From the days working the seasons at Scarborough, to the unforgettable and endearing character Norman Pitkin, the little man in a tight fitting suit, read of his rapid climb up the showbiz ladder.
©2002 Norman Wisdom; (P)2003 Random House Audiobooks
It is very hard to be unmoved by this book. At times, Norman is struggling to keep the tears at bay himself.
I strongly recommend this book.
This is the best audio book I have heard, we all think we've had hard times but Funny Norman tells this from his heart.
A humerous,remarkable and sometimes emotional reliving of Norman's life as read by him. If you have a tenner to spend, spend it on this. A throughly uplifting and insightful read.
I really loved this book it had my in stitches, but also in tears,it is a heart rending tale of a
boy who rose above the adversity in his life and became a star.
The most memorable part is where Norman is eating his dinner alone on Christmas day, the solitude is so awful, you can really feel that it is one of his lowest points.
I enjoyed the scene where Norman met his Brother again by chance, after such a long time.
It was both sad and Happy and very emotional.
Loved this Book , would recommend it to anyone who Loved Norman Wisdom , he was a very Talented Performer and very athletic ,a tough Man, he endured a hard early life and managed to rise above his lowly roots to become a big Star.
As a child I loved Normans films and still enjoy them today. He may not have known it but his films helped many children to laugh at there own short comings and face the bullies of life. When I started to listern to him telling his life story and how poor his own chilhood was I couldn't help but cry. In a strange way I felt guilty that I wasn't there to help someone who had often made me happy as a child. This is well worth a listern and is all the better for being read by himself and I hope that one day soon it is made into a film as I think it would make a great movie maybe with himself played by Lee Evans.
I got this and had to listen to it in one go. It is read by Norman Wisdom and you feel as though he is sitting talking to you personally, it isn't a bit like he is reading more like he is just speaking to you and at times he gets quite emotional. I have always liked him since being a kid and watching him on films and tv. Now I just love the man for his honesty, integrity and humour. Get it you will not regret it.
sweet memories re,lived
remembering about my first ever visit to a Ice show staring Norman Wisdom I was 7 years old at the time, then hearing him talk about it was wonderful,
yes its sadness at times in his life
I have read this book before quite a while back , but I really enjoyed listening to Norman talk about his life himself, he's got such a endearing voice,
Short, sweet, inspiring.
Norman reads his story in a simple, humble and matter of fact way, you can't help marvel at how he went from an abandoned street urchin to a comedy legend.
Anybody who loves Norman's films will enjoy his autobiography.
Not sure what the tag line would be but I'd cast Lee Evans as Norman Wisdom.
A wonderfully touching and emotional story by Norman of how he managed to come from a very impoverished childhood and make it in the entertainment world. A star who had nothing but happiness in his eyes, if you are interested this is a very special tale indeed.
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