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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 23/05/2013
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David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details:

* the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (`Flat Roofed Pub')

* the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm

* why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink

* the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds

* the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide

* how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica

* trying to pretend he isn't a total **** at Robert Webb's wedding

* that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it

* why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday

* that he's not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007351749
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`One of the best celebrity memoirs of last year...his outsider geek personality translates just as well on the page as it does on TV.' Metro

`It livened up about half way through with the appearance of me. But enough of David's life. The book is wonderful from beginning to end.' Robert Webb

'David Mitchell is an extremely funny man on screen, in person, in print and very probably underwater.' Sam Bain, co-writer of Peep Show

`He can write' Evening Standard

`Fluent, discursive, intelligent.' Evening Standard

`If you like Mitchell on television, you will like him in this book.' Shortlist

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“Honest and funny, a good read”

I do not usually read biographies, however I do enjoy watching David Mitchell on quiz shows, and love his sense of humour, so decided to give this a go. I wasn't disappointed. This is an honest and well written... More

Hardback edition
26th January 2013
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“A celebrity autobiography to love!”

One of those fantastic autobiographies that reads like the author is having a conversation with you. This is funny, interesting and left me hoping that Mitchell decides to make a habit of writing more than sketches. A... More

Hardback edition
12th October 2012
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Charlie Hay at Brentwood

“The story of a back and a back story”

It is impossible to read it in any voice other than David Mitchell’s. Fans of his panel shows, soap-box YouTube channel and ‘10 o’clock Live’ will understand what I mean by his voice. It is truly unique. The book... More

Hardback edition
3rd November 2012
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