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I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan Book by Partridge, AlanJournalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all rounder Alan Partridge Star of action blockbuster Alpha Papa a man with a fascinating past and an amazing futureGregarious and popular, yet Alan s never happier than when relaxing in his own five bedroom, south built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream But who is this mysterious enigma Alan Gordon Partridge is the best and best loved radio presenter in the region Born into a changing world of rationing, Teddy Boys, apes in space and the launch of ITV, Alan s broadcasting career began as chief DJ of Radio Smile at St Luke s Hospital in Norwich After replacing Peter Flint as the presenter of Scout About, he entered the topof BBC sports presentersBut Alan s big break came with his primetime BBC chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You Sadly, the show battled against poor scheduling, having been put up against News at Ten, then in its heyday Due to declining ratings, a single catastrophic hitch the killing of a guest on air and the dumbing down of network TV, Alan s show was cancelled Not to be dissuaded, he embraced this opportunity to wind up his production company, leave London and fulfil a lifelong ambition to return to his roots in local radioNow single, Alan is an intensely private man but he opens up, for the second time, in this candid, entertaining, often deeply emotional and of course compelling memoir, written entirely in his own words Alan quickly dispelled the idea of using a ghost writer With a grade B English Language O Level, he knew he was up to the task He speaks touchingly about his tragic Toblerone addiction, and the painful moment when unsold copies of his first autobiography, Bouncing Back, were pulped like word porridge He reveals all about his relationship with his ex Ukrainian girlfriend, Sonja, with whom he had sex at least twice a day, and the truth about the thick people who make key decisions at the BBCA literary tour de force, I, Partridge We Need to Talk About Alan charts the incredible journey of one of our greatest broadcasters [EPUB] ✵ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – 9facts.co.uk AlanJournalist ❮Download❯ ➵ Jazz Age Stories Author F. 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when it first came out in 2011 and, after years of remaining unread, I decided I was probably never going read it and gave it away Fast forward to 2016 and it was chosen for my book group, and so it was I came to finally read it Despite not having read it, I am a big fan of Alan Partridge and have enthusiastically followed his various appearances on radio, TV and cinema What I discovered reading this autobiography is that i I got given I, Partridge We Need to Talk About Alan as a present when it first came out in 2011 and, after years of remaining unread, I decided I was probably never going read it and gave it away Fast forward to 2016 and it was chosen for my book group, and so it was I came to finally read it Despite not having read it, I am a big fan of Alan Partridge and have enthusiastically followed his various appearances on radio, TV and cinema What I discovered reading this autobiography is that it s possible for even the keenest fan to have too much Partridge.There are some very funny sections and Alan s self aggrandisement, self delusion, absurdity, pettiness and point scoring are invariably amusing however, with 33 chapters, there is a lot to get through and it sometimes got quite monotonous I listened to the audio book, which I think is unquestionably the way to experience the book, however I had to take regular breaks as it got a bit wearing.The books stays true to Alan s story as outlined across the various TV series and so is a nice trip down memory lane for the character s fans and a lot of effort must have gone into it I was inspired to revisit a few of the scenes to compare Alan s unreliable narration in the book with how the events were depicted in the various episodes, and that added another level of enjoyment and nostalgia to the experience The Jed Maxwell superfan episode being a good example, Alan s descriptions of a heroic fight in I, Partridge is completely at odds with the reality I did laugh out loud a few times The spontaneous applause on a train, which Alan concludes is for him, and not the disabled war veteran opposite him, is hilarious The joke is undermined by the explanation that quickly follows, presumably in case the reader hadn t worked it out Alan also, whilst at a BBC editorial meeting, notices the teaspoon by the tea urn had been put back in the sugar after being used to stir teaPutting a damp spoon back in the bowl is the tea drinking equivalent of sharing a needle And I did not want to end up with the tea drinking equivalent of AIDS I enjoyed the last few chapters the most, probably because I was unaware of what had happened to Alanrecently, as his most recent shows were on Sky Atlantic TV, a channel I don t have access to I had to go straight online to view scenes on YouTube of Alan and Sidekick Simon on air at North Norfolk Digital.Overall though, and even for diehard fans, I, Partridge We Need to Talk About Alan is completely inessential and, as I say, just a bit too much Partridge I d be amazed if anyone has read itthan once There s probably not a great deal I can say about this, really the fact that it s a spoof autobiography of a fictional comedy character tells you all you need to know If you re a huge fan of Alan Partridge, you ll probably find it a very amusing read if you re not, well, it s not going to be of much interest The narrative captures Alan s voice brilliantly I almost felt I could hear him speaking as I read it but I kept having to take a break from it, as there was only so much of this I c There s probably not a great deal I can say about this, really the fact that it s a spoof autobiography of a fictional comedy character tells you all you need to know If you re a huge fan of Alan Partridge, you ll probably find it a very amusing read if you re not, well, it s not going to be of much interest The narrative captures Alan s voice brilliantly I almost felt I could hear him speaking as I read it but I kept having to take a break from it, as there was only so much of this I could take at any one time it turns out you can have too much Partridge Thankfully it s not just a rehash of material from the TV series, and it s quite obvious a lot of work has gone into making this book funny and original at the same time as staying true to what fans know of Alan s life, right down to the Forward Solutions motivational seminars from Steve Coogan s 2009 live DVD I did laugh out loud quite a bit, but some parts were a lot funnier than others, and at points I got fed up not clinically, though of reading it This is a very amusing book and it sthan a let s rush this out in time for Christmas job, but it s something I doubt I m going to be reading again Despite the stocking filler timing of its release, this ranks as the second funniest book I ve ever read Written in the style of the unreliable narrator, its an autobiography of the fictional radio and TV presenter Alan Partridge If you don t know who Partridge is, this book will read as a brilliant satire of any minor celebrity that has cashed in on writing a life story the world really could have done without All the tropes are there dramatizing a mundane childhood, hamming their life up a Despite the stocking filler timing of its release, this ranks as the second funniest book I ve ever read Written in the style of the unreliable narrator, its an autobiography of the fictional radio and TV presenter Alan Partridge If you don t know who Partridge is, this book will read as a brilliant satire of any minor celebrity that has cashed in on writing a life story the world really could have done without All the tropes are there dramatizing a mundane childhood, hamming their life up as a valiant story of triumph in the face of adversary, other celebrity bashing and name dropping poor Bill Oddie and the steamy tabloid quotable parts all while padding out a boring an uneventful life to the minimum words required You can feel his publisher over his shoulder the whole time.If you re a Partridge fan, its even better, it has a fictional scoop of what happened behind the scenes of his TV shows Knowing Me Knowing You and The Day Today through Alan s rose tinted lens, for example the legal repercussions of accidentally shooting a man dead on TV There are clever lies you catch him out on when he retells events from I m Alan Partridge which in the Alan Partridge universe or Alanverse never existed as TV shows following the character around On those shows, Alan often runs off like an enraged, deranged coward, when Alan tells them in this book, they read like something from a Tom Clancy novel which is another brilliant thing about the book Its written flawlessly in character They invent new material, but play out Alan as the person they already built up All his ticks, mannerisms and peculiarities all blend into the perfectly believable horrible, pathetic human being that is Alan.Newcomers can read it as is and never read another celeb autobiography without sniggering at this one s lampooning For fans of the whole character I would recommend getting the audiobook so you can hear Steve Coogan read it in all 7 hours of glorious Alan with nasality reduced by 25% Alan Partridge is a fictional character, a radio show host of unfailing arrogance, literal mindedness, resentments, and heroic cluelessness I, Partridge is a parody of every celebrity autobiography you ve ever read The difficult childhood, the early rise to success, the struggles with addiction In Alan s case, to Toblerone , the feuds with colleagues, a disaster that could have ended a career in Alan s case, punching the controller of Radio 4 in the face with a stuffed turkey , and a final Alan Partridge is a fictional character, a radio show host of unfailing arrogance, literal mindedness, resentments, and heroic cluelessness I, Partridge is a parody of every celebrity autobiography you ve ever read The difficult childhood, the early rise to success, the struggles with addiction In Alan s case, to Toblerone , the feuds with colleagues, a disaster that could have ended a career in Alan s case, punching the controller of Radio 4 in the face with a stuffed turkey , and a final, phoenix like rise from the ashes.A brilliant team of writers leave no cliche unturned and no metaphor under extended Bathos is everywhere A tone is reached for and dismally missed Here is Alan, typically petty and misguided, on why he hates students These people might be able to tell you which French films Jean Luc Picard was in, but I bet you any money, they wouldn t be able to re attach a stopcock if it became loose Utterly useless people It s taken me two months to finish the audiobook because I kept having to stop the car because I was laughing so much Comedy gold Brilliant Consistently funny and entertaining, I ve rarely laughed out loud so many times at one book.Written in character , it gives a fascinating insight into the thought process of the oft deluded, always derided persona that IS Mr Norfolk Radio The simultaneous tragedy and genius of Alan Partridge is that he s a loser who doesn t think he s a loser No matter what happens to him, whether it s self inflicted or out of his hands, it s never, ever Alan s fault, and it s never, ever a setba Brilliant Consistently funny and entertaining, I ve rarely laughed out loud so many times at one book.Written in character , it gives a fascinating insight into the thought process of the oft deluded, always derided persona that IS Mr Norfolk Radio The simultaneous tragedy and genius of Alan Partridge is that he s a loser who doesn t think he s a loser No matter what happens to him, whether it s self inflicted or out of his hands, it s never, ever Alan s fault, and it s never, ever a setback it s always an opportunity to explore other avenues Fired from the BBC Didn t want to work for such a bloated corporation anyway Shunted to the graveyard slot on local radio An ideal chance to speak to a captive audience who will be genuinely paying attention, not using you as background noise while they drive to work, or potter about in their home Reading this book allows you to explore and understand how somebody consistently reaches and maintains that thought process and approach to life, even in the face of what appears to be overwhelming evidence that you re getting exactly what you deserve I particularly loved his recollections of his childhood, and the desperate way he tried to paint himself as misunderstood and unfairly treated, when, in fact, much of his younger years were what would be termed as idyllic apart from the problems his approach to life bought on himself, of course.You may think that knowing so much of what occurs in the years covered by the television programs would make certain sections dull and predictable but instead, when they re seen through Alan s eyes, you re presented with a version of events painfully funny and excruciatingly at odds with what really happened Witness, for instance, the momentous meeting with Tony Hayers in the BBC restaurant when Alan is definitively and finally told there will be neither a second series of Knowing me, Knowing you, nor, indeed, any other programs made by Alan with the BBC On television, the scene was one of a desperate man breaking down before our eyes, but as related by Alan in the book, he s a mixture of Chuck Norris and Stephen Fry, mentally and physically controlling the dialogue and the situation in a way that brings his awestruck fellow diners to their feet in rapturous applause.Can t recommend this book highly enough it s a laugh out loud, joyously funny book telling the story of a man who is singularly unable to realise that virtually every setback he has ever encountered in his career is his own fault, and who has boundless optimism and an almost psychotic conviction that his big break is just around the corner Alan Partridge a loser who thinks he s destined to be a winner You gotta love it As funny as you d expect, which is to say pretty damn funny Partridge remains one of the most fully developed and endlessly fascinating comic creations of recent years, in my opinion, and none of that fascination wanes over the course of 300 pages of autobiography, even if some of it does go over old ground already covered in his various TV and radio shows Some reviews suggest it also works as a satire on celebrity memoirs, but I wouldn t know as I ve never read any You probably already know As funny as you d expect, which is to say pretty damn funny Partridge remains one of the most fully developed and endlessly fascinating comic creations of recent years, in my opinion, and none of that fascination wanes over the course of 300 pages of autobiography, even if some of it does go over old ground already covered in his various TV and radio shows Some reviews suggest it also works as a satire on celebrity memoirs, but I wouldn t know as I ve never read any You probably already know if you ll enjoy it or not based on how amusing you find his incarnations in other media Hard to imagine anyone picking this up who doesn t have at least a passing familiarity with him, although sometimes having seen certain episodes gives you an advantage The Smell the cheese incident related here from Alan s point of view, for example, is far funnier once you ve seen theobjective presentation on TV in I m Alan Partridge One thought this may be one of the few cases where the audio book is superior, as hearing Partridge narrate with his own inimitable cadence and inflections would inevitably improve on reading it in the Partridge voice in my head Powerful and compelling autobiography from one of the giants of British Broadcasting Partridge gives us a courageously warts and all account, from his in no way invented nightmarish childhood to his in no way embellished and misremembered career as perhaps the finest sports reporter chat maestro of his day Also features some fascinating insights into the revolution in British garage forecourt design and the most effective tank of World War II Do yourself a favour and pick up the audiobook, Powerful and compelling autobiography from one of the giants of British Broadcasting Partridge gives us a courageously warts and all account, from his in no way invented nightmarish childhood to his in no way embellished and misremembered career as perhaps the finest sports reporter chat maestro of his day Also features some fascinating insights into the revolution in British garage forecourt design and the most effective tank of World War II Do yourself a favour and pick up the audiobook, as Patridge s voice leaves no room for doubt as to why he clawed his way into, and then out of, the pantheon of broadcasting greats One of the funniest books I ve ever read After reading the book a friend told me that is was available as an audiobook with Coogan reading the entire thing in character I might just play I, Partridge on a continual loop in my car from now on, it was that goodThat the liking of other people towards myself found itself manifested with all the clarity this sentence has in manifesting itself in front of yourself as you currently read Snowflakes fell from the sky like tiny pieces of a snowm One of the funniest books I ve ever read After reading the book a friend told me that is was available as an audiobook with Coogan reading the entire thing in character I might just play I, Partridge on a continual loop in my car from now on, it was that goodThat the liking of other people towards myself found itself manifested with all the clarity this sentence has in manifesting itself in front of yourself as you currently read Snowflakes fell from the sky like tiny pieces of a snowman who had stood on a landmine Son to a dead father, father to a living son, TV personality, businessman, brand, rambler, writer, thinker, sayer, doer like some sort of confectionery Anne Frank A few of them were old school which is biographical shorthand for alcoholic I did a lot of crying as well I m not ashamed to say that now, but at the time I found ways to hide it Mainly by doing the bulk of it in the shower That way people can t say what s tears and what s just hot water I mention this because one of the other big boons of hotel life was the fact that water was free I could use as much as I pleased And believe me, I pleased I d often fill the bath, get in, then put the shower on too It was like swimming in the sea during a tropical downpour I called it my Caribbean soak Bliss Sport, on the other hand, is straightforward In badminton, if you win a rally, you get one point In volleyball, if you win a rally, you get one point In tennis, if you win a rally, you get 15 points for the first or second rallies you ve won in that game, or 10 for the third, with an indeterminate amount assigned to the fourth rally other than the knowledge that the game is won, providing one player is two 10 point or 15 point segments clear of his opponent It s clear and simple Putting a damp spoon back in the bowl is the tea drinking equivalent of sharing a needle And I did not want to end up with the tea drinking equivalent of AIDS People in Norwich are warmer of heart than their bitter London counterparts with their negative equity and their stab wounds His loss Monkey Tennis was later snapped up by TV stations in Laos and Taiwan and ran for two successful years after which the format reached the end of its natural life and the monkeys were quickly and humanely destroyed I came to a startling but unshakeable conclusion no genuinely good music has been created since 1988 The relief was, as Americans say, freaking awesome The death of music on or before the release of Arthur 2 On the Rocks meant I was freed from the obligation of keeping up to date with contemporary music trends But let s not get hysterical Some people assume it s always wrong to smash a cripple in the face But is it Glen, it turned out, was responsible for collecting up the coins that were tossed at the band, carrying them home and piggy banking them As such, he was often targeted by youths, vagrants and Scots Just like a young chimp raised by humans, your grief can seem totally under control But one day that grief will reach adolescence and dish out a frenzied and unprovoked simian beat down So, dear reader, our time together is over All that remains is this short epilogue And anyone who thinks it s designed solely to haul me over the minimum word count specified by my publisher is very, very, very, very, very, very wrong Spoiler alert Actual quotes from the actual book Do you believe in guardian angels I do Not the winged ones you see in films As I ve often explained to my assistant a Christian female , as well as being aerodynamically unfeasible, wings sprouting from the shoulder blades would pull the ribcage backwards and gradually suffocate the angel a cause of death that s similar, ironically, to that of crucifixion.So, in early 1977 I cycled the 26 miles to Carol s parents house to meet with her fat Spoiler alert Actual quotes from the actual book Do you believe in guardian angels I do Not the winged ones you see in films As I ve often explained to my assistant a Christian female , as well as being aerodynamically unfeasible, wings sprouting from the shoulder blades would pull the ribcage backwards and gradually suffocate the angel a cause of death that s similar, ironically, to that of crucifixion.So, in early 1977 I cycled the 26 miles to Carol s parents house to meet with her father and request his daughter s hand in marriage But when I got there I was on the receiving end of an almighty curveball Hello, Alan, said Carol s dad, Keith Hello, Alan, said Carol s mum, Stella, not bothering to think of a greeting of her own Within seconds, I had nodded back at them I would have spoken, but I d just cycled the equivalent of a full marathon What brings you out this way I put my hand up as if to say, Give me a minute, will you, Keith I ve just cycled the equivalent of a full marathon The early stages of the pregnancy were equally tough for both of us For the first ten weeks Carol suffered from almost incessant nausea, not to mention frequent bouts of oral vomiting While, for my part, I was having hell s own job getting a reasonable quote for a new fan belt.

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