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Billy by Pamela Stephenson
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Dec 29, 2008

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Recommended for: Anyone who likes to laugh with Billy.
Read in January, 2009 , read count: 1

I approached this book tentatively - a psychotherapist writing (analysing?)about her husband, but seeing Billy Connolly on the final Parkinson show compelled me to find out a little more about this man who could make me laugh so hard.

The structure of the book is interesting, with a vignette from the present introducing a segment of the past.

I particularly enjoyed the voice of the author which related Billy's story without imposing her own judgements.

The book revealed a gifted human being who lives life passionately and exuberantly. His upbringing was not ideal, but his willingness to grew in understanding of those who mistreated him shows him to be compassionate.

Billy's humour arises from close observation of the human condition. May he long continue to make me laugh.
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