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If I'm going to tell the story of a life, my life, then I need to tell it warts and all. If the tale is too saccharine sweet then what can the reader take away from it? What do they learn about you? I've written everything down. The shit, the death, fun, naughtiness, addiction, laughter, laughter, laughter, some tears and lots of love and happiness. That ,to me, is a better reflection of a human's life.

Nick's family life was difficult, blighted by alcoholism, illness and sudden misfortune, meaning they lost everything overnight. He left school early and drifted from job to job, dogged by his own personal demons. It's something of a miracle that Nick survived and even more that he would achieve such success with his writing, acting and comedy.

In Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies, Nick paints a brilliantly funny, moving and brutally candid portrait of childhood, adolescence and eventual success.

©2015 Nick Frost (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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Funny and touching

Being a fan of Spaced and Shaun of the dead, a clubber and having suffered similar personal loss, I really connected with Nicks experiences and humour. I was waiting for the dull non-funny stuff in the middle that other reviews mentioned, but never noticed it. Walking to work listening to this, laughing like a drain, I must have looked like a complete nutter. Totally worth it though.

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Enlightening, Entertaining and Moving

Very entertaining and interesting look at Nick's life, very much bolstered by narration from the man himself.

In turns surprising, funny, a little shocking and very moving, if you enjoy Nick's work or not, it's a book worth experiencing.

Peters out ever so slightly towards the end, where it fades out to bridge to a follow up volume.

Well worth the cost and effort!

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Unique Frost humour & gut-wrenchingly sad

Hilarious and also very sad. Frost's voice makes the book come alive. Would definitely recommend.

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Loved it.

Always kind of liked Frost and didn't know what to expect. Turned out i loved the book and the reasoning of it, to basically let his lad know (or anyone else in the future that cares about him) what he got up to and who he was in general whilst growing up. Brutal honesty and well written/narated. I always like it when someone in his position doesn't take himself to serious in the public eye and doesn't turn into an pretentious prick. Down to earth, funny, and lots of stuff in there to relate to as a working class member of society. HOPE THIS ISN'T THE LAST, PLEASE WRITE MORE.

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An insight into a naturally funny man

When you watch Nick Frost on TV or in a film, its easy to think his easy-go-lucky persona is just that, and his life has always been full of laughter and cheer.

This audiobook (narrated by himself) proves that behind most clowns is a sadness. He doesn't play up to this though, and you get the feeling that him writing this was as much therapy as it is entertaining to us.

Nick Frost is a good man, a man who was caught on the culture of the 90's after suffering immense heartache and crippling insecurities that left him with only really one goal most working class men face - survive. Live each day as it comes and keep hoping something better will come along.

It did - and we are all grateful for that.

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So good I listened twice

What a fantastically unexpected and rich life Nick Frost has lived. I wasn't even aware of what a kibbutz was until this audio book. Enjoyed this more that Simon Peggs autobiography but that's just personal taste. I have just finished listening to this for the second time and would listen to it again. When's the next addition due Nick?

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not what you expect but good

You may expect this to be full of show biz anecdotes. It isn't. Candid, honest, sometimes funny and always interesting. Made all the better by Nick reading it himself.

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Entertaining but not the whole story

Nick Frost is a likeable chap who I have enjoyed watching in both TV and film roles, particularly Spaced and the Cornetto trilogy. He goes into detail on the events that have formed him, sometimes with touching honesty. However I feel an autobiography should cover a full life story (as up to date as possible) and Nick stops short of that, saving some time for a future book perhaps. So whilst an enjoyable listen I felt this slightly took the edge off the full experience, hence not quite getting five stars.

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Cracking

I loved this book, very emotional and funny, it really lets you look into Nicks strengths and his weaknesses, he tells it well and you just love him. Thanks Nick.

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Made it to the end

Not bad but not all that gripping. Maybe a bigger fan would find it better. I made it to the end and was never bored but also didn't 'putting it down' between listening sessions.

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Beautiful and insightful

As a fan of Nick Frost and the work he's done it's great to get an insight into who he is as a person. It's not often you get to listen to someone talk about their lives and their experiences. Hearing him read the story you get the sense that he's not reading from a book but in fact hanging out with you recounting his life informally.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-07-19

Beautiful

Many of you may know him from his many films and television credits. This story isn’t about that, well kind of it is. It’s the journey of how he found himself, lost himself, loved, lost love, good times, bad times. It’s the story of him and it was an amazing one 5/5.

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  • William M
  • 20-02-18

Fried Gold

Don't judge him, he's from Essex. If I were to judge him, I would say, he himself is indeed fried gold. I only wish the book was longer. Thank you Mr Frost.

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  • Whit
  • 19-09-19

Love u Nick Frost xoxo!

Love Nick Frost & love hearing his life story. Please write more soon. Thank you!

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  • Miles
  • 02-06-17

Proper honest storytelling.

I loved that this was a proper honest story of growing up and dealing with less than perfect circumstances in far from perfect ways. I grew up in a very similar place at the same time so much of the madness was familiar to me. As much as it's a story about being a bit of a fuck up in London at that time as it is a story about friendships and trying different ways of dealing with very difficult shit. I liked the gritty details of average stories and bits and pieces. Even the exaggerations and flights of fancy.
I love that people can get lucky even when it seems most bleak. It's also about powerful friendships and acceptance. That it wasn't just a 'look at how great my life is now'.
Nice work mate.
Miles

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  • Holly
  • 01-11-16

A very interesting read!

I admit, I could have kept on and on listening to you Nick, your very funny and quick. I love your humor. Thank you for sharing your life.
It took some doing figuring out some of the dialect, but... I am a huge fan of yours and have seen many of your films and shows ha, I think I did pretty well😀. I can't wait till your next book.

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  • Zackery Cantrell
  • 07-09-21

Amazing Book!

I have been a huge fan of his since I seen Shaun of the Dead when I was a teen. And as soon as I found out he had a book I had to give it a listen. I seen some comments say they wanted specific things to be talked about in this book but everything in this good is a great insight into his upbringing and what shaped him into the hilarious comedian he is. I would 1000% giving this a listen to. It's a great funny listen.

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  • Elizabeth R. Donaldson
  • 01-03-21

loved it!

this book tells Nick Frost's story."warts and all" while it has allot of loss and grief it shows that he always keeps on moving. It is also very comical in some pages. well written and ready to listen to.

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  • Sean ohara
  • 23-02-21

Wonderful book

Nick Frost covers the gambit off emotions, laughing out load often. I can relate to his life in so many ways. He says he’s a lucky waiter, which I agree with, but I feel the luck was ours. If it wasn’t for his luck, we may have never been able to experience his true talents.

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  • Stuart Huddart
  • 16-01-20

Great book this is my 10th listen and still superb

An excellent tale well told with the power to draw you back again and again. will buy the next tale has soon has Nick writes it.