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Old 28-04-2015, 14:16
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Leslie Grantham ("Dirty" Den Watts)
Claire King (Kim Tate/Karen Betts)
Peter Kay
Mick Foley
Chris Jericho

My list so far that I have read. All great! What are yours?
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Old 28-04-2015, 15:19
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David Niven - The Moon's a Balloon and Bring On the Empty Horses
Pete Townshend - Who I Am
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Old 01-05-2015, 16:09
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David Niven - The Moon's a Balloon and Bring On the Empty Horses
Pete Townshend - Who I Am
How come and who are they?
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Old 01-05-2015, 18:18
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How come and who are they?
Whoooooo are youooooooooo. Sorry,couldn't resist. I don't read many autobiographies myself. Who's Next?
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Old 01-05-2015, 22:03
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Paul O'Grady's

I only picked it up because Private Eye gave it a (rare) good write up.

They weren't wrong, although the journalist was 'fired'
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:56
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Whoooooo are youooooooooo. Sorry,couldn't resist. I don't read many autobiographies myself. Who's Next?
What? Haha
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:40
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:53
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Don't get it but great song. Not sure who they are though.
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Old 02-05-2015, 13:13
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OK, I'll bite.

Pete Townshend is the guitarist and driving force behind the rock band The Who. They formed in 1964 and still perform sometimes, it's rumoured maybe even at Glastonbury this year. They were quite famous in the olden days and "Who Are You" was quite a popular track, hence the title of Pete's autobiography "Who I am".

David Niven was a debonair British actor from even more prehistoric times and appeared in many films from the 1930s onwards. In later life he published several successful books.
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Old 02-05-2015, 13:42
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Not a great fan of auto-biographies, I think you have to like or admire the person in the first place to be interested. So many celebrities come across as vacuous non-entities with frivolous pointless lives. The best three auto-biographies that I've read are:

David Niven - The Moon's a Balloon
Michael Caine - What's It All About
Richard Branson - Losing My Virginity
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Old 02-05-2015, 22:11
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OK, I'll bite.

Pete Townshend is the guitarist and driving force behind the rock band The Who. They formed in 1964 and still perform sometimes, it's rumoured maybe even at Glastonbury this year. They were quite famous in the olden days and "Who Are You" was quite a popular track, hence the title of Pete's autobiography "Who I am".

David Niven was a debonair British actor from even more prehistoric times and appeared in many films from the 1930s onwards. In later life he published several successful books.
Ok. I know The Who at least!
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Old Yesterday, 02:23
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All three of Paul o'grady's are fantastic reads. Three books may sound a lot, but there is so much going on and they are written so well that they are very easy to read. The way he has written them immediately catapults you back to when the event happened. You can almost see and smell each setting.
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Old Yesterday, 08:40
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Lily Savage?
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Old Yesterday, 09:30
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David Niven - The Moon's a Balloon and Bring On the Empty Horses
Pete Townshend - Who I Am
Just read The Moons a Balloon. Cracking read
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Old Yesterday, 10:58
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If you enjoyed the wrestling autobiographies the you should read Brett's book it's a cracker.
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Old Yesterday, 12:36
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If you enjoyed the wrestling autobiographies the you should read Brett's book it's a cracker.
Oh yeah? Didnt know he had one, why do you like it?
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Old Yesterday, 13:12
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I read Paul O'Gradys first book and love it, I got half way through the second and gave up and havent attempted the third.

I enjoyed Peter Kay and Michael McIntyres books. Lord Sugars was decent but quite business focused in parts which I loved. I also liked Nick Leesons for the accountant in me.

Dawn French was all over the place in hers. Managed to make it to the end but it wasn't an easy read.

If you like cars and or top gear Ben Collins (AKA the former stig) is quite interesting
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Old Yesterday, 17:17
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Oh yeah? Didnt know he had one, why do you like it?
It's not released by wwe so he says pretty much what he wants. There's also a lot of history with the Hart family and the infamous dungeon.
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Old Yesterday, 17:42
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Agree with 'The Moons a Balloon' and my other
favourites are 'The Ragmans Son' by Kirk Douglas
and 'All The Rage' by Ian McLagen.
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Old Yesterday, 18:07
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It's hard to recommend an autobiography because it depends pretty much on whether you like the person who's written it.
However, I am currently halfway through Ben Fogle's book The Accidental Adventurer and really enjoying it - I am interested in travel and enjoy his documentaries.
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Old Yesterday, 19:36
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It's written from Paul's point of view, but the character of Lily is also covered extreamly well, and you quickly realise who he based her on (even if he didn't know at the time).
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