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    DescriptionRussell Brand grew up in Essex . His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at 12 and left school at 16 to study at the Italia Conti stage school. There, he began drinking heavily and taking drugs. He regularly visited prostitutes in Soho, began cutting himself, took drugs on stage during his stand-up shows, and even set himself on fire while on crack cocaine. He has been arrested 11 times and fired from 3 different jobs - including from XFM and MTV - and he claims to have slept with over 2,000 women. In 2003 Russell was told that he would be in prison, in a metal hospital or dead within six months unless he went in to rehab. He has now been clean for three years. In 2006 his presenting career took off, and he hosted the NME awards as well as his own MTV show, 1 Leicester Square, plus Big Brother's Big Mouth on Channel 4. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon, the second most popular podcast of the year after Ricky Gervais. He was awarded Time Out's Stand Up Comedian of the Year and won Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards. In 2007 Russell hosted both the Brit Awards and Comic Relief, and continued to front Big Brother's Big Mouth. His BBC2 radio podcast became the UK's most popular. Russell writes a weekly football column in the Guardian and is the patron of Focus 12, a charity helping people with alcohol and substance misuse.


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    Title
    My Booky Wook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Russell Brand
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340936177
    ISBN 10: 0340936177
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA, APT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: ENGM1075
    DC22: 791.45092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T Approval Code: A07700000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000, PER015000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    Libri: ERIN2084
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    DC22: 792.7/028/0924
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN1992.4.B69 A3 2007
    Thema V1.0: ATJ, DNBF1
    Illustrations note
    45 colour
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    07 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Russell Brand is a comedian, journalist, TV and radio presenter and actor. He has won numerous awards including Time Out's Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, Best TV Performer at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Most Stylish Man at GQ's Men of the Year Awards and the Sun's Shagger of the Year.
    Review quote
    Candid, funny and moving. Sun How in God's name did the publishers ever get him to sit down and write the bloody thing? Because make no mistake - unlike most celebrity biogs, MY BOOKY WOOK has definitely been written by Brand. London Lite Part funny, but part hugely disturbing ... Grazia 'The most talented stand-up comedian to emerge in Britain this decade, Brand combines Eddie Izzard's rare ability to carry a whole crowd along on an audacious flight of comic fancy with the carnal magnetism of the young George Best. Audiences leave a Brand performance not just entertained but actively debauched by his catalogue of erotic misadventure.' Daily Telegraph To his expanding CV can now be added a scandalous, libidinous memoir that is better written and more entertaining than any number of the celebrity autobiographies that clog the shelves of bookshops. Observer The Russell Brand of MY BOOKY WOOK is surprisingly approachable. The comedian's playful love of language is evident from his occasional lapse into obscure or archaic words, and sits well with his penchant for childishness... Inevitably, the main point of interest is Brand's addictions, drugs and sex, about which he writes with unexpected affability. Herald 335 dismal, masturbatory pagey-wages. Ian Hislop, Have I Got News For You Hliarious, sometimes brilliant, and always indulgenht Christopher Goodwin, Sunday Times rdgfdghfh. bob, Independent