James Acaster's Classic Scrapes
But behind the fame and critical acclaim is a man perpetually getting into trouble. Whether it's disappointing a skydiving instructor mid-flight, hiding from thugs in a bush wearing a...more
The book is full of car crashes that seem to happen around every turn, sleeping in bushes dressed in a dress, cabbage-related pranks, and quite a few hilariously terrible festival and party-going experiences. There's a whole section in which a rather earl ...more
Unlike many others who have praised this, I couldn't read it in a day. In fact, it took me considerably longer. I found that if I savoured it - and 'dipped-in', it seemed so much funnier.
He insists all in here is exactly how it happened and I'd like to think that's true. My memory wouldn't be able to pull that much detail from childhood though!
Worth a read!
Unfortunately, being such an Acaster fan meant that I was already familiar with a large bulk of the stories recounted in this book. Having binge-listened to Josh W ...more
also, the chapters of this that involve car crashes are like the weird alternate-universe comedic version of I AM, I AM, I AM
(listened on audio, of course, bc i got interested in this through his (genius) standup and couldn’t imagine depriving myself of his delivery! he always sounds hilariously affronted by something. usually his own actions. i love him)
This was absolutely fantastic, I'm a big James Acaster fan, and the stories in this book are absolutely bonkers. Kept me very entertained and gave me proper laughs which are needed at the moment! Would highly recommend the audiobook so you get James's delivery as well.
I especially loved 'Xmas T ...more
I do question whether I would have had the same reaction had I not been so used to his performance. He’s such an undeniable presence that his written work will likely never live up to his own performance of the same material. He should take that for the sincere complime ...more
Some of the scrapes were funnier than others, but there were parts that left me a bit horrified.
Wait... Why am I reading what I type in Acaster's voice?
This book was funny and there were moments where I found myself in pure laughing fits. I am already a fan of James Acaster, so when I saw this book, there was no question about buying it and reading it. So if you are a fan of his, then I would definitely recommend you buying and reading this book. Reading about his night spent in the bush, of course the classic cabbage incidents and every and all other scrapes he’s gotten into and shares with his readers.