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My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

A brilliant book

This book is absolutely amazing. I've had it for some time, and I highly recommend it. Russell Brand is an extremely talented writer, in addition to his stand up, which is also amazing. His story is an inspiration to anyone who is trying to overcome any sort of demon...
This book is absolutely amazing. I've had it for some time, and I highly recommend it. Russell Brand is an extremely talented writer, in addition to his stand up, which is also amazing. His story is an inspiration to anyone who is trying to overcome any sort of demon, no matter what size it is.

posted by 845799 on January 16, 2009

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Better off watching his stand-up

I am a Russell Brand fan, of his comedy. This book, although brutally honest, gets boring. It's hard to feel empathy for the trials and travails he's been through because his writing leads the reader to believe he's only reporting what happened - not that he has any c...
I am a Russell Brand fan, of his comedy. This book, although brutally honest, gets boring. It's hard to feel empathy for the trials and travails he's been through because his writing leads the reader to believe he's only reporting what happened - not that he has any connection to any of it. Everything is a few feet away from him. He writes about horrible things he's done, but doesn't explain or analyze why he did them or how those experiences affected him. He jumps from one experience to the next (or just around in time) but doesn't link those experiences to an overall outcome.

There are some laugh-at-loud moments in the book, but the overall feeling I had after I finished reading it was that he is a bastard, a talented bastard who has amazing people around him and has been lucky enough to fall up, but no true connections or deep relationships with anyone.

posted by VGrace on May 9, 2009

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  • Posted May 9, 2009

    Better off watching his stand-up

    I am a Russell Brand fan, of his comedy. This book, although brutally honest, gets boring. It's hard to feel empathy for the trials and travails he's been through because his writing leads the reader to believe he's only reporting what happened - not that he has any connection to any of it. Everything is a few feet away from him. He writes about horrible things he's done, but doesn't explain or analyze why he did them or how those experiences affected him. He jumps from one experience to the next (or just around in time) but doesn't link those experiences to an overall outcome.

    There are some laugh-at-loud moments in the book, but the overall feeling I had after I finished reading it was that he is a bastard, a talented bastard who has amazing people around him and has been lucky enough to fall up, but no true connections or deep relationships with anyone.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    If you enjoy Russell, you will enjoy the book.

    If you enjoy Russell Brand you will enjoy the book. Definitely written in his voice. If you have seen his act, you can just hear him telling the story. There are some parts that you are not sure if you should laugh or be disturbed. He has had a lot of ups and downs and certainly has a unique perspective.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2009

    wow

    There is really not much to say about this book. But wow, some parts I just felt so wrong for reading yet I couldn't stop. It took me 2 days to read. I do believe reading the book first then watching forgetting sarah marshall helped me catch the humor in his parts of the movie. I was really looking forward to reading this book but kind of a drab that I paid almost $30 for it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2008

    I love it!!!

    Loved this book. I have the paperback and will probably invest in the hardcover as well.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2014

    Sample ok

    Needs a bit more to find out if worth buying

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    omg.....

    thisnwas an ok book would not recomend it though

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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