My Booky Wook

My Booky Wook

by Russell Brand

He has been named Time Outs Comedian of the Year, Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards, and Most Stylish Man by GQs Men. His UK stand-up tour was sold out and his BBC Radio 6 show became a cult phenomenon, the second most popular podcast of the year.

His father left when he was three months old, he was bulimic at age 12, and began drinking heavily and taking drugs by age 16.

He regularly visited prostitutes in Soho, began cutting himself, took drugs on stage during his stand-up shows, and even set himself on fire while on crack cocaine.

In 2003 Russell was told that he would be in prison, a mental hospital, or dead within six months un he went into rehab.

  • Series: Russell Brand Memoirs
  • Language: English
  • Category: Nonfiction
  • Rating: 3.43
  • Pages: 352
  • Publish Date: January 1st 2007 by Hodder And Stoughton
  • Isbn10: 0340936150
  • Isbn13: 9780340936153

What People Think about "My Booky Wook"

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He consorts with the people of the underbelly, including neo Nazis, the homeless, nasty creative-genius Dadaists; drug addicts and outcasts (and, obviously, all the juicy celeb stuff he has capitalistically left out for the next one, BW2.) He floods his life with an anarchistic unprofessional demeanor, something I find intrepid and... he pinpoints the moment good people chose to save his life--all the book's literary (for its practically Dickensian in its observations of society, modern society) tension rests in his authentic-druggie Detainment, or the Repression of, a Wondrous but Inevitable Fall.

The only real shame of the whole thing is that he's still a fairly young man and to have already written an autobiography leaves me wondering if perhaps he's anticipating an early demise. I can't wait to read them, and it'll be just like him to publish a sequel to his life story. He's always struck me as a very sweet person who really genuinely wants everyone to just get alone and get on and I was a bit worried that reading this book would possibly tarnish that delightfully simple view of him, but it's only helped to explain quite a lot:)

And what's more, these people that think he's sexy are so seriously misguided you can't believe it! Don't be fooled: they might sound like paid testimonies, but there is an actual reason Russell Brand autobiography (at 32!) is a best-seller.

I bought this book earlier last week, hopefully so I could get it signed at Russell Brand's gig on the Saturday (sadly he didn't sign anything, so it's still autographless) and consumed it quickly.

I read it mostly for his discussion of heroin addiction, as I've a good friend whose son has been battling this most awful of addictions, and I really liked what Brand had to say about it in a recent interview with Terry Gross. There are some worthwhile passages, and I want to find and post one, but overall, a bloated book, yeah--

The worst book I've ever been given.

Dont you find it hard to make time to read?

Russell Edward Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author, and activist.