under his belt, nominationsfrom the British Comedy Awards and the Edinburgh Fringe (for Best Comedy Newcomer), not to mention regular stints on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and The Last Leg, as well as guest appearances on The Jonathan Ross Show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, The Graham Norton Show and The One Show. Yet a career as a professional comedian was not something that he had ever dreamed of when, as a troublesome teen, he left school aged 15 to work in a fish market. Abi Smith looks at how Micky, who was laughed at by his teachers when he said he wanted to be a vet, has triumphed from his early days working as a fish porter in the East End and as a dishwasher in New York. In this page-turning biography you’ll also discover why his mum labelled him a drama queen, and how he tried his hand at various professions - including trainee teacher and painter and decorator - before having the last laugh by becoming one of the country’s most popular funny men. So, pour yourself a cup of Rosie Lee, take the weight off your plates and prepare for a right giraffe as you read this engaging tale of ‘an East Boy done good’.

How Did All This Happen

Author: John Bishop
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007436156
Release Date: 2013-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

If you’re a man of a certain age you’ll know there comes a point in life when getting a sports car and over-analysing your contribution to society sounds like a really good idea.

We Need to Talk About Kevin Bridges

Author: Kevin Bridges
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781405913775
Release Date: 2014-10-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The comic autobiography of 2014 A comedian's autobiography? I wonder if he's ever used humour to deflect from his insecurities? To avoid being bullied? Is there heartache behind the humour? I wonder if he's a manic-depressive? Tears of a clown? Yes, all of that. Discover the hilarious life-story of one of Britain's best-loved comedians in Kevin Bridges' brilliant memoir. 'First of all, I have never written a book before, you probably haven't either, so there we have it; a connection is established between reader and writer . . .' Aged just 17, Kevin Bridges walked on stage for the first time in a Glasgow comedy club and brought the house down. He only had a five-minute set but in that short time he discovered that he really could earn a living from making people laugh. Kevin began life as a shy, nerve-ridden school-boy, whose weekly highlights included a cake-bombing attack by the local youths. Reaching his teens, he followed his true calling as the class clown, and was soon after arrested for kidnapping Hugh Grant from his local cinema on a quiet Saturday night. This was a guy going somewhere - off the rails seeming most likely. Kevin's trademark social commentary, sharp one-liners and laugh-out-loud humour blend with his reflections on his Glaswegian childhood and the journey he's taken to become one of the most-loved comedians of our time. '. . . Hopefully now you'll take this over to the till and I can accompany you for the next wee while. That's the benefit of book shops, reading the little bit and then deciding if the author deserves to be part of your carefully selected 3 for 2 deal, or part of your plane journey, train journey, your next bath, your next shite.' Praise for Kevin Bridges: 'The Best Scottish Stand up of his Generation.' The Scotsman 'A wonderfully dry and deadpan Glaswegian comic . . . one the most exciting talents to have emerged from Scotland since Billy Connolly' Guardian 'Kevin Bridges might just become the best stand-up in the land . . . he will go and deliver a one-liner that you want to jot down and frame' The Times 'Wonderfully sharp, assured stand-up from the preternaturally gifted young comic' Independent

Cara Delevingne The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Author: Abi Smith
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 9781784180300
Release Date: 2014-04-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Hailed as the new Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne has fast become one of the most influential supermodels on the planet. Known for her irreverent style and kooky sense of humour, it is her wild side that makes her a constant source of fascination the world over.In this, the first unauthorised biography of the British beauty, Abi Smith reveals Cara's life behind the lens, exploring her potential in the acting and music spheres, and just how she manages to be both weird and wonderful.

Autobiography

Author: Jason Manford
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780091944858
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comedians

Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is... This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment - a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together. It is a story of his shameless extended clan of wayward uncles and singing nans and a gobby little knobhead at the heart of it all called Jason. Featuring rock-hard great granddads, doting grandparents, pub-crooning nanas, football-mad dads, pet-obsessed mums, more dodgy uncles than you can shake a stick at, failed exams, dead-end jobs, paper rounds, prostitutes, shocked priests, manslaughter, winning goals, sudden losses, replica shirts, chip-fat incidents, scary pubs, pet meat, fighting Gandhis, cancelled Christmases, Sir Oswald Mosley, flooded tents, call centres, circumcision, puppy love, friends for life, difficult girlfriends, gigs from hell, heart break and, finally, true love... With his laugh-out-loud tales of coming of age, Jason shows he's a generous storyteller and as natural an observer on the page as he is on stage.

Slowgirl

Author: Greg Pierce
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822228578
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: SLOWGIRL is the story of a teenager who flees to her reclusive uncle's retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a horrific accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it i

Mel and Sue

Author: Tina Campanella
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 1784180122
Release Date: 2014-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In this, the first biography of the cake-loving stars, award-winning journalist and author Tina Campanella gives you a candid insight into Mel and Sue's bumpy journey from funny best friends to much-loved presenters of the BAFTA-nominated, surprise hit show, The Great British Bake Off. It's a recipe for a great read.

The Best in the World

Author: Chris Jericho
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698162143
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers—and one of the top five talkers—of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men and completely reinvented his character—ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles. The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho’s recent career, including: How Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match, then backed out Jericho’s award-winning feud with Shawn Michaels, which culminated in Jericho knocking out Michael’s wife in the ring . . . for real His escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle His encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again-off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon Jericho has a one-of-a-kind comedic voice and a knack for getting himself into screwball situations—both in and out of the ring. See for yourself why he is the best in the world.

Mrcgp Akt 1001 Questions and Answers

Author: Rob Daniels
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905635869
Release Date: 2013-08-30
Genre: Family medicine

Reflecting the latest format for the RCGP Membership exam, this title provides essential revision for the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT). 'MRCGP AKT: 1001 Questions and Answers' allows you to build confidence by eliminating areas of weakness and practising every question format likely to be encountered in the exam, including SBAs, EMQs, tables and algorithms, picture format, data interpretation and seminal trials. Also features the new style questions for 2013 - free text, hotspot and rank ordering questions. Offering 1001 completely up-to-date questions, this edition delivers 18 clinical subject chapters plus chapters on Critical Appraisal and Administration, allowing you to target specific topics. This title also features two complete practice papers, each with 200 random questions, providing you with realistic exam preparation before the big day.

Robin Williams

Author: Emily Herbert
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 1784183008
Release Date: 2014-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

At midday on 11 August 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji and Aladdin to Good WillHunting and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams brought laughter - and deep joy - to a generation. Robin Williams was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast omproviser and a wonderful comic. But what touched millions of people was the warmth and compassion he exuded. The deeply tragic manner in which he took his own life has come as a shock to the world and caused people to wonder about the desperately troubled life behind the laughter he gave to millions.

The Ecopolitics of Consumption

Author: H. Louise Davis
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498519960
Release Date: 2015-12-16
Genre: Political Science

This collection adds a new dimension to the field of ecocritical theory by merging multidisciplinary approaches to food studies with the established ecocritical discourse of culture and the environment. Encompassing a theme of confinement and control through the global industrial food systems, the collection explores the role of consumption and commodification in contemporary life and points to new directions for resistance and change.

The Paul McCartney Encyclopedia

Author: Bill Harry
Publisher: Virgin Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111867136
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

What is the truth behind his relationship with Yoko Ono? What was George Harrison's attitude towards him? Why did he decide to dissolve the Beatles? Did he and John Lennon reach reconcilation? What was Paul's life like behind bars in Japan? Why has his former council house become a shrine? With almost 2000 entries covering his family history from birth, his many love affairs, his opinions about drugs, his songs, records, concerts and honours bestowed upon him over the years, together with a full discography and bibliography, this book packed with new material and unique insights into the life of Paul McCartney.

New Port Richey

Author: Adam J. Carozza
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439629550
Release Date: 2004-06-29
Genre: Photography

New Port Richey, Florida, like many cities between Jacksonville and Tampa, can thank Henry Plant's 1885 railroad for its phenomenal growth. Thirty-five miles northwest of Tampa, in West Pasco County, New Port Richey eventually hosted its own railway connection right through downtown. City planners constructed the community in a grid, naming north-south streets after Presidents and east-west streets after states. The arrival of the U.S. Post Office in 1915 confirmed this city's importance and put New Port Richey on the map. Hotels, banks, and businesses sprang up in the downtown area to serve those who came in search of a better life. Fishing on the Pithlachascotee River and in the Gulf of Mexico attracted many visitors, as did the construction of golf courses. Businessmen then and now recognized that this area had "that special something" to catch the attention and the hearts of people from all states north of Florida.

A Lion s Tale

Author: Chris Jericho
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446408905
Release Date: 2007-10-25
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chris Jericho is the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the WWE and WCW, and has been called one of the fifty greatest wrestlers of all time. Now retired, he is writing his memoir, telling the story of his journey from wrestling school in Canada to his time in leagues in Mexico and Japan to his big break in the WCW. He'll dish the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Chris Benoit and Lance Storm to become a major superstar.