I Am What I Am

( 14 )

Overview

Written with John’s trademark style, I Am What I Am is filled with juicy titbits from behind the scenes of Doctor Who and Torchwood, alongside heartwarming family anecdotes and personal revelations, including John’s perspective on fame and how it has affected him. Intimately exploring aspects of John’s current life, this memoir gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with exclusive anecdotes from recent and ongoing projects, all told with John’s trademark charm and humor—an unmissable treat for ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (40) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $15.01   
  • Used (38) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$15.01
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(2502)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
1843173794 This item is brand new. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Thank you for supporting our small, family-owned business!

Ships from: ACWORTH, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$32.13
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(1)

Condition: New
21/09/2009 Hardcover New Book In Stock, All orders dispatched same day from our UK warehouse, book cover may vary. Trusted Bucks Retailer, Est 2000. Remember to check our ... Alibris Store. Happy reading: ) *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
I Am What I Am

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

Written with John’s trademark style, I Am What I Am is filled with juicy titbits from behind the scenes of Doctor Who and Torchwood, alongside heartwarming family anecdotes and personal revelations, including John’s perspective on fame and how it has affected him. Intimately exploring aspects of John’s current life, this memoir gives fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with exclusive anecdotes from recent and ongoing projects, all told with John’s trademark charm and humor—an unmissable treat for any fan.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A frank and unvarnished look at [Barrowman’s] life."  —Out Magazine on Anything Goes

"Told with real heart and characteristic Barrowman charm . . . a wonderful tale of how one boy achieved his dreams."  —Philadelphia Gay News on Anything Goes

"We always thought Torchwood star and West End actor John Barrowman would make the perfect boyfriend . . . But after reading his autobiography Anything Goes, consider us smitten."  —Modern Tonic

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843173793
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Barrowman currently stars as Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood and Doctor Who. Carol Barrowman, John’s sister, is a professor of English at Alverno College, Wisconsin, and a journalist. They are the coauthors of Anything Goes.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Author's Acknowledgements 7

1 'Promenade' 9

2 'We Are What We Are' 15

Table Talk #1 'You People Can't Go in There' 29

3 'Where Do We Go From Here?' 35

4 'I Can Do That' 49

Table Talk #2 'We Have a Hostage Situation - Send in the Clowns' 61

5 'I Know Him So Well' 67

Table Talk #3 'Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang!' 81

6 'I'd Do Anything' 85

Table Talk #4 'There's an Iguana in the Toilet and He's Grinning at Me' 97

7 'Make the Dirt Stick' 105

Table Talk #5 'Blame It on the Flip-Flops . . . and the Harveys' 115

8 'Mr Saturday Night' 119

9 'Joints and Jam' 137

Table Talk #6 'Was That Captain Jack Racing a Rickshaw?' 153

10 'O Canada' 161

Table Talk #7 'Oh No, You Didn't!' 169

11 'On the Road Again' 175

Table Talk #8 'Two Men and Their Dogs' 189

12 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square' 195

Table Talk #9 'Zaza, Elphaba, Tottie and Me' 209

13 'Destination Anywhere' 215

14 'I Am What I Am' 229

Table Talk #10 'Goodnight and Thank You' 243

Index 249

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 14 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(12)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 14 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2011

    Awesome Read

    I absolutely loved every minute of this book. It was so gripping, hilarious and insughtful that I read it in all of one day. I couldn't put it down to save my life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 13, 2010

    This is NOT the paperback with the extra chapters!!!

    If you are looking for the paperback with the extra chapters about La Cage and such, you want ISBN #978-1-84317-493-6, which B&N currently doesn't have available on its site (6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2010). You should be available to special order it from any B&N store location, though. I just don't have one closer than 30 miles, so this was my only option; plus, I had a gift card given to me specifically for the purchase of ISBN #978-1-84317-493-6. *sigh*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 26, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Wonderful Followup to Anything Goes

    As John has said while promoting the book, this is not a second biography. This is a memoir and much of it deals with what has happened since Anything Goes was written.

    As with Anything Goes, Carole and John have crafted an engaging mixture of personal and professional insights. Reading the book feels as though you are actually having an intimate chat with the man himself.

    I would recommend this book to anyone, fan or not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 17, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    As a lifelong fan of Doctor Who and just recently got into Torch

    As a lifelong fan of Doctor Who and just recently got into Torchwood I am a huge fan...a HUGE FAN of
    John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness)!! He could just stand in front of the camera and smile his huge
    dashing smile and I'll be content with that!! Ha-Ha!

    So as a fan of the two shows and him, once I found out that he wrote a book about himself I just couldn't say no.
    So I interloaned I Am What I Am at my library. And I gotta tell ya...still in love with that guy!

    Barrowman mostly talks about his life in the life of Doctor Who and Torchwood and he takes you behind
    the scenes of how he got involved and how much he just loves being on the show. Want to know how he
    got into show biz? Want to see how his family helped him out in so many ways? Then this book will answer
    all of that.

    Sometimes I feel like a stalker reading a biography of someone that is STILL ALIVE!!! I'm fine reading a
    biography or autobiography of someone that has passed on, but someone that is still alive and I'm reading
    all their little dark secrets, I don't know. It just feels weird. 

    But in this case, I am totally fine reading about the life of one John Barrowman. Mostly because he is such a
    great guy. He loves his job, his family and he just loves life. Doesn't care what anybody says or feels towards
    him, he just gets back up and glides through life with a huge smile on his face!! Any fans of Doctor Who or
    Torchwood needs to read this book for the insights of the shows but also to one of the men who makes it
    possible to love it even more!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Great bio!

    I've read this cover to cover more than once. John Barrowman has lived an interesting life so far. His tales are funny and motivating.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 2, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    A Little Disappointing

    I'm a BIG John Barrowman fan. I read his first biography and just LOVED it. It was interesting and made me laugh. I read this one, expecting it to be at least as good as the last, but was disappointed. After reading this one, I was left wondering WHY. Why did he write it... was he bored and had nothing better to do?... I think he should have waited a little longer and then maybe he would have had something more interesting to say.... It wasn't a horrible book, and if you're a John Barrowman fan, you'll buy it anyway. It really just fills us in on what he's been doing for the past few years, since writing his first book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 14 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)