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- Hardcover : 368 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1473681316
- ISBN-10 : 1473681316
- Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton (24 July 2018)
- Dimensions : 15.9 x 6.8 x 24.2 cm
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 344,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Adam Hills is an Australian comedian and television presenter.
Alongside his stand-up, he is known in Australia for hosting the music and quiz show Spicks and Specks and the talk show Adam Hills Tonight. His combination of positive uplifting comedy and spontaneity has seen him receive a number of awards and glowing reviews along the way. In 2012, he hosted a one-off series for Channel 4 airing over 2012 London Paralympics called The Last Leg. Now in its 12th series, the show is one of the most popular shows in the UK.
This is his first book.
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My only criticism relates to his story about when Little Nell appeared on Spicks and Specks. He describes her as having played Magenta on Rocky Horror. Adam, I love you dearly, but she was Colombia, not Magenta. I've been a Rocky Horror fan far longer than I have one of yours!
I have been a fan of comedy & stand up comedians for just about as long as I can remember & have always loved Adam Hills. Only on devouring this reeling of his ups & downs & inspirations in the world of comedy have I come to realise just what makes him so appealing. Not only can he write a good joke, he is genuine, kind and had a positive attitude that pervades throughout all of his work. Listening to this book was like having him leaning on the kitchen bench chatting about life & telling tales of his adventures meeting comedy idols, jet lag, or getting stranded in country South Australia on the way to a gig. His passion for his work shines through in every story.
Along the way, their insight into the light & dark sides of the entertainment industry as well as the inner workings of radio & TV shows. And yes, his right foot gets it's share of air time. While it certainly doesn't dominate the narrative, there are some very poignant moments relating to disability and how it is viewed by society and whether this is beginning to change.
Time for me to stop raving & simply say "Go read/listen for yourself".
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It gives lots of details of previous tours in both this country, Australia and Canada.
The book falls into two main parts; his route into comedy and his early years, prepared for publication some years ago and his more recent diary entries. I would have perhaps preferred a more consistent style, but the diary entries proved to be so much better than the earlier anecdotal approach, that in the end I didn't mind at all. The extensive selection of photos is also a great idea.