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Publisher's Summary

Laugh along with Michael McIntyre as he lifts the curtain on his life in his long-awaited new autobiography.

Michael’s first book ended with his big break at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance. Waking up the next morning in the tiny rented flat he shared with his wife, Kitty, and their one-year-old son, he was beyond excited about the new glamorous world of show business. Unfortunately, he was also clueless....

In A Funny Life, Michael honestly and hilariously shares the highs and the lows of his rise to the top and desperate attempts to stay there. It’s all here, from his disastrous panel show appearances, to his hit TV shows, from mistakenly thinking he’d be a good chat show host and talent judge, to finding fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams and becoming the biggest-selling comedian in the world. Along the way, he opens his man drawer, narrowly avoids disaster when his trousers fall down in front of three policemen and learns the hard way why he should always listen to his wife.

Michael has had a silly life, a stressful life, sometimes a moving and touching life, but always A Funny Life.

©2021 Michael McIntyre (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Laugh out loud funny

Michael McIntyre recounts the highs and lows of his journey with humor, perspective and gratitude

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  • James Deans
  • 14-10-2021

Fantastic!!

another fantastic autobiography I laughed and cried.. highly recommended to anyone who loves or doesn't like Michael lol

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  • Adam Francis
  • 17-10-2021

Amazing book

Laughed , cried , whinced , smiled on just about every page of this book !

Love Micheal McIntyre and love the way he’s not really reading an audiobook as such but a story of his success(and failure 😑) out loud !

If ever you needed inspiration to become a comedian this is it !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-2021

Fantastic

Loved listening to this, a good story and really interesting to get a glimpse behind the scenes of showbiz life and Michaels rise to the top. Funny and heartwarming

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  • andrew ritchie
  • 19-10-2021

Exceptional!!!

I enjoyed every second of this audio book. I had no idea of the struggle required to make it in the business and hearing Michael narrate was amazing!

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  • Diane C.
  • 19-10-2021

5 stars are not enough!

I would give Michael's book 10 stars if I could! He is by far our favourite comedian and we were amazed by his struggle to stardom. Such a bonus it was read by Michael too! We really enjoyed it from start to finish!

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  • Emma Green, PhD, MSc, BSc
  • 19-10-2021

Fantastically funny!

I loved this book and didn’t want to stop listening. Light, funny and honest, with enough depth to keep it engaging. Lots of enjoyable anecdotes which never seemed egotistical or self-indulgent. Narration is excellent too, it’s so nice when an author really puts their all into reading their book, rather than just going through the motions.

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  • debs
  • 18-10-2021

Probably the best audio book i've ever heard

As a fan of Michael I have been so looking forward to listening to this book, he's his usual funny self as its read to you and feels like a big cuddle :D Such a lovely tribute to a very good friend. Well done Michael! Now hurry up and do a childrens' book LOL x

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  • S Brown
  • 18-10-2021

Awful

Extremely dull.
Very disappointed because generally I like Michael McIntyre. It was badly written and not amusing … seriously began to wonder if there was commission being earned by constant repetition of the agent’s name?? Who cares about him? I’m not listening to the last hour as I was so bored by it, so apologies if this is where he suddenly makes it interesting.
One star only and that’s because he’s usually such good value.
Michael, stick to the jokes!

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  • Kate
  • 18-10-2021

Wonderful

I just can't help but love this man. Great follow up memoir and a wonderful tribute to his friend

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  • Susan Brabon
  • 17-10-2021

For the Captain

and it was. Wonderful. A joy to listen, thank you! An excellent memoir and fitting tribute.

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