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Summary

Hello there. Welcome to my autobiography.

Throughout this audiobook I talk about my life and work, including Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, Bridesmaids, Les Miserables, Alice in Wonderland and, of course, Shooting Stars. The thing is, this is a bit different to most memoirs you may have listened to, because it comes in the form of an A-Z. For instance, B is for Baldy! Which is what people used to shout at me in the playground (not much fun). G is for Gay (because I'm an actual real-life gay), and T is for the TARDIS (because I'm a companion in Doctor Who now). You get the sort of thing.

Anyway, I hope you buy it at least twice. Thank you.

This Audible Exclusive features a song, performed by Matt Lucas, with full musical backing.

©2017 Matt Lucas (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Critic reviews

"One of the biggest and most talented comedy stars that the UK has ever presented." (Peter Capaldi)
"Matt is not only hilarious and kind, he's probably the most generous person I know. All of which is wonderfully evident in this book." (Rebel Wilson)
"To be truly unique in this world is almost impossible to achieve; this book is about someone who achieved it. Raw, honest, funny and moving." (James Corden)

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Bright & Breezy

Matt Lucas understandably doesn’t want to go into the most hurtful aspects of his life & is very candid about that. This is a bright & breezy account of his work but he does touch on a lot the trials & tribulations he’s had to overcome. A really well read & entertaining audio.

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  • Adam
  • DROITWICH, United Kingdom
  • 17-01-18

A good listen

An enjoyable listen. I particularly resonated with the section on being gay as we are similar ages. Loved hearing about the little Britain and come fly with me.

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First audible experience

This was my first audible experience and I enjoyed it! he has an engaging style and his delivery is lively and keeps the listener interested. I couldnt help but think that in choosing the title he as shoe horned certain chapters in to tfit the A-Z concept but that didnt detract! A good listen

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Fascinating insight into the author’s life

I love listening to authors read their own books and Matt Lucas brings the book alive by his narration. It’s like sitting across the table while he recounts his life story so far. All that is missing is some chocolate and other tasty snacks! (If you listen to the book you’ll understand.)

I knew very little about him or what he has done including his most famous work. But I loved hearing about how he came to be where he is with his life and the people with whom he has worked or been connected. It certainly revealed that he is not simply a funny man, but someone who works hard at what he does and was clearly destined to be a very popular and funny man.

His frank explanation of some of his personal life is both revealing and informative. I hope he has simply reached a pause in his life and not a professional full stop. He explains that what we see and take for granted when comedic actors perform is soundly based in hard work and talent.

A very enjoyable read and like all good books one that left me a little sadder for having reached the end knowing I won’t be having my private (albeit one-sided) conversation with Matt anymore.

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very interesting and extreamly funny

Matt Lucas has an amazing ability to keep you entranced, not only in the way he writes, but also by his narration. He talks about many subjects that may not be widely know. the book is fascinating and will leave you wanting more!

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Great book

Great book well read and very insightful into Matt Lucas life where he shares a lot about his life

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Wonderful!

Loved it! Listened to it in a few days. Thank you for sharing your story, Matt. You didn't share too much at all. you came across as a lovely, caring, humble, grounded guy.xxx

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Started great - tailed off

It started great and his early life was very interesting however as it went on it became a bit of a luvvy-fest. How many names could he drop -clang!
It also got repetitive and a little dull as he seemed to run out of new things to talk about; like repeating how successful his appearance in Bridesmaids was for the umpteenth time. His experience and stories of working in the tv and film industry is a little off putting and makes him come across as a little spoilt and precious.

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I quite liked it!

When I say I quite liked it I am of course referring to his experiences with US critics. Anyway I loved it and could listen to his voice all day, very personal and insightful, thanks Matt

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What a delight to read

Loved this book! Can’t say much more than read it for yourself!

I’ve enjoyed listening to him share his life with us. Well done Matt.

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  • MInorkey33
  • 20-10-17

Delightful.

Matt gives an enchanting peek inside his wild ride of a life. I didn't know exactly who he was when I began, I had only seen the Q2 Les Miz on PBS. I wondered why would he write a memoir? I am glad that I took a chance on it. It is full of interesting antidotes from a life in comedy, the theatre and many notes from just living. It is very enjoyable and I highly recommend it.

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  • CJR
  • 06-08-18

Entertaining, Fun and Humorous

Using the alphabet to describe details of his life, Matt Lucas provides a glimpse into the various events which informed his acting and comedy. His conversational and brisk delivery kept me engaged.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-03-18

wonderful audio book

A really great book that only gets better in audio form. I really loved it.

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  • 12-10-17

Sadly Dissapointing

I love Matt Lucas and still do but just did not get this book. There was one really funny and entertaining chapter on his relationship with food but that was really it for humor. I'm fine with a good biography and the lack of comedy in itself was understandable in some ways, but overall the book was a narrative timeline of his career. This happened and then that happened. We met this person then that person and so on and so on all the way to the end.

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  • Joseph
  • 10-10-17

Meh

Well, I am a huge fan of Little Britain but this memoir left me.....wanting. Not as entertaining as I would expect - a lot of it was just downright mundane. I don’t know if my expectations were too high, but I could have passed. Seems as if it didn’t come out of a full life but rather a deal with Audible solely for the purpose of making cash. While I can respect that, it doesn’t make for a compelling listen.

If you are a huge fan AND have nothing else to spend your credit on then maybe, but come to think of it if I hadn’t listened to this there would still be some mystery for me and I would have continued to idolized him. Now I no longer do.

I think John Cleese did a better job on his memoir - beautifully written and entertaining. Sorry Matt :(

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