Anything Goes

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From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination and success in the movies The Producers and De-Lovely. Television success was also assured when Torchwood won a Best Drama BAFTA. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, coming out to his ...

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Overview

From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination and success in the movies The Producers and De-Lovely. Television success was also assured when Torchwood won a Best Drama BAFTA. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, coming out to his family, turning down a job at Disney, and his civil partnership with long-term partner Scott Gill. Revelatory and insightful, told with real heart and characteristic Barrowman charm, this is a wonderful tale of how one boy achieved his dreams.

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"Told with real heart . . . a wonderful tale."  —Philadelphia Gay News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843173335
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 352,367
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Barrowman, John’s sister, is a professor of English at Alverno College, Wisconsin, and a journalist.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

    Great Bio

    Mr. Barrowman has written a great and funny autobiography. It's touching at times, funny throughout and encouraging. John has achieved a lot and shares his experiences along the way, being sure to include his family's support throughout the book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    The story of a universal entertainer .. stage, screen, CD, panto

    John Barrowman was born in Scotland but raised in the US. He is a universal entertainer in that he sings, dances, acts, and generally lives life.

    The book takes you through John's life so far in music-themed chapters. It is a fun and easy read ... delightful for a summer day at the beach or a winter eve by the fire. You'll get an insight into what made the entertainer and what keeps him ticking.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Whovian spoiler! Beware of the spoiling! And dont blink!

    Captain jack harknes is............................................................................dont peek if you arent to donna yet.......................................................................................................................................................................................really..........................................dont peek.........................................................your life may be ruined..................................................................big secret.........watch "gridlock" first............................O.o................................................dont do it................wait until you watch it..............................................................Spoilers.............................................SPOILERS.........................................SPOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLEEEEEEEEEERRRSSSSSSS................................................are you ready for this........................jack cant die right?..............but he still ages......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................CAPTAIN JACK HARKNES IS THE FACE OF BOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    Love it!

    I got this book because I love John Barrowman and it was great! I loved reading about his life and thought the pictures in the book were a nice touch.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

    Best Bio I have seen.

    I got this book as a gift and i am glad i did. I wanted this book becuase i love John Barrowman as Captian Jack in Torchwood and Doctor Who, though i prefer Torchwood. I laughed in every chapter and gained insight into one of the best actors i have seen in awile. I recommend this book to anyone who loves Torchwood or Doctor Who. You will not be disapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    A thoroughly entertaining and delightful read!!!

    Those who are familiar with John's work on Doctor Who and Torchwood will love this book, however, nonfans will also find much to admire in his story. This is a man who truly loves what he does and seems truly grateful and blessed no matter what project he's working in. The acting world could use more people like him!!! It's also very refreshing and very brave of Barrowman to speak so openly and honestly about his struggles with his sexuality-both in the industry and in his personal life. He is a great advocate and role model for the LGBT community and might someday be able to bridge the divide which still exists today between the gay and straight worlds, through his charm, good humor, and sheer talent!!! Hey, it is possible!!! As for the Barrowman clan, being from IL myself I felt like I knew them. I really felt bad in particular, when John told the tale of the family's failed trip to my hometown!!! Being I've spent my whole life here, I've had the whole Lincoln thing drummed into me since grade school and maybe take things for granted in that regard. However, I think the Barrowmans would have thoroughly enjoyed the trip, had they made it- ROFLMAO!!!!

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