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Michael McIntyre has become Britain's biggest comedy star. His debut stand-up DVD, Live & Laughing, was the fastest selling of all time, only to be eclipsed by his second, Hello Wembley, that sold over 1.4 million copies and was the 2009 Christmas number one. He hosts his own BAFTA nominated BBC1 series, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, and won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up in 2009 following his record breaking fifty-four date Arena tour. But how did he get there? Michael reveals all in his remarkably honest and hilarious autobiography Life & Laughing. His showbiz roots, his appalling attempts to attract the opposite sex, his fish-out-of-water move from public to state school and his astonishing journey from selling just one ticket at the Edinburgh Festival to selling half a million tickets on his last tour. Michael's story is riveting, poignant, romantic and above all very, very funny.

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Life and Laughing: My Story
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4.6 / 5
February 14th, 2016
What a lovely well witten insight behind the scenes look at the struggles of becoming a tremendously funny comedian, husband and dad. Awesome read.
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Michael McIntyre
May 18th, 2015
Slow to start but soon warmed up. A feel-good read with a twist on the usual rags to riches biographies as Mr M clearly began his life in a very comfortable place. Lovely to explore the trials and tribulations of his rise to success and appreciate the less than glamorous struggle to fame and fortune.
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Life and Laughing
June 9th, 2014
A really good book. It was good to read about Michael's life. He is quite often just as funny in print as he is live.
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March 6th, 2014
Sees the funny side in all of life, especially the failures and painful experiences. Enjoyed it throughout though a bit cocky towards the end.
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January 22nd, 2014
A brilliant feel good book that will have you laughing out loud on your commute to work. The variety of photos from his child hood make you question whether his mother had an affair with the local chinese guy. Would definitely recommend this to others.
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November 25th, 2013
Amazing book!! Couldn't put it down and almost had me in tears of happiness for him at the end. Love this man and have both his DVDs I watch a lot. So out of this world.
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March 11th, 2013
A fantastic read
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