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Publisher's Summary

Ever since being brought up by The Beatles, Frankie Boyle has been a tremendous liar. Join him on his adventures with his chum Clangy The Brass Boy and laugh as he doesn’t accidentally kill a student nurse when a party gets out of hand. I don't think anyone can have written an autobiography without at some point thinking "Why would anyone want to know this shit?" I've always read them thinking "I don't want to know where Steve Tyler grew up, just tell me how many groupies he f**ked!"'

So begins Frankie's outrageous, laugh-out loud, cynical rant on life as he knows it. From growing up in Pollockshaws, Glasgow (‘it was an aching cement void, a slap in the face to Childhood, and for the family it was a step up'), to his rampant teenage sex drive (‘in those days if you glimpsed a nipple on T.V. it was like porn Christmas'), and first job working in a mental hospital ('where most evenings were spent persuading an old man in his pants not to eat a family sized block of cheese'), nothing is out of bounds.

Outspoken, outrageous and brilliantly inappropriate, Frankie Boyle, the dark heart of Mock the Week, says the unsayable as only he can. From the TV programmes he would like to see made ('Celebrities On Acid On Ice: just like Celebrity Dancing On Ice, but with an opening sequence where Graham Norton hoses the celebrities down with liquid LSD'), to his native Scotland and the Mayor of London ('voting for Boris Johnson wasn't that different to voting for a Labrador wearing a Wonder Woman costume'), nothing and no one is safe from Frankie's fearless, sharp-tongued assault. Sharply observed and full of taboo-busting, we-really-shouldn't-be-laughing-at-this humour, My Shit Life So Far shows why Frankie Boyle really is the blackest man in show business.

©2009 Frankie Boyle (P)2011 HarperCollins

Critic Reviews

‘If you like Harry Potter and the Da Vinci Code, why are you even looking at this, you retard?" (Jimmy Carr)
‘If you are suffocating in cosy Christmas cheer, this abrasively cynical, relentlessly misanthropic book might feel like a welcome faceful of ice-cold water straight out of the Clyde." ( The Sunday Times)
"Quite triumphantly, this is the most abusive, obscene, insulting memoir yet published…Many, many funny lines here. A difficult book to read sedately in public." ( The Evening Standard)

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  • 14-11-2018

grande

Genial. Bestial. lo mejor de lo mejor. nada tan oscuro y gracioso al mismo tiempo

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  • seagull
  • 06-05-2013

Great Story...Shame Frankie Didn't Narrate It

Frankie's life from when he was born up until the book was published a few years ago. As his life story unfolds we are constantly bombarded by Frankie's biting opinions/anecdotes. If you love Frankie's work then it's an essential read. My only real complaint is that he does not narrate it and it would have been so much better if he had. Instead we get a perfectly competent Scots narrator but it's not quite the same - it's a bit like listing to his stand up routing delivered by someone else.

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  • Christopher Wilton
  • 19-01-2012

Excellent Listening

An insight into the soft underbelly of one of Britain's most acerbic and edgy comedians. Listeners will have fun discerning what is genuine from what is sheer hyperbole.

There's some good laughs in it as well, just when the narrative seems to lull Frankie smacks you in the chops with some bizarre observation that will make you laugh out loud and continue listening. -- Kinda like Stockholm Syndrome, you begin to empathise with your assailant.

Biography is merely the thread from which hangs the frankly disturbing, but not unintelligent, mindset of this deeply intriguing and engaging individual. I've already purchased his second book and look forward to the experience.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-07-2012

Sh**e

Seriously this is rubbish. I just didn't get it. I have seen Frankie Boyle on Mock the week and stand up and I know what type of comedian he is, but this is awful. He just talks nonsense and doesn't make any sense. The parts don't even follow on from each other, it's as if he has just wrote down whatever thoughts popped in to his head at the time. Please don't waste your time, money or credit on this.

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  • robert
  • 14-02-2012

Somewhat disappointing

For someone who is so funny in his stand up there are surprisingly few real belly laughs in his book. A few, but not many.

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  • Dan
  • 05-07-2020

I have to say well told!

amazing funny & well narrated worth listening to even though I had already read it!

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  • Captncosmos
  • 06-04-2019

Brutally Honest

I wouldn't want it any other way from Frankie, brutal and dead straight, and an interesting life too, It was a pleasure to learn about his life and achievements.

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  • Bobbie John
  • 06-04-2019

lazy frankie ruined his book...

a great booked ruined by a random Scottish man being asked to read it when only frankie can really do it justice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-02-2018

funny as fuck

he's a crucial critic moving into our dystopian future. if you think he's a horrible cunt then you're indeed a horrible cunt

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  • Eoin Harnett
  • 16-12-2016

Great listen!

While not narrated by Frankie, Angus King delivers a fantastic performance worth listening to nonetheless. The book is definitely too crude for most, but if you're a fan of Frankie and non-Politically Correct humour, you're in for a treat!

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  • Carl Chivers
  • 02-11-2015

Hilarious

Hilarious in the way that only Frankie boyle can be. Hilarious to some. Offensive to most!

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