My Booky Wook by Russell Brand
Inside Flap Description:
Russell Brand learned early on to make a joke of fear and failure. From a troubled childhood in industrial Essex, England, to his descent into addiction to alcohol, drugs, and sex in the seamy underbelly of London, Brand has seen his share of both and miraculously lived to tell the tale. In My Booky Wook he leads readers on a rollicking journey through his disastrous school career, his infamous antics on MTV, his multifarious sexual adventures. But this irreverent memoir is a story not simply of struggle but also of redemption, a testament to the difficulty of discovering what you want from life and the remarkable power of a bloody-minded determination to get it. My Booky Wook is a giddy trip through the brilliant mind of one of Britain's most valuable exports.
My Rating: A
My Review: At first this book was hard to get into. Russell Brand has a very scatterbrained type of comedy and his writing is pretty much the same. But after getting into the rhythm I was able to enjoy it. Many times I felt that he was hilarious and when he was serious it was very easy to take him seriously, which I sometimes find hard with comedians.
The book didn't always seem to follow an even remotely linear time path, but it made of for this confusion by completely bringing you to the present anecdote he was talking about.
The best thing about this book was that for someone who acted so selfishly for most of his life, you could tell that he loves so much the people who took care of him when he was at his worst. This is a great book for lovers of Brand and it will help you see why he his who he his and why things that he talks about are funny.