Monday, 24 September 2012

I, partridge - steve coogan


I, Partridge is written 'in character' as if the TV shows such as 'The Day Today' that featured Alan Partridge were genuine, and has some genuinely funny moments that certainly made me chortle.  It got a bit dull towards the end and could maybe have been a bit shorter, but it was a change to read an 'autobiography' such as this. You don't have to be a great fan of Steve Coogan or the Alan Partridge TV shows to benefit from this, as it stands alone as an amusing journey through the land of TV, radio, and celebrity.  It also sheds some light on the 'reality and fa├žade' of stars such as Dale Winton, which were some of the funniest parts.  Top stuff, but still not as good as Tom Baker's autobiography, which is hilarious and moving (a lethal combination).

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