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Summary

A hilarious and honest collection of stories, thoughts, and tales of a life in comedy from the award-winning comic Adam Hills. 

Adam Hills is one the UK's best loved comedians. For 30 years he has been performing stand-up, hosting TV shows and winning the hearts of a nation. 

Taking us from the early days of the Sydney Stand Up scene to hosting his own radio show, touring the world and eventually landing on British TV, Best Foot Forward is a story of a life in comedy. Along the way Adam shares some childhood tales and a few backstage blunders and encounters some fairly famous faces - the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Connolly, and that guy who sang The Macarena. Yes, him. 

This is an utterly hilarious and honest collection of stories about Adam's ups and downs in the world of comedy. It's a lesson in following your heart, being positive and discovering that what makes you different also makes you unique.

©2018 Adam Hills (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • 21-08-18

Just great

Funny and uplifting and positive. Just hit download. Adam does a pretty good Billy Connolly accent !

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An Absolute Gem

If you're in any way a fan of Adam hills you hva eto buy this book, it has everything you could ever want, his many humbling and hilarious stories as well as detailed encounters with comedians big and small he's met on his journey into comedy stardom.
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An utter joy!

Adam Hills must be one of the most optimistic celebrities out there. His winsome personality shines through his reading of this book... and all the time you can literally hear him smile. A lovely few joyful hours spent listening to him chat away about his life, his loves and his idols is definitely something I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.

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An uplifting, life-affirming joy

Finishing this audio book was like waving a good friend off at the airport after a great holiday. It left a void. I’ll be seeking out more of Adam Hills’ audio books - he’s so easy to listen to and so effortlessly upbeat, it’s impossible not to be swept along on his tidal wave of positivity.

‘Read’ it and weep... with joy!

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Funny, honest and modest

I'm guessing Adam has had a few more struggles in life than this book suggests, but, to steal a quote from the epilogue, I love his 'Aussie optimism'.

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wonderful

I loved every moment of this - it's just pure joy and sunshine. Adam's delivery is brilliant and the only disappointment is that it ends.

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Positive can be Funny

I had never seen or heard of Adam Hills until I chanced upon a radio clip plugging this book. I liked the tone of his no nonsense, upbeat and positive Aussie attitude. He also sounded like he had a smile in his voice so I thought I'd give this book a listen. I'm glad I did because he has a great story to tell and is highly entertaining in the telling of it, even for one such as me who was new to his act. Subsequently I have checked out his stand up routine and I am now a big fan.

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Ok this Wins!!!

Read a lot of autobiographies, and this is the best. It is laugh out loud funny, will bring a tear to your eye and will make you feel great. This is a must have book

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If you're thinking of getting this... Just do it!

Absolutely loved this book and Adam Hills' narration was hilarious. I could listen to his Aussie accent all day and never get bored. I love his humour, storytelling and his attitude towards his disability. Oh, and his Billy Connolly impression is spot on!

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loved it

what a lovely happy book. was so postitive to see how disability in a positive way rather than the negative views we get in other media. many thanks