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Look at ME, Look at ME! | [Dom Joly]

Look at ME, Look at ME!

At last in audio - Dom Joly's no holds barred autobiography of a man with the ego of Napoleon and the talent of Darren Day with a brand new exclusive introduction. Dom Joly reveals how he murdered his Armenian nanny before his second birthday, how as a student he inadvertently gave Kurt Cobain the inspiration for 'Smells like Teen Spirit', how as a producer for ITN he mistook John Major for a large lizard.
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Publisher's Summary

At last in audio - Dom Joly's no holds barred autobiography of a man with the ego of Napoleon and the talent of Darren Day with a brand new exclusive introduction. Dom Joly reveals how he murdered his Armenian nanny before his second birthday, how as a student he inadvertently gave Kurt Cobain the inspiration for 'Smells like Teen Spirit', how as a producer for ITN he mistook John Major for a large lizard, and how after being raped by a TV weathergirl the scandal was hushed up and Trigger Happy TV was born.

Dom Joly promises many other sensational revelations involving fellow celebrities including Vanessa Feltz, Peter Mandelson and Uday Hussein and many others yet to be identified.

©2004 Dom Joly (P)2011 Audible Ltd

What the Critics Say

"Joly serves up a narrative of the bizarre and improbably... Brutal electrocution of a nanny, a fling with Nigel from Turkmenistan and a stint at MI6 rouse laughs aplenty." (The Observer)

"If you thought Trigger Happy TV was well-observed, you'll discover it merely scratched the surface." (Heat)

"The bastard offspring of Spike Miligan and Baron Munchhausen, it is deeply strange and very funny." (Sunday Times)

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    Adrian Norwich, United Kingdom 15/12/2013
    Adrian Norwich, United Kingdom 15/12/2013 Member Since 2009

    Hello Ray

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    "I wanted it to be true"
    Would you listen to Look at ME, Look at ME! again? Why?

    Dom Joly's fake autobiography is full of far too credible tall tales that had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I think where he really nailed it though is by mixing in just enough reality with fantasy such that it's impossible for me to tell where the truth ends. I have to admit, when I started listening, I didn't know it was fiction. I hope more of it is true than I believe.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Look at ME, Look at ME!?

    Dom Joly: anarchist, spy, journalist and fool. Every twist is unexpected and amusing.


    What does Dom Joly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Dom's accents would doubtless not be attempted by a professional actor.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book definitely made me laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Perhaps not quite as good as his travel books, but excellent in its own right.

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    James United Kingdom 30/07/2013
    James United Kingdom 30/07/2013 Member Since 2006

    goldcd

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    "Somewhat wonderful"

    Dom was always 'that guy with the phone' until I picked up The Dark Tourist (which I enjoyed). Was a bit concerned that it that was a random fluke, but no, I also loved this.
    It's a somewhat novel concept for a book - an autobiography enhanced with out-rigtht whimsy and down-right untruths in an effort to enhance the readers enjoyment.
    Works beautifully, and I wish a few more writers would use this to gloss over the duller parts of their lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Reading, United Kingdom 22/04/2013
    Jason Reading, United Kingdom 22/04/2013 Member Since 2012

    Love Autobiographies especially by comedians

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    "Look at me, look a me"

    A very funny semi serious autobiography about the great mans exploits. Really enjoyed this, and the nice thing is - he responded to me on Facebook!Cant wait for his next book on Audible..

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    23/12/2012
    23/12/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Weird, funny... definitely worth a listen"

    I listened to the Dark tourist a while back and absolutely loved it, a combination of Joly's quirky sense of humor and his experiences in some of the least traveled to or bizarre places in the world, made an excellent listen.

    I found Look at me harder to get into, especially as I hadnt realised it was a spoof biography. However, although not quite as good as dark tourist it was still a great listen!

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    L BEDFORD, United Kingdom 15/10/2012
    L BEDFORD, United Kingdom 15/10/2012 Member Since 2006
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    "Hilarious AND thought provoking!"

    I've been a member of Audible for more than 5 years and until today I haven't been inspired to write a review about any of the 100-odd books I've downloaded.



    This book is excelelnt! From the moment I started listening, I didn't want to stop. This veryunpredictable and hilarious 'made-up' autobriography is throught-provoking, poignant in places, and surreal. I read on the way to/from work, and I laughed out loud so often that pasers-by must have wondered what the joke was. I want the whole world to read this book!



    Dom reads his own material well too, but he knows that. Thank you Dom, for brightening up my week!



    Note, there is some coarse language, so beware if you have delicate sensibilities. ...

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    Rowan pembroke dock, United Kingdom 06/07/2012
    Rowan pembroke dock, United Kingdom 06/07/2012 Member Since 2010

    Acid audible listener. I have over 200 books. Some good some great some bad

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    "Can't get enough of the talking dog"

    I have seen Dom live and he isn't very good.
    His books are though and they had me laughing out loud. No more so than when he meets his dog for the first time. Love his books

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    Stephen Sunderland, United Kingdom 14/02/2012
    Stephen Sunderland, United Kingdom 14/02/2012
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    "Funniest book for ages"

    After previously listening to the hugely entertaining The Dark Tourist last year, as soon as i saw this on here, i just had to have it...
    I listened to it on a nightshift at work and everyone was asking "what are you on?" as i was laughing so much.
    Extremely funny and i can't wait for his next book.
    The only negative thing i can say Look at ME, Look at ME! is, it's not bloody long enough...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Howard Edinburgh, United Kingdom 02/02/2012
    Howard Edinburgh, United Kingdom 02/02/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Very entertaining"

    I previously listened to the Dark Tourist and really enjoyed that. This flashed up on a recommendation list somewhere and I had a credit... so I downloaded it without investigating any further.

    ( I am embarrased to admit it took me until well into the 4th chapter before I realised what was going on and I confirmed things on amazon reviews!!! )

    Easy to listen to in the car and laugh out loud in more than a few places.

    My only criticism would be that I though it tailed off a bit towards the end. Nevertheless I would thoroughly recommend it, Joly is an excellent narrator too.

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    Marcus Amersham, United Kingdom 19/01/2012
    Marcus Amersham, United Kingdom 19/01/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "Superbly funny and irreverent"

    I didn't know whether this was true or not when I started listening to this book.
    I was already a fan of Trigger Happy TV, I loving the music, whilst wincing and crying at the sketches in equal measure.

    Reading this book I was laughing out loud and wincing just occasionally. DJ has obviously (having now read the Dark Tourist as well and listened to his pod casts) used his true life as the backbone of the story, put in the truly funny bits in his extra-ordinary life and then overlaid it with some bizarre, hilarious and deliciously witty anecdotes, that surely we all imagine, but he imagines more bizarrely than the rest of us.

    It is so funny that I was very sorry to have finished. Please Mr Joly write us another book.

    MP

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    J. Freeman HULL, United Kingdom 05/01/2012
    J. Freeman HULL, United Kingdom 05/01/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "What a complex character"

    Well I was not at all sure I was going to enjoy this book, when Dom starts of talking about his birth as though he remembers the entire process I was a little worried the book would have me frowning all the way through.

    This guy is unique, he has had the some seriously tough times which have no doubt made him the character that he is today.

    Very enjoyable listen

    Craig Beck
    Audio Book Author

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  • Caroline
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    "Hmmm Disappointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    As an autobiography, it is hard to tell what is wild fiction from the fact. There are bits that are laugh-out-loud funny, but I felt it turned vexing and turned readers off the main character by the end.


    What could Dom Joly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    It felt rushed at the end, it skipped large sections of time, brushed over developments so you started to feel disconnected from the subject. Felt quite 'quick quick, high and mighty' in the end which, if it were meant to in an amusing way, failed to set the scene enough to let the readers in on joke. Instead, alienated and quiet turned me off wanting to support any further work.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Dom Joly?

    I was excited to see so many audio books available but after listening to this one, my opinion so lowered, no, I will no pay to listen to another and dont think I will look at his work in the same light again.


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