Alanatomy: the Inside Story
If you loved Alan's first memoir - Look Who It Is! - then this follow-up, Alanatomy, will take you further into the hilarious and bizarre world of the country's favourite chatty man.
For anyone who has taken the time to see my stand-up performances or watched my chat show, 'Chattyman', knows that my body has hardly been kind to me - in fact there've been times when we've...more
He was like my real life friend for a little while - I would think oh no I need to do some ironing and then, not to worry coz I'll take Alan with me!
A great read (if you share Alan's sense of humour) but it's not a complete story or in any way serious - just good fun.
I really enjoyed both books, but for me I much preferred Alanatomy! I really enjoyed the insights into Alan’s celebrity lifestyle and the behind the scenes information on celebrities we all know and love that have appeared on Alan’s chat show Chatty Man. Full of stories and gossip ...more
Pages - 332
Publisher - Penguin
Source - Bought
Blurb from Goodreads
If you loved Alan's first memoir - Look Who It Is! - then this follow-up, Alanatomy, will take you further into the hilarious and bizarre world of the country's favourite chatty man. Alanatomy is the chance for you to get beneath my skin and see the real me because, and to continue the anatomical theme if I may, this showbiz existence can sometimes feel like an autopsy - picked at, probed ...more
I didn't really mind this, but if ...more
Overall 2.5 stars I think, as it was still amusing and entertaining in parts, but could have been saved by a better edit and perhaps planning.
(Rating is technically a 3.5 stars)
Alanatomy had me chuckling in bed late at night, it had me nodding in understanding and empathy at the struggles experienced courtesy of anxiety (No thanks Alan, I don't need any high end adult diapers... yet), and feeling a bizarre kinship to a man ...more
I didn't know some of the people discussed in the book, who is Jeremy Clarkson? But it didn't matter. I'm just glad I was able to buy it and listen to it, two of his three stand-up specials ...more
To say he has a way with words is a gross understatement. He vividly describes people, situations and events in ways that had me laughing out loud many, many times. I could listen to him for hours and was sad to reach the end of this book. I hope there will be more to come in the future.
Fun enough, and well narrated. A couple of the stories from the previous autobiography were repeated in here though, and this time around things felt more gossip-ish, which I didn't particularly like.