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Summary

Stand-up comedian, comedy writer, radio presenter, and children’s author, Ricky Gervais's talent have brought him extraordinary success over the last few years.

Best-selling author Michael Heatley reveals how Gervais journeyed from his childhood in Reading to international stardom with his groundbreaking TV series The Office and the critically acclaimed Extras.

©2005 Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. (P)2008 Sound Entertainment Ltd

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  • Keith
  • ValenciaSpain
  • 13-10-10

Poor boring book

A very short, boring, unfunny book. A big disappointment. It is just like a historical relating of Gervis?s life and a resumen of the plot of each episode of The Office and Extras.
Very bad. The audio is very boring, no life or interest.

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  • ursaminor
  • 12-05-12

Shallow and Dull.

What disappointed you about Ricky Gervais?

First half reads like an embellished Wikipedia entry. Second half reads like a 14-year-old recapping the plot of every episode of The Office. Boo. I'm sure Ricky Gervais' life is much more interesting than this book.

What could Michael Heatley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Dive deeper. More anecdotes, details and stories. Less recaps of The Office episodes.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance is too monotone. More inflection.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful