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The Sunday Times top 10 best seller.

Laugh along with Michael McIntyre as he lifts the curtain on his life in his long-awaited new autobiography.

Michael’s first book ended with his big break at the 2006 Royal Variety Performance. Waking up the next morning in the tiny rented flat he shared with his wife, Kitty, and their one-year-old son, he was beyond excited about the new glamorous world of show business. Unfortunately, he was also clueless....

In A Funny Life, Michael honestly and hilariously shares the highs and the lows of his rise to the top and desperate attempts to stay there. It’s all here, from his disastrous panel show appearances, to his hit TV shows, from mistakenly thinking he’d be a good chat show host and talent judge, to finding fame and fortune beyond his wildest dreams and becoming the biggest-selling comedian in the world. Along the way, he opens his man drawer, narrowly avoids disaster when his trousers fall down in front of three policemen and learns the hard way why he should always listen to his wife.

Michael has had a silly life, a stressful life, sometimes a moving and touching life, but always a funny life.

This audiobook is hilariously read by Michael McIntyre himself. 

©2021 Michael McIntyre (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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Fantastic!!

another fantastic autobiography I laughed and cried.. highly recommended to anyone who loves or doesn't like Michael lol

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Excruciating DREADFUL garbage from start to finish

Ugggh, where to start? This is just horrific, sickening, arrogant, narcissistic bragging from start to finish.

I enjoyed "Life and Laughing" tremendously and was delighted to see this new book published . I hoped it would be a sequel, and one that addresses some of the "issues" of the first biography.

It turned out to be nothing like that at ALL. How dare Audible allow Mcintyre to record rubbish like this? We have to PAY to listen to the ramblings of an insufferable narcissist, going on and on and on about how wonderful and successful he is, chapter after chapter about all the houses, cars, jewellery, and other expensive purchases he's made, the hotels he's stayed at, the first class travel, the exotic holidays. No wonder McIntyre is loathed quite so very much by his contemporaries.

If he's not talking about himself then he's prattling on and on and on about his manager, whilst in true McIntyre style, completely glossing over and failing to acknowledge that his manager's death was cocain related. Typical McIntyre - paper over the cracks hoping nobody will notice.

Shockingly, on several occasions , he has the absolute gall to repeat exactly the same anecdotes and even the same jokes from his previous biography! Does he think we're stupid enough to pay for the same content twice? It's as embarrassing as it is painful to listen to. For example, despite already writing at great length about them in his previous bio, he repeats the stories of his kids' births again, yet strangely he conveniently omits to mention even once the horrific dysfunctional relationship he has with other members of his family that he's selfishly and completely disowned for years. He even fails to acknowledge, correct or resolve the subject of his father's death, referred to entirely eroniously in his first bio. Sheesh, talk about ignoring the elephant in the room.

McIntyre had the opportunity to write an uplifting and motivating sequel, one that acknowledges his many many flaws, to give his side of the many unfortunate stories about him published in the media over the last few years, and what he's learned from those experiences. This arrogant, self - centered hypocrite fails on every level possible to achieve that here.

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Amazing as always

Michael McIntyres books and general comedy brings a smile to my face whatever is happening in the world around.
Laughing to myself on the tube may attract some unwelcome or fearful stares but who cares I’m enjoying it.

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Sad book

Do not read this for laughs. Half of it is dedicated to his dead friend. It's mostly sad, and when it isn't, appears braggy with all he has bought with his money.

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Amazing book

Laughed , cried , whinced , smiled on just about every page of this book !

Love Micheal McIntyre and love the way he’s not really reading an audiobook as such but a story of his success(and failure 😑) out loud !

If ever you needed inspiration to become a comedian this is it !

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Finish it!

Not as good as the first one as It was quite a boring start but stay with it.
Worth listening til the end. Love listening to Michael narrate his own story.
I saw a few comments about narcissism, it’s nothing like that - after all it’s his own autobiography you would expect a little self praise.

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Mcnificant. Laughed and cried all the way through.

Big laughs and tears from this glorious storytelling. Meaningful and marvellous. One for the man drawer when needed in a boredom emergency.

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eye opener to future comedians never give up

thoroughly enjoyed the entire story and was an eye opener to how comedians have to really work hard to become established. well written and having Michael reading it was the best.

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A book of two halves

First half is face achingly funny. 2nd half rehashed stories and jokes from his dvd's a bit too much. His performance is great. I would say his first book is ever so slightly better. Overall a 4.5 must listen

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Loved listening to every second of this

I've always enjoyed watching Michael McIntyre and found his silliness very hard not to laugh at and this audio book is full of extremely silly moments but I wasn't prepared for how emotional and touching it is in parts. Without giving too much away, I definitely shed a few tears of both laughter and sadness. I listen to audio books whilst walking the dog and several times I got rather strange looks from my dog and other walkers as I continually laughed out loud. Absolutely loved it

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  • Alice Smeets
  • 26-02-22

I LOVE IT

i simply love the story, the performance and humor of this man. i hope he will write many more books!

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  • 27-10-21

Loved it

I really enjoyed this book, it made me laugh and cry and was extremely enjoyable!