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Paul Daniels - My Magic Life: The Autobiography

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PAUL DANIELS 1938â€"2016 In his day, Paul Daniels was the most famous magician in the world. His feats of illusion earned him the highest honours the magic world could award, and his astonishing talent earned him a worldwide recognition and admiration that will long outlive him. Behind the guise of the master magician, the consummate showman, lay a man of great intellect, wit and humour. But his dazzling career sometimes belied a private life that had more than its share of ups and downs â€" from his grim experiences in the army through to the pain and heartbreak of a broken marriage. In this, his only autobiography, he spoke for the first time about his incredible life and career. Although he was a master illusionist, there are no illusions here among the revelations of the happiness and sadness that filled his life. Among much else, the book speaks honestly about his relationship with his oldest son, and of the new life Paul made with Debbie McGee, his glamorous on-stage assistant. And then, of course, there was the magic. Whether he was making elephants disappear or performing card tricks with timeless professionalism, his repertoire was extraordinary. Perhaps surprisingly, his book reveals the secrets behind some of his most famous and entertaining performances â€" although he kept plenty up his sleeve, secrets that we shall now perhaps never know. Paul Daniels: My Magic Life, is a book to entertain readers, certainly. More than that, however, it will both move and intrigue them as it reveals the secret life of a much loved entertainer who was, in every sense, a magician to the end.

Secular Magic and the Moving Image

Secular Magic and the Moving Image Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Sexton
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The power of the moving image to conjure marvelous worlds has usually been to understand it in terms of 'move magic'. On film, a fascination for enchantment and wonder has transmuted older beliefs in the supernatural into secular attractions. But this study is not about the history of special effects or a history of magic. Rather, it attempts to determine the influence and status of secular magic on television within complex modes of delivery before discovering interstices with film. Historically, the overriding concern on television has been for secular magic that informs and empowers rather than a fairytale effect that deceives and mystifies. Yet, shifting notions of the real and the uncertainty associated with the contemporary world has led to television developing many different modes that have become capable of constant hybridization. The dynamic interplay between certainty and indeterminacy is the key to understanding secular magic on television and film and exploring the interstices between them. Sexton ranges from the real-time magic of street performers, such as David Blaine, Criss Angel, and Dynamo, to Penn and Teller's comedy magic, to the hypnotic acts of Derren Brown, before finally visiting the 2006 films The Illusionist and The Prestige. Each example charts how the lack of clear distinctions between reality and illusion in modes of representation and presentation disrupt older theoretical oppositions. Secular Magic and the Moving Image not only re-evaluates questions about modes and styles but raises further questions about entertainment and how the relations between the program maker and the audience resemble those between the conjuror and spectator. By re-thinking these overlapping practices and tensions and the marking of the indeterminacy of reality on media screens, it becomes possible to revise our understanding of inter-medial relations.

The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers

The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bobby Seagull
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0753552825
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If you found maths lessons at school irrelevant and boring, that’s because you didn’t have a teacher like Bobby Seagull. ***As seen on Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain*** Long before his rise to cult fandom on University Challenge, Bobby Seagull was obsessed with numbers. They were the keys that unlocked the randomness of football results, the beauty of art and the best way to get things done. In his absorbing book, Bobby tells the story of his life through numbers and shows the incredible ways maths can make sense of the world around us. From magic shows to rap lyrics, from hobbies to outer space, from fitness to food – Bobby’s infectious enthusiasm for numbers will change how you think about almost everything. Told through fascinating stories and insights from Bobby’s life, and with head-scratching puzzles in every chapter, you’ll never look at numbers the same way again.

Dynamo: The Book of Secrets

Dynamo: The Book of Secrets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dynamo
Editor: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
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A MASTERCLASS IN MAGIC FROM THE WORLD'S COOLEST MAGICIAN: DYNAMO In this fully illustrated guide to modern magic, Dynamo shows you how you can perform magic yourself. Learn how to make water freeze instantly, read your friends' minds, make chewing gum float 360 degrees around your head, slice a banana without even touching it, discover superhuman strength and many more mind-blowing illusions. The Book of Secrets will be the first step on an exciting journey for budding magicians, providing hours of breathtaking fun for all the family. #BeTheMagic

Bone Magic

Bone Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brent Nichols
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The war was supposed to be over. Tira Archer is done with killing, done with fighting. She's hung up her bow, saddled her mule, and headed for home. But children are disappearing from the peaceful village of Raven Crossing. Her search for the children brings her face to face with vicious kidnappers, goblin armies, and mercenary dwarves. A war is brewing, and not just any war. It's a war where the dead don't stay fallen. Hurt, exhausted, and sick of fighting, Tira will have to take up her bow once again. Somewhere there is a dark wizard manipulating the living and controlling the undead. Tira is saving an arrow just for him. He plans to rule the world, but he hasn't planned on Tira Archer. Keywords: Elves, goblins, adventure, war, rescue, castle, swords, sword and sorcery, high fantasy, magic, spells, dungeons and dragons, dwarves, high fantasy, epic fantasy

The Alpha Book

The Alpha Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonas Stark
Editor: Can Akdeniz
ISBN: 1500489549
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The Alpha Book will explain the traits of an alpha, including charisma, the process of making strong and rightful decisions, how to best communicate with others at multiple levels, and how to turn your daily actions into fruitful prospects. Each of these traits is going to be explained in separate chapters, followed by examples of how to develop them in a creative way and apply them in your day-to-day activities.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Upton Sinclair
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
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Upton Sinclair’s The Book of Life is a contains well founded advice and consists of two parts. The first part, Book of the Mind, covers spiritual topics such as faith, morality, and the subconscious. With intense conversations on the definition of each as well as their relationship and codependence on each other, Sinclair answers tough life questions and provides many thought-provoking ideas. While the first part of Sinclair’s work concerns the intangibles in life, focusing on matters of the mind, the second part of The Book of Life elects to address physical topics. Book of the Body shares Sinclair’s thoughts and research on diets, featuring discussions on how people should consume food, including fasting, and poisonous products. In this section he talks about diseases as well, citing their causes and offering advice on how to avoid them. Book of the Body also contains Sinclair’s advice on love, marriage, and sex. With these topics, Sinclair focuses on both the mental and physical attributes of life, advising how to lead the most fulfilling life possible. Though some of his ideas and advice are dated, The Book of Life remains relevant and interesting to a modern audience. First, though philosophy has progressed since Sinclair’s time, some human truths have remained evident and ever-present. Furthermore, this historical novel reveals the culture and world Sinclair was writing in, as well as allowing readers an intimate side of the esteemed author’s personality. The Book of Life serves as an encouraging work for thought, action, and gives great insights for how Upton Sinclair lived and what he believed. This edition of The Book of Life by Upton Sinclair is now presented in a modern, readable font and features a striking new cover design. With these accommodations, contemporary readers are allowed unparalleled access to Sinclair’s insight on love, sex, health, faith, and morality.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465527591
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Brain Hacks

Brain Hacks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keith Barry
Editor: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717191915
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Keith Barry is the world’s leading TV Hypnotist, Mentalist And Brain Hacker. He has mastered the unique ability to hack into people’s minds and rewire their subconscious. In this groundbreaking book, Keith reveals how, over the course of his astonishing career, he has developed a variety of techniques that will help you to cultivate a ‘magical mindset’ and develop mental toughness subconsciously. These are the very techniques he uses every day to achieve the life of his dreams. If you feel you are stuck in a rut or need help in life – whether that’s with your career, your finances, your personal life or anything else – this book will help you to move forward. When you master these methods, you too will discover that anything is possible when you put your mind to it!

Winning In Life And Work : Dare To Dream

Winning In Life And Work : Dare To Dream Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keith Blakemore-Noble,Laura Di Franco, Lynn Dehnke,Jennifer Whitacre,Paula Kalik,Shelia Heard,Veronica B. Light,Manuela Rohr, Karen Fulkerson,Margie O’Kane,Amy Boyer,Nadia Gualtieri,Jason Withers,Gila Nehemia,Stephen Bryant,Nick Manci,Lori Zeltwanger
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Winning In Life And Work : Dare To Dream by Keith Blakemore-Noble,Laura Di Franco, Lynn Dehnke,Jennifer Whitacre,Paula Kalik,Shelia Heard,Veronica B. Light,Manuela Rohr, Karen Fulkerson,Margie O’Kane,Amy Boyer,Nadia Gualtieri,Jason Withers,Gila Nehemia,Stephen Bryant,Nick Manci,Lori Zeltwanger Summary

Dare To Dream is about exploring how amazing and fulfilling life can be, if only we would dare to dream - for how can you follow your dreams if you don't dream in the first place? It is a book which explores the concepts and really brings them to life through sharing the experiences of 17 diverse people from around the globe who dared to dream. Each author shares their own experiences - the highs, the lows, the obstacles, and the eventual triumphs, in a way which seeks both to inspire us as to what it possible, and to motivate us to keep going and to achieve it. By reading them all, the book becomes greater than the sum of its parts, as the various experiences and lessons resonate across chapters, reinforcing in surprising ways, and build within the reader the desire, the will, the commitment to Dare To Dream. "Dare to Dream offers a collection of beautiful stories and powerful perspectives from a variety of authors. It shows us how the human spirit can shine through a myriad of challenges and how we each can develop the courage to live our dreams." - Marci Shimoff- #1 NY Times bestselling author of "Happy for No Reason", and "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul". Dare To Dream is the eagerly anticipated fourth book in the internationally bestselling Winning in Life and Work series (which includes Volume 1 [2013], New Beginnings [2015], and Success Secrets [2017]) Like its predecessors, this book is concerned with helping you to win in life and work. It follows the same well-proven premise - experts sharing their experience, skills, and knowledge in specific areas to help you to become even better at winning in life and work. As with previous books, the chapters follow a specific theme – in this case, that of daring to dream, to believe in our dreams, and to follow our dreams wherever they may take us. It is not necessary to have read the previous volumes in order to get the most from this one, although after reading this book you might become inspired to seek out the guidance and suggestions offered within the first three. For this book, creator Keith Blakemore-Noble brings together 17 international experts to share their messages, learnings, experiences, and insights into the power of dreams, all of whom seek to inspire us all to Dare o Dream. Contributors - Keith Blakemore-Noble, Laura Di Franco, Lynn Dehnke, Jennifer Whitacre, Paula Kalik, Shelia Heard, Veronica B. Light, Manuela Rohr, Karen Fulkerson, Margie O’Kane, Amy Boyer, Nadia Gualtieri, Jason Withers, Gila Nehemia, Stephen Bryant, Nick Manci, and Lori Zeltwanger. Chapters include - 1 - It’s Never Too Late 2 - Transformation is a warrior’s path 3 - Adversity: Make It Count 4 - The Subtleties of Self-Sabotage 5 - The Elephant In The Room 6 - Life Happens 7 - At The Centre Of Your Being 8 - Broken Dream 9 - I Pressed On: Destigmatizing Depression 10 - No Time For Regret 11 - Taking Responsibility for our Inner Pain 12 - The Power Of Beliefs 13 - Pocket More, Stress Less – Simple Pathways to Profit 14 - Forgiveness Leads to Peace 15 - First Steps Into The Unknown 16 - The Solo Search For Sanity 17 - Pain Pain Go Away - Don’t Come Back Another Day! "Dare to Dream is not only a good book, it’s a way of life. There are some great examples in these stories of how to live outside the box that so many people are stuck in. If you want more from life, you should read this book." - David Alan Arnold - Helicopter Cameraman of The Deadliest Catch and Author of Help From Above

Modern Witchcraft

Modern Witchcraft Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Blake
Editor: St. Martin\'s Essentials
ISBN: 1250244609
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Deborah Blake's Modern Witchcraft is a guidebook to witchcraft as a female-empowering religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today's society through goddess worship and magic. In a time when most formal religions are on the wane, Wicca is said to be the fastest growing religion in North America. What is it that draws people to Witchcraft, and how does a spiritual path with its roots in ancient beliefs and traditions transform itself into a practice that resonates so deeply with today’s modern woman? There are a number of explanations for the phenomenon, such as Witchcraft's connection to the natural world, or acceptance of members regardless of lifestyle choices. For women, however, the greatest appeal may be the worship of a goddess (or goddesses). No stern patriarchal God here. Instead, Wicca and most other forms of modern Witchcraft embrace deity in both the feminine and the masculine. Suddenly, women can look at the divine and see themselves reflected back. In addition, many women are frustrated, frightened, triggered, and down-right furious with the current social and political environment, but feel powerless to create positive change. Witchcraft can give them a sense of personal empowerment. There are many different Witchcraft paths and a multitude of approaches to its practice. This book will guide the reader on the journey to connecting with the feminine divine both without and within, and open the door to this magical religion that will enlighten, uplift, and energize their lives.

Nothing Is Impossible

Nothing Is Impossible Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dynamo
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448118484
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'I immersed myself in magic. I read every book I could get my hands on and practised and practised, day after day and night after night. Magic became my world...some might say an obsession.' When you’re a kid life can seem tough; tougher for some than others. But the darkest of times can also be the most enlightening. When his late granddad showed him magic for the first time, Steven Frayne knew there was more to life than hiding from bullies. He had a destiny. A calling. In that moment Dynamo was born: the most exciting magician of the 21st century. Since then, Dynamo has shocked, thrilled and amazed men, women and children, from all walks of life, all over the world. With his mind-blowing illusions, he has catalysed a whole new era of magic. Now, in his very first book, Dynamo invites you to join him on a breathtaking journey across the globe. Be prepared to levitate Lindsay Lohan in Singapore, transform snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains, and walk on water across the River Thames. Along the way, he reveals how to make the impossible possible, what it takes to pull off the greatest stunts man has seen, and why everyone needs magic in their lives. This is no illusion. This is Dynamo revealed.

The Hell of it All

The Hell of it All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlie Brooker
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571255523
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Brooker on the BNP Party Political Broadcast: 'Nick Griffin's first line is "Don't turn it off!", which in terms of opening gambits is about as enticing as hearing someone shout "Try not to be sick!" immediately prior to intercourse.' Brooker on Philip from The Apprentice: 'If it were legal or even possible to do so, he'd probably marry himself, then conduct a long-term affair with himself behind himself's back, eventually fathering nine children with himself, all of whom would walk and talk like him. And then he'd lock those mini-hims in a secret underground dungeon to have his sick way with his selves, undetected, for decades.' Brooker on Royal Ascot: 'Every year it's the same thing: a 200-year-old countess you've never heard of, who closely resembles a Cruella De Vil mannequin assembled entirely from heavily wrinkled scrotal tissue that's been soaked in tea for the past eight decades, attempts to draw attention away from her sagging neck - a droopy curtain of skin that hangs so low she has to repeatedly kick it out of her path as she crosses the royal compound - by balancing the millinery equivalent of Bilbao's Guggenheim museum on her head.'

The Real Deal

The Real Deal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rod Williams
Editor: Authentic Media Inc
ISBN: 1780782586
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Rod's drug addiction began at college and quickly moved from cannabis to Ecstasy and eventually heroin and crack cocaine. He soon became heavily involved in dealing drugs and gambling in order to finance his drugs habit. Following an attempt to import class A drugs onto the island of Guernsey, Rod ended up in prison. At rock bottom and in desperation, he turned to God and began his journey to freedom from his addictions. "This book is a compelling read...It details the ever greater power of Jesus, who saves lives and brings about a complete transformation to those lives which are on the path to utter destruction, in a way that nothing and no one else can. The book reveals how God's love, grace and true forgiveness turn not only Rod's life around, but also the lives of his long-time accomplices and shows how that has impacted hundreds of others' lives for the better. His accomplices also give us an insight into their own journey with Rod. Altogether, a mighty powerful read." John Kirby, International Director, Christians Against Poverty

HOPEFUL - an autobiography

HOPEFUL - an autobiography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Omid Djalili
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ISBN: 1472218639
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Omid Djalili's childhood was unconventional, to say the least. He was raised in a beautiful, chaotic, cramped, colourful and legally dubious guesthouse where his parents fed and watered Iranian nationals flocking to the UK. Over twenty years almost 2000 'cousins' passed through the Djalili's doors and the young Omid played translator to each. Although these years taught him a lot about the rich tapestry of life, this parenting by committee led to a slightly chequered school career which saw Omid taking his A levels a record six times and eventually fake his own university entrance papers. Desperate to be free of his cramped living quarters he escapes to the University of Ulster where he lives a life of wonderful solitude. Full of the warmth and intelligence that makes Omid such a successful comedian and sought-after actor, this memoir takes us on an incredible and laugh-out-loud funny journey through an unusually British life.

All of Me

All of Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Windsor
Editor: Headline
ISBN: 0755364651
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This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. Born in the East End of London just before the war, Barbara Windsor made her first stage appearance at the age of 13. From her early roles as the original Carry On dolly bird to her hit as Peggy Mitchell in the award-winning BBC drama EastEnders, her spectacular success in theatre, film and TV has made her a British icon - the Cockney kid with a dazzling smile and talent to match. Here, for the first time, she talks in depth about the people and events that have shaped her career: her lonely childhood, her doomed marriage to Ronnie Knight, her legendary affairs, how she has never let her fans down whatever her personal anguish. This is the heart-warming story of a courageous woman and consummate performer who has always made sure the show goes on.

Funny You Should Say That

Funny You Should Say That Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Martin
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141913274
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'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to have appeared on paper since, well, paper was invented. The quotations are arranged thematically and cover all aspects of life: from the world we inhabit to the things we eat, smoke and drink; from the way we move around to what and how we learn - oh, and the pointlessness of football. There is a short biography of all of the authors in the book, a brief contextual note for each quotation and an index of keywords to help you find you chosen witticism quickly. But do not be over-hasty when you use this book: it is a browser's delight, and should be enjoyed at leisure.

On The Up

On The Up Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice O'Keeffe
Editor: Coronet
ISBN: 1529303370
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'Funny and well observed, this timely novel explores the isolation of new motherhood O'Keeffe examines themes of class, race, privilege and gender with a deft touch which will speak loudly to a certain generation. I loved this book.' CLOVER STROUD, AUTHOR OF MY WILD AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS 'A warm-hearted and entertaining debut' HANNAH BECKERMAN, OBSERVER 'A poignant tale of modern family life' WOMAN & HOME 'On the Up is a gem of a novel that holds up a mirror to the way we live now.' RED 'Funny and compassionate' NEW STATESMAN 'Funny and real, this is a blast of fresh air.' FABULOUS 'An uplifting debut.' HELLO 'I love the way this book makes the domestic political, and vice versa' POLLY SAMSON 'An intimate exploration of womanhood and the idea of home and belonging. Funny, melancholic, and full of warmth' XIAOLU GUO '[Alice writes] really well about the frustrations of not having much money in a culture that is geared towards those that have it all. It's not a topic we see a lot of in contemporary fiction and I found it very refreshing to see it tackled here.' LAURA BARNETT author of The Versions of Us 'I love this book. Funny, heart-felt and poignant. It reflects perfectly the experiences of a generation that doesn't ever seem to have as much time, or money, as our parents had.' TOBIAS JONES 'an uplifting book about persevering through the tough times ... an amazing debut.' YAHOO By reading Style magazine, I was training myself not to want things. It was going quite well. I had already found that I did not want a pair of Yves Saint Laurent mules, a chandelier made from plastic antlers, or a diamond-encrusted necklace in the shape of a pineapple. I was still working on not wanting a fitted farmhouse kitchen in warm wood. Sylvia lives in a flat on a council estate with her not-quite-husband Obe and their two young children. She dreams of buying a house on a leafy street like the one she grew up in. If she closes her eyes, she can see it all so clearly: the stripped floorboards, the wisteria growing around the door... It's not ideal that she's about to be made redundant, or that Obe, a playworker, is never going to earn more than the minimum wage. As sleep deprivation sets in, and the RnB downstairs gets ever louder, Sylvia's life starts to unravel. But when the estate is earmarked for redevelopment, the threat to her community gives Sylvia a renewed sense of purpose. With a bit of help from her activist sister, and her film-maker friend Frankie, she's ready to take a stand for what she believes in. Warm, witty and brilliantly observed, On the Up is about relationships and community, finding a way through the tough times, and figuring out what's really worth fighting for.

British Music Hall

British Music Hall Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Anthony Baker
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473837405
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'The music hall ...had no place for reticence; it was downright, it shouted, it made noise, it enjoyed itself and made the people enjoy themselves as well.' W.J. MACQUEEN POPEMusic Hall lies at the root of all modern popular entertainment. With stars such as Marie Lloyd, Harry Lauder and Dan Leno, it reached its glorious, brassy height between 1890 and the First World War. In the first book on this subject for many years, Richard Anthony Baker whisks us off on a colourful and nostalgic tour of the rise and fall of British music hall.At the beginning of the nineteenth century people sang traditional songs in taverns for entertainment. This was so popular that rooms started to be added to inns for shows to be staged, and, before long, songs were being specially composed and purpose-built theatres were springing up everywhere. Britain's working class had, for the first time, its own form of public entertainment and its own breed of stars. The colour and vitality attracted serious writers and artists, as well as the future Edward VII, and music hall became simultaneously the haunt of the working classes and the avant-garde.Including stories of a clergyman who wrote music-hall sketches, a hall in Glasgow where luckless entertainers were pulled off stage by a long hooked pole, and Cockney dictionaries that helped Americans understand touring British performers, this book is a hugely engaging slice of social history, rich in humour, tragedy and bathos.As featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire and in the Sunderland Echo.

Good Times!

Good Times! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justin Lee Collins
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407029398
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He street jams in spandex and wrestles in lycra. He's been a magician, a ventriloquist and a clown. He's hugged some of the biggest stars in the world, and pretty much anyone else who's crossed his path. He mucks about, wears silly costumes and manhandles his friend Alan Carr on national TV on a weekly basis. And people have literally paid him to do all this. Good times! But life wasn't always so kind to young Justin. He discovered he couldn't kiss very well at school camp in Plymouth. "An attractive sixth-form girl let me snog her. I was about 12. She pulled away, and said 'Aaah, you can't do it.' Then she then picked me up and carried me back to my room." The years stacking shelves at Bristol's Marks and Spencer weren't exactly a high point. Being told to 'walk faster' by his boss and being given a final warning: "it dawned on me they thought that putting out knickers and crisps was beyond me!" Bad times. But mere retail couldn't keep him down! This hilarious coming-of-age story follows his journey from collecting Star Wars toys as a small boy to schmoozing Carrie Fisher in her Hollywood home, and becoming one of the most loved and instantly recognised faces on British TV. For each new twist his life has taken, he hasn't changed a bit. He's as bouncy, funny, shambolic, huggable and of course Bristolian as he's ever been. This is the story of how it all happened. By accident. But this book is not just a routine celebrity autobiography/memoir - that would be boring. Especially for Justin himself, whose attention span is that of a small child at the best of times. Instead, this is JLC utilising his remarkable photographic memory to ponder the unfeasibly peculiar and funny moments that have defined his life, and desperately trying to make sense of it all. Rock on!