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Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Stewart Lee and celebrity memoirs

If you’re a fan of good books and concerned by the seemingly unstoppable rise of celebrity autobiographies, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle last night was a breath of fresh air. Stewart very wittily discussed the phenomenon of ‘toilet books’ and also took some pot-shots at authors like J K Rowling - no-one was safe. Chris Moyles were just one of the authors in his gunsights – very entertaining. Do watch it if you get a chance.
One celebrity memoir I can thoroughly recommend is Peter Kay’s ‘Sound of Laughter’ – very funny, and a great read. I grew up near Bolton, and Peter really has his finger on the pulse of Northern humour.

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