39 of 39 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Tragically unfunny
Disadvantages Unfunnilly tragic!
I think I began reading Russell Brand's ludicrously titled book My Booky Wook because I was repelled and rather un-amused by the antics of this somewhat androgynous self created character that kept appearing everywhere I looked on television. He seemed to embody all that was the very stuff of twenty first century celebrity to me. The image he appeared to be projecting was of a very self aware Tourette 's syndrome sufferer who had realised that the market value of his condition was bankable and decided to flaunt it. Even though my initial reaction to this freak with a hair style that would ...
63 of 63 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Easy to read, brutally honest, you know the man himself has written it
Disadvantages Not sure
My Booky Wook is Russel Brand's autobiography. So who is Russel Brand? He is a comedian, tv and radio presenter and actor. He has won a number of rewards including Time Out's Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards and Best TV Performer at the Press Guild Awards, Most Stylsih Man at GQ's Men of the Year Awards and the Sun's Shagger of the Year. Russel's book starts at his childhood and takes us on a journey of his life. When reading his book you can see why he as ended up as the wild man we know on the television. The irony though is that as wild as he may seem ...
19 of 22 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Great read, intellegently written, funny, emotional.
. I absolutely loved My Booky Wook. It's packed with really funny anecdotes and is intelligently written. The narrative is such that it’s as if he were talking to you or telling his story to an audience which is great, especially if you’re a fan of his and enjoy his stand up performances. Russell invites us into his past to see the way that he grew up and his struggle for stardom, shown by experiences in his life that are both tragic and touching. I loved Russell's stand up comedy before reading this so I thought I'd enjoy it and I was certainly not disappointed. However, I think ...
5 of 5 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages very funny
Disadvantages uses some bad language
Russell Brand, the comedian-cum-tabloid personality, is a peculiar chap. A cult performer who is a celebrity, he is less known for his work than his lifestyle. Yet his work is his lifestyle. Or as he puts it: 'My life is just a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents.' And Brand possesses an embarrassment of embarrassments. But what sets him apart from all comedians offering up their navel contents for public inspection is an exceptional combination of candour, ardour and humour. There is nothing he won't reveal in search of a laugh ...
6 of 6 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Written in the way he speaks makes this book enjoyable to read
Disadvantages The book sometimes delves a little too deep into the world of alcohol and drugs
I've always found Russell Brand funny and love watching his stuff on the tv but I wasn't planning on reading his autobiography. However, after my sister recommended it I thought I would give it a read. It's taken me a couple of months to read but I'm glad I did. It tells of Russell Brand's life up to the present including his troubling childhood and teenage life, up to his stay in a rehab facility for addiction. I thoroughly enjoyed the autobiography and even though at times it is touching Russell has managed to keep the reader drawn in. There are times when you will want to laugh and times ...
9 of 9 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Fabulous twisting of the English language
Disadvantages May not appeal to those of a weak disposition
My Booky wook is a brutally honest biography of the English dandy Russel Brand. He may fool us with his massive hair and strange twistings of the english language but Brand opens up and lets us enter what became a drug fueled hedonism jumping from extreme highs to dangerous lows. When I first saw the book I knew I wanted to read it, with a name like 'My booky wook' written in slightly blurred neon pink, it perfectly reflects Brand's unique sense of humour. Just to give you an idea of what else is included here are some of the chapter names (in no particular order), - umbilical noose - boobaloo ...
26 of 26 Ciao users found the following review helpful
I liked this book, its very blunt and as you read the words you can imagine Russell Brand is actually in the room talking to you himself because the text is exactly how he comes across on tv. Its a very frank account of his life, he's very honest and open about his past and makes a good read.
16 of 20 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Very easy to read, brutally honest
Disadvantages sexually explicit
I bought myself this for christmas.Its Russell Brands autobiography and its bloody brillient. What a mental life he has had. This book is very funny, and very honest. I dont think its impersonal at all, its very close to the bone and he is brutally honest about himself and his mistakes. Yes it is very sexually explicit and there are many sexual and drug references, so perhaps not one to loan to your mum. The book follows Russell from his earliest memories through to now. It starts off with him in a sex addicts clinic in America, so you know what the tone of the book will be. Despite the ...
10 of 11 Ciao users found the following review helpful
Advantages Very interesting tale of his life written in his unique style
Disadvantages you wont get it if you dont get russell
If you're not familiar with Russell's unique style then I would stay away from this book as you'll spend a long time wondering what he's muttering on about. However if you are a fan, and then this is another great example of his style of humour that is very enjoyable indeed! You'll be shocked by the stories, the book is very interesting because of the life he's had but is made more readable in the way it's written. I found myself laughing at stories that, if written by anyone else, would bring a tear to the eye because they're so sad. Unlike most biographies this seems to tell all, well enough ...
26 of 32 Ciao users found the following review helpful
If you like Russell Brand, this is a must read. A true and frank insite to his life and his journey through drink, drugs and his clime to stardom. You have to be a fan on Russell Brand to appreciate the flow of the book as it is written exactly as he speaks with his flare for using as many long and winding words as he can. Very funny and enjoyable read, not for the faint harted.