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The high and low's of Lee Evans
The Life Of Lee - Lee Evans
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The Life Of Lee - Lee Evans
Advantages: Brilliant comedian, funny, dark, honest, not what you may expect
Disadvantages: Needs more telling of his life now and not all in the past
**Why I want this book?**
Like many people out there I regard Lee Evans as a genius, I think he is fantastic and brilliant of the things he does. He is remarkable funny, yet he doesn't seem to see it, which makes him even the more funny more humble than before and more so than any other comedian out there today.
I have been lucky enough to be able to see Lee Evans Live at his BIG Tour at Sheffield, which was everything I thought it would be and more. He was so funny my sides and mouth hurt from laughing so much and I honestly thought I could not laugh anymore until he said something or did another one of his funny moves, and there I was and the whole audience laughing all over again.
When my Mum announced she bought Lee Evans new book called The Life of Lee and loved it I could not wait to read it and of course with Lee I was not disappointed.
**About The Life of Lee**
This book really is what the title says, the life of Lee Evans. This journey of Lee go through all his life from when he was a baby where his parents discovered he had a hole in his heart all the way to his teens. Lee describes how and why his life was tough growing up on the rough streets of Bristol to living with his family, moving to Billericay in Essex, meeting the absolute love of his life, Heather, now wife, who he adores with a passion and with the highs and lows that came with it.
This book was a real eye opener for me as a reader as Lee described his life the way it happened but not the way we as readers expected it to happen. It is a surprise to read that Lee was not a popular child growing up; he was the main attraction to many bullies and took a fair few batterings in his life.
Lee grew up watching his Dad on the stage, whether it was in a boxing ring or as a musician, he looked up to his dad and watched how they all grew as a family.
I was also surprised to learn Lee is a fine painter, in art. This is where he found his passion, something he was good at and more importantly he was proud of himself at last. His art teacher knew he was good and so did Lee.
Lee talks about his long battle with jobs, whether it was applying for them or managing to stay there long enough without making a fool of himself which would result in getting the sack. More importantly Lee talks about his first taste of show business came about, and the rest? Well that is history.
Lee often referrs to himself as an idiot, which reading through it you can see why people may think that but that is just the way he is. He has made mistakes through life and acts in a silly manner to get through a sticky situation. But that doesn't make him an idiot.
The Life of Lee has 385 pages with eight pages of pictures, the book measurements are: 23.6 x 16.2 x 3.6 cm.
ISBN-10: 0718156188, ISBN-13: 978-0718156183
**Price and availability**
You can purchase The Life of Lee Evans from amazon.co.uk for £8.99 in hardcover, paperback for £7.19, Kindle for £6.49. There is also a possibility to purchase this book in Audio CD for £11.97.
**What I think about it/do I like it?**
I found The Life of Lee an absolute joy to read and felt privileged to have read about his life and his humble upbringing that made the man who he is today. Although Lee's book is quite a serious book Lee's magical, humorous personality always shines through and will make you laugh out loud and make you feel sad in others.
I would have enjoyed the book a lot more if Lee talked more about his life now, his life after he made it and how it makes him feel now and more so with his wife Healther and daughter Mollie. This I believe is lacking and would benefit the book as this are what the readers know him best for, but in all it is a great book and something all Lee fans will love.
**Would I recommend this book?**
If you love Lee you will no doubt love this book.
Summary: Any Lee Evans fans will love this tell all book.
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