I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan - Alan Partridge Reviews
Description:ISBN 0007449178 / Genre: Humour / Author: Alan Partridge / Hardcover / 336 Pages / Book is published 2011-09-29 by HarperCollins / ... more
I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan - Alan Partridge ... Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder – Alan Partridge – a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious 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 top 8 of BBC sports presenters. But 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 radio. Now 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 BBC. A literary tour de force, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan charts the incredible journey of one of our greatest broadcasters.
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by - written on 06/02/12, updated on 06/02/12 (Very useful, 16 readings)
Its hard to not start a review of an Alan Partridge product without heading it up with a quote. I resisted 'Ah ha!'. AHA! I Gave in. Something else I couldn't resist? Seeing Steve Coogan as Alan Partidge perform one of two rare live performances, one in London and the other - the one I wen't to in Norwich. I couldn't resist to the point I waited in the queue with the other few hundred people for a 4 hours. My ever caring girlfriend waited with me, and I would have been endlessly apologizing after convincing her, if I wasn't crazy excited. As soon as I heard this book was coming out I got excited. As soon as I heard he was ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/01/12 (Very useful, 46 readings)
As a big fan of Steve Coogan's work in general and Alan Partridge in particular, I had very high expectations for this book and I'm delighted to say it did not disappoint. I was intrigued as to how an autobiography by a fictional character would work. It could easily have been a hasty rehashing of old scripts but with Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan at the helm, I knew to expect better than that. The book covers the life of Alan Partridge from birth - a delightfully cringe-worthy description that is more befitting the Second Coming than the entrance into the world of a mediocre talk show host - up until the present day. No stone is left unturned as Alan ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/08/13 (Useful, 20 readings)
"1974 was a crazy, hazy time for Alan Partridge. The Sixties had come to East Anglia and it was a time of free thinking, free love and in my case free university accommodation." That's the only quote your get from me. I think its best left for you to read the book. When you sit down and turn the first page, you seem to immerse yourself into the book, like it was Alan Partridge. You do not get Steve Coogan or any other writer. Its purely Partridge writing. Now I must say, if you really do not like Alan, then please do not read it. You have to be a fan to understand the humour. Also it helps to have watched his chat show and 2 series of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/10/11 (Useful, 12 readings)
Having for a long time been a huge fan of Alan Partridge and his excellent tv shows (Knowing Me Knowing You, Knowing Me Knowing Yule and I'm Alan Partridge are the ones I favour) and when I heard that Alan Partridge was going to have a biography released where he was able to tell things in his own words I could not wait and thankfully I have not been let down by this amazing title. This book is a brilliantly put together work which feels like it has been put together with a lot of time and effort and thanks to this the book comes across as intended...funny, cringeworthy and over all as if it were written by the main man himself. The book flows well and is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/12 (Somewhat useful, 18 readings)
Who breaks a butterfly on the wheel? That (slightly adapted from Alexander Pope) was what The Times asked when Keef and Mick of the Rolling Stones were sentenced to jail for drugs offences in the 1960s. In 2012, I'm asking: Who fires a cruise missile at a gnat? This expensively produced book, written by rich and successful comedians, is the autobiography of a fictional character called Alan Partridge. He's an ex-sports reporter from Norwich, now a DJ on "North Norfolk Digital" with an "audited audience" of 11,000. He reads The Daily Mail, is crass and socially inept, and likes Phil Collins. This book mercilessly mocks and satirizes him, his tastes and Read the complete review