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Well hark at you, stumbling upon my autobiography. Bet you wouldn't have put money on that three years ago, eh? Please don't stress yourself out too much, though; it's actually socially acceptable nowadays that you're interested.

Firstly I'd like to emphasise that I have written this audiobook myself, so be assured you're getting the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth! (Which was my original choice of title, but babe, we're so over that).

This audiobook documents my story, year by year, from my humble beginnings growing up in the East End of London and becoming one of the nation's most talked-about people overnight to finally moving up the spectrum from guilty pleasure and getting nearer to national treasure. It will make you laugh and cry, and most importantly you'll discover who I really am. If it doesn't do any of those things, you're not legally entitled to a refund - just clearing that up ;-).

I hope you enjoy listening this book as much as I have enjoyed writing it. This book has been like therapy, and Lord was I in need. Enjoy!

©2016 Rylan Clark-Neal (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

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Fabulous

I love this book!!!! Some may not think that this is even a credible read but I don't care. It has made me giggle, chuckle, and at times proper laugh out loud!!! There is more than a few swear words but that's just the way Rylan is. I can remember a lot of the things that he has referenced through the book and hasn't had it easy at all. Bearing in mind all the politics and gloom and doom there has been at the moment, I have been genuinely surprised by this young man's honesty and hard work to get to where his is at the moment. If I could enjoy every book as much as this I might read more. The last book that made me laugh this much was Gok Wans ' Through thick and thin' book. Another great read.
I enjoyed this on Audible as it is Rylan actually reading the book so makes it very easy to listen to. Thoroughly recommend this book.

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Wonderful

Laugh, cry, laugh, cry.
I have thoroughly enjoyed binge listening to this book. You can’t help but be so happy for any success Rylan has, so well deserved.

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So entertaining!

There's a lot about Rylan's arrival in the public consciousness that I didn't know or had forgotten. I really enjoy his presenting style on his Radio 2 show and find him entertaining and interesting so I thought I'd give this book at listen. It did not disappoint!

The quality of the narration is second to none, I expected him to tell of a drama school background such was the perfection of his performance and delivery. Also the audio levels never seemed to change, it seems like he recorded the whole thing in one session.

I have only one complaint, and it was this that turned a 5 star review into a 4 star one... I did not enjoy the penultimate chapters where he goes into the breakdown of a friendship, the atmosphere turned dark and the book finished so soon after that it left a sour note behind.

Otherwise it was sheer perfection and fabulously entertaining. Rylan deserves his place in the world, I hope he's on our screens and airwaves for a long time to come.

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Utterly brilliant

I laughed so much. Thank you Rylan you got me through the coronavirus lockdown. On my daily exercise I would be listening to you telling your story with so much honesty and emotion. I would be laughing so much people would be looking at me and either smiling or moving even further than the two metres away as if I was insane. I highly recommend the book there is a lot of swearing which I thought was hilarious but not for the easily offended. I have always liked Rylan but now I can say I love him.
I’m so glad he has found the love and success he so deserves. The book made me so good was so upset when it ended.

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Rylans book is funny, sad and heart warming

What a sweet person and absolutely halerious too. A must read! I loved this book and really didnt want it to end. I hope Rylan writes another.

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Love his honesty

Haven't watched Rylan or known much about him. Saw this book and thought I would have a listen. Love him now.

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Real and Funny

Loved listening to this audiobook, Rylan Ross Clark-Neal you are such a nice chap! Heartache, drama, tears and laughter this book has got it all. Nearly spat my tea out a few times as it's very funny in places, thoroughly enjoyed this book. I shall definitely listen to this again.

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Couldn’t put it down

I loved this audible book, hearing Rylan tell his life story just made it more personal for me! I read this whilst on holiday in San Antonio.. the same place he talked about in his book! Loved the book and love Rylan!

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i loved it!

i dont like big brother/talent shows/the glamour word.

but i do know i really loved the book, totally worth the time so get it :D

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A great listen

I like Rylan but didn't know his story. He shared this with me in an honest and entertaining way that I really enjoyed.

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