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Spike: An Intimate Memoir
by Norma Farnes
In this affectionate yet true account, Norma Farnes looks at the whole of Spike Milligan's life from his childhood and extraordinary family in India, his ongoing battle with his restless mind, his numerous affairs and his heartening struggles with many varied causes. She gives a mass of wonderful anecdotes and revealing insights into Spike and his circle, including his oft ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by HarperCollins UK
(first published January 2003)
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One of the few books I've read several times and could do so again. A warts and all account of life working for a true comic genius. I think it appeals to me because I can see some of my own behavior in my darkest hours in that of spike, I've often recommended the book to those suffering from or close to somebody, who suffers depressive phases.