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That's Me in the Corner By Andrew Collins

That's Me in the Corner
by Andrew Collins

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Fast approaching his fortieth birthday, Andrew is cornered at a family gathering by the nine-year-old son of his brother-in-law's sister. Having seen him as a talking head on TV, the boy asks, 'What are you?' It is a question so frank and simple that Andrew doesn't have an immediate answer to hand. So, he sets out to retrace how he got there.
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That's Me in the Corner by Andrew Collins

Fast approaching his fortieth birthday, Andrew is cornered at a family gathering by the nine-year-old son of his brother-in-law's sister. Having seen him as a talking head on TV, the boy asks, 'What are you?' It is a question so frank and simple that Andrew doesn't have an immediate answer to hand. So, with hilarious self-deprecation, he sets out to retrace how he got to where he is today. Seventeen precarious jobs in seventeen years: from trolley collector at Sainsbury's to high-flying film critic sipping cocktails with Will Smith and Jerry Bruckheimer on a yacht in Cannes. This is Andrew's tale of rubbing shoulders with the world's biggest stars: pissing off Christini Ricci, having his hairstyle mocked by Noel Gallagher, trying not to wake Clive James from his afternoon nap, having his apple pie eaten by Bob Geldof, and somehow stumbling into the next dream job. Along the way, he's been the world's worst gossip columnist, an almost-hip young gunslinger at the NME, a Radio 1 DJ (enduring a hellish Radio 1 roadshow in a car park in Birmingham), an ITV presenter, "EastEnders" scriptwriter, ghost writer for a major TV personality and much, much more. It charts a world of hedonism, mundanity, towering egos, shallow idiocy and occasional moments of mind-blowing joy. And, of course, being sent shit in a box.

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About Andrew Collins


Andrew Collins was born in Northampton. He has written for NME, Q, Select, Observer, New Statesman, Word, Guardian and Radio Times. He won a Sony Gold award for Collins & Maconie's Hit Parade on Radio 1, hosted Radio 4's weekly film programme Back Row, presents his show on BBC 6 Music, fronts The Day The Music Died on Radio 2 and co-presented Collins & Maconie's Movie Club on ITV. His first sitcom, Grass, written with Simon Day, aired on BBC2 in 2003. With Lee Mack, he is currently co-writing a pilot sitcom for the BBC, starring Catherine Tate. He also co-wrote and performed Lloyd Cole Knew My Father on stage and for Radio 2. In addition to Where Did It All Go Right? and Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, Andrew is the author of Still Suitable For Miners, the official biography of Billy Bragg, and Friends Reunited. He is married with cats and lives in Surrey.

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GOR001005268
That's Me in the Corner by Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Crimson Publishing
2007-05-03
336
0091897866
9780091897864
N/A
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