Life and Laughing – My Story By Michael McIntyre

I haven’t read an autobiography/biography in quite a while. The other day, while browsing through a book store, we came across Michael McIntyre’s book, Life and Laughing- My Story. For those who may not know of him, Michael McIntyre is one of Britain’s best stand-up comedians. He has an amazing sense of humour, and has us laughing out loud at every line that he says. Both husband and I are hooked on his shows on the telly.

So going back to the bookstore, I saw the book, and casually mentioned to husband that it sure would be fun to read his book, given how funny he is. Husband agreed, and we moved on. Then last week, husband gifted me with it πŸ™‚ It was all the more special because husband is the sort who rarely remembers anything of this sort!

To cut a long story short – I loved the book. Every line is a ‘laugh-out-loud’ line! Such a brilliant man, with such a wonderful sense of humour, and such a self depreciating style of expressing himself! He writes about his childhood, his smart sister, his parents, the love if his life – his wife. He writes about his failed efforts trying to attract the opposite sex, all through his teenage years. All those girls must be cursing their lack of foresight now πŸ™‚

His struggles before he finally made it, drives home how difficult it is for someone trying to enter a career like this. There were times when he and his wife were deep in debt and deeply in love. Reading that phase of his life, I just kept hoping that something, someone would work a miracle and he would find success.And it did – it does all work out in the end. Despite his amazing success, he comes across as someone who is down-to-earth, with no signs of success having gone to his head.

I would give it a 5 on 5.Β  Funny, deeply sentimental when talks about his dad, and his love for his wife. Romantic, oh so romantic at times. I especially loved the part where he wrote of how he courted his future wife. Poignant, and gripping, while being extremely funny. If you like his style of humour, you will love this book!

Leaving you with a clip of his work.

22 thoughts on “Life and Laughing – My Story By Michael McIntyre

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    this man is so funny and have u seen his shows he is always running and hopping on stage

    He sure is funny πŸ™‚ Yes, I love his shows! We can watch the same show again and again and laugh our guts out πŸ™‚ Both husband and I are huge fans πŸ™‚

    I love his shows and the shows he does for Live in apollo .. he is a funny man .. i will see if i can get this book but i got all the dvd’s πŸ™‚

    I don’t have his DVDs – but will definitely pick them up πŸ™‚


  2. LOL, that guy sure is funny ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    I have always like stand up comedians; thanks for introducing another one ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Lemme find all his videos now ! πŸ˜€


  3. sounds funnily interesting… πŸ™‚ will have to surely try this one πŸ™‚

    It is funny and cute and everything I would have expected – do give it a try πŸ™‚

    P.S. Same pinch on husband forgetting these little things πŸ˜‰ but makes it special by remember them sometimes πŸ™‚

    Oh yes πŸ™‚ I suspect, he has learnt to deliberately forget things, to make me appreciate it when he remembers – sometimes πŸ™‚


  4. Long since I hv read one such book too πŸ™‚ Such a nice gift that is Smithu πŸ™‚ Made the book all the more special no πŸ™‚

    deep in debt and deeply in love – liked the way u said it πŸ™‚


    • The one thing I do not compromise on, is my reading πŸ™‚ Can’t do without reading. But I don’t review everything I read – that would take way too much effort 😦 Only the ones I feel are worth sharing πŸ™‚


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