The brilliantly funny and inimitable Alan Carr tells his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise to become one of Britain's best-loved comedians.
The brilliantly funny and inimitable Alan Carr tells his life story in his own words, from growing up in a football-mad family in Northampton to his rise to become one of Britain's best-loved comedians. 'Puberty had been unkind. Whereas it had come in the night and left the other boys with chiselled, stubbly chins and deep masculine voices, I'd been left with a huge pair of knockers and the voice of a pensioner.' Alan Carr Alan Carr grew up in one of the most boring towns in England -- Northampton. A place known for making shoes. It was also known for its football club, Northampton Town FC. Alan's dad as manager of the club was a local hero. A dream come true for most lads, but not Alan. Alan wore glasses and had man boobs at 14. He did not like P.E. In his very first book, Alan tells his life story, ('oh and what a life') with his unique twist of natural, observational humour -- 'I'm not saying I'm a fantasist but there have been times when things that I've seen on television when I was younger have tended to seep into my subconscious and blended into my own life.I remember telling my Mum about the time I stopped that woman from having a diamond encrusted necklace stolen and she'd say 'No Alan, that was Poirot. ' With his tongue-in-cheek, end of pier humour that made him famous, Alan describes an ordinary life in bursts of technicolour. His journey from awkward schoolboy hiding his man-boobs on the pitch, drinking tea with the dinner ladies and working in a call centre, to becoming one of our best-loved comedians likened to the great Frankie Howerd, make his book a guaranteed tickler with a laugh-out-loud gag on every page.
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'[He] mixes the populism of Peter Kay with the camp of Larry Grayson.' Evening Standard 'This is very much Alan Carr's moment.' Heat 'joyous stuff that anyone can relate to.' Independent 'Alan Carr is the spiritual son of Frankie Howerd.' City Life 'My ballbag slipped out of my body stocking during a Bums and Tums class. I only realised when an old lady tried to poke it back in.' 'The pool was filled with so many chemicals if you did more than two lengths you changed sex.' (on school swimming lessons). ALAN CARR
About Alan Carr
Alan Carr was born in Weymouth in 1976 and grew up mainly in Northampton. He is famously the son of football manager Graham Carr. He won the BBC New Comedian of the Year in 2001 and his 2007 stand-up tour, filmed for his DVD Tooth Fairy, released at Christmas; was a nation-wide sell-out. Alan has homes in London and Manchester.
Look who it is!: My Story by Alan Carr
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