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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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A better Audiobook than book

Although this is a good account of the history behind the stand up comic - it's the story telling and performance from Adam reading it himself that makes this a great listen

From extra little bits to the outstanding accents you will be entertained from start to finish

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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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Upbeat but not gripping

There are plenty of interesting stories in this book but I just didn’t find it particularly gripping or funny. Wasn’t bad but wasn’t great either in my humble opinion!

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Gives a little more than the book

Adam’s narration expands topics and delights listeners with his famed singing skills and accents. This happy and positive story won’t unveil any mystery or intrigue; it’ll make you smile stupidly as you skip through Adams comedy career.

Well worth a punt

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Very entertaining

A nice listen and Adams narration is excellent.

I would recommend , nice billy c impression too.

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  • 21-06-21

A must on audiobook!

A great collection of stories and perfect performance from Adam Hills. Worth it for the ad libbed bits and accents on audiobook! 10/10

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Fantastic Book!

Adams story has kept me gripped for days, I loved the bit about Whoopi Goldberg and very interesting moment with Nick Clegg

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wonderfully uplifting

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Just what I needed right now! Funny as always with great heart, Adam Hills says it how it is with compassion and understanding. I love how he turns peoples perceptions of 'disability' on its head! (my mum's disabled). I also loved the obvious joy from meeting the muppets, if I had the chance Id feel the same way 😂

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very pleasant listen

I have read the paperback book before. Listening to Adam Hills narration was much better!

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Surprisingly tedious

I really like Adam Hills but found this read a bit like a very, very long humble brag. He’s a really funny tv host so I expected a lot of laughs. The anecdotes were only mildly amusing and overall I found it long and quite dull.