And Away...

And Away...

by

, non-fiction, biographies-and-memoirs, non-fiction, non-fiction-comedians, audiobook, non-fiction, 2022, audience-adult, audio, top-books-personal-choice-2021, Nonfiction, Biography, Audiobook, Autobiography, Humor, Biography Memoir, European Literature, Anthologies

The long-awaited first autobiography by national treasure Bob Mortimer.

Bob Mortimer's life was trundling along happily until suddenly in 2015 he was diagnosed with a heart condition that required immediate surgery and forced him to cancel an upcoming tour. The episode unnerved him, but forced him to reflect on his life so far. This is the framework for his hilarious and moving memoir, And Away...

Although his childhood in Middlesbrough was normal on the surface, it was tinged by the loss of his dad, and his own various misadventures (now infamous from his appearances on Would I Lie to You?), from burning down the family home to starting a short-lived punk band called Dog Dirt. As an adult, he trained as a solicitor and moved to London. Though he was doing pretty well (the South London Press once crowned him 'The Cockroach King' after a successful verdict), a chance encounter in a pub in the 1980s with a young comedian going by the name Vic Reeves set his life on a different track. And now, six years on, the heart condition that once threatened his career has instead led to new success on BBC2's Gone Fishing.

Warm, profound, and irrepressibly funny, And Away... is Bob's full life story (with a few lies thrown in for good measure).

Title:And Away...
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781398505292
Format Type:

    And Away... Reviews

  • Michael Legge

    Shame he dies in the end....

  • Jack Stewart

    Haven't even started it yet...

  • Marina

    Update now that I read it: Of course it was very funny but also warm and Im glad we had a mention of the legendary Gary Cheeseman "snipers dream" (top tier joke) and other familiar tales.Pre-reading J...

  • R J

    A lovely book about the impact that loss and shyness can have, and how a few really good friends can come along at just the right time to change the course of your life....

  • Sara

    I don't rate biographies and memoirs. This was so funny. Bob Mortimer has a gift for storytelling, weaving the most interesting stories of his life into a very relatable and honest account. From his c...

  • David

    Reading this felt like sitting down and having a chat with Bob. And let's be honest, that's something we'd all be happy to do. ...

  • Amy Bookseller

    Funniest man alive, so of course I was going to enjoy this book, but I really really loved it, laughed, cried and just felt an overall privilege to hear about his life! Highly recommend ...

  • Alice

    My main takeaway from reading this is Bob truly doesn't know what a wonderful guy he is and I would like to a) give him a hug and b) tell him he is funniest when he's just himself. It's so inspiring t...

  • Gary

    This is an excellent read by one of the funniest men around. I have been looking forward to this one for sometime now and it was well worth waiting for. Strangely enough I don’t particularly like th...

  • Mandy White (mandylovestoread)

    Highly recommend the audiobook read by Bob Mortimer. You will get the full experience with the singing!!...