cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » So Me
eBook So Me ePub

eBook So Me ePub

by Graham Norton

  • ISBN: 0340833483
  • Category: Arts and Literature
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Graham Norton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (August 31, 2004)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1652 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1621 kb
  • Other: lit azw doc rtf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 125

Description

Подписчиков: 1 млнО себе: Chatting slowly towards the grave.

Подписчиков: 1 млнО себе: Chatting slowly towards the grave.

No, I read this book because I like Graham Norton, adore his show and knew nothing about him as a person. Well, this definitely delivers

No, I read this book because I like Graham Norton, adore his show and knew nothing about him as a person. Well, this definitely delivers. All the sordid details of his past, including an almost-time as a rent boy, failed relationships and steamy hookups, celebrity g . I could go in depth about how the writing isn't great, the "plot" meanders and skips things and grammar is questionable but lets be honest: people do not read these kinds of books for their literary merits. There usually are none.

I love Graham Norton, so I have to be honest, I was a little nervous about reading his book, in case I didn't enjoy it. .In some places it was a little darker than I had expected it to be, and at other times somewhat heart breaking

I love Graham Norton, so I have to be honest, I was a little nervous about reading his book, in case I didn't enjoy it and felt disappointed, but it was exactly the things I love in a book. It's the kind of murder mystery story that doesn't get bogged down in police procedural, which is the part of crime fiction that generally sends me to sleep. In some places it was a little darker than I had expected it to be, and at other times somewhat heart breaking. Life is full of surprises.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Born in 1963, Graham Norton was brought up in County Cork, Ireland. Hugely entertaining and refreshingly honest, So Me is the memoir everybody has been waiting for. Graham Norton. His family was Protestant in a 98% Catholic area - his father was a Guinness representative and his mother a leading member of the Mother's Union. He dropped out after a year of studying at University College in Cork, went to San Francisco where he was briefly engaged and then moved to London to join the Central School of Speech and Drama and, until his late 20s, worked as a waiter and a barman.

Read online books written by Norton, Graham in our e-reader absolutely for free. Author of So Me at ReadAnyBook.

Send The Telegraph's Agony Uncle, TV star Graham Norton your questions. Thank you for your support. Ready to hand out life advice and opinions to your problems.

He is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and an eight-time award winner, overall. Originally shown on BBC Two before moving to other slots on BBC One, it succeeded Friday Night with Jonathan Ross in BBC One's prestigious late-Friday-evening slot in 2010.

Celebrity guests, hilarious stories and all the best bits from The Graham Norton Show.

So Me. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of loveable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human. The intimate and hilarious memoir of the country’s favourite TV presenter comes to paperback.

Hugely entertaining and refreshingly honest, So Me is the memoir everybody has been waiting for. Graham Norton, whose impish charm and quick wit has earned him a place in our hearts, looks back at his life so far, a personal journey that begins in a remote village in Ireland forty years ago. Packed with anecdotes about his time at Cork University before dropping out and joining a commune of hippies in San Francisco, about his disastrous attempts at becoming a serious actor and about the rise of his comedy career in London, this is a hilarious, insightful and at times moving account of a very colourful life. As Norton puts it himself, So Me is "a real romp through a journey from living in a cockroach-infested council flat in Hackney to buying Claudia Schiffer's townhouse in Manhattan, from my mother dragging me to school to me dragging her to Sharon Stone's house for New Year's brunch". Containing Graham Norton's trademark stamp of surreal humour and wry observation, So Me is a treat for all of the presenter's millions of fans.

Comments

watchman watchman
Nobody as engaging as GN could possibly write a boring autobio and neither has he. If you are going to be irritated by his name dropping, then rather buy a bio of a neurosurgeon. If you watch GN's show, you will know not to expect a literary marvel but more of the same and he delivers up in spades. This is an extraordinarily candid memoir, not at an intellectual level but certainly on the personal front. Written I think in 2004, no doubt there is even more to come, in which I would like to think that he has found his man who can be there for him. Great entertainment but then not perhaps unexpected; after all, he is a great entertainer.
Marinara Marinara
Graham, thank you for telling your story and for telling it with such understated charm. I'm a bit younger than you, born in Glasgow, raised Brethren and came out a few years ago. So why is it that I felt a connection to your very different story? The way you tell it and the person you describe - I think that's it. Either that, or it's the common loves we seem to share. Booze and friends. As Groucho said. Thank you for your book. It made me laugh from the time I picked it up, to the time I put it down. One day, I might even read it!
Tiainar Tiainar
Interesting until about half way through, then it all seems to be far to much "me, me,me". Yes, l know it's all about Graham, but it was way to much about how fab Graham thinks he is and why everybody else should too. The story of what makes someone who they are is usually fascinating, but Graham is a wee bit to self absorbed for me.
spark spark
Graham Norton is an excellent writer. He tells all about his upbringing and rise to fame with a warmth and humor that is delightful. He comes across as genuine in a way that few celebrities do. I highly recommend this book.
Jare Jare
Graham is honest in his accounts of all the events in his full life. He is true to self in his approach to his readers as he was to his friends and acquaintances. I have never enjoyed a biography so much as this one. I laughed throughout and the moments in time that are meant to be poignant failed to make me pity them. I giggled my way through the book and found it difficult to put down, in fact sheer annoyance for me to do so.

I want Graham Norton to live a long life so he will tell his fans more about his interesting life. He has the magical ability to make the reader feel they know him.
caster caster
Great fun to read. I really like Graham Norton. He writes just like he speaks on his show. He's very personable and it was a fun journey. I must admit I felt compelled to read it all in one day. I've always enjoyed Graham's down-to-earthness, his cheek and his fun and humourous outlook. It was nice to see how he progressed over his years. Thank you Graham. (And Graham, I won't talk about it to your mum :)
Gholbirdred Gholbirdred
I love Graham and I love this book. It's honest and funny. Once you get involved you can't stop.
Not over impressed. Like Graham's shows and had a fair idea that it would be rude and rich with bodily fluids. I wasn't wrong. Well written but a bit "star struck "in the latter part, as these books always are.