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

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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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