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- DescriptionPeter Kay's gift for observing the absurdities and eccentricities of family life has earned himself a widespread appeal.This book presents his autobiography, beginning with Kay's first driving lesson, taking him back through his Bolton childhood, the jobs he held after school and leading up until the time he passed his driving test and found fame.
- Author BiographyPeter Kay was born in Bolton in 1973. After leaving school with a GCSE in art, he held a series of jobs including working as a cinema usher, mobile disc jockey, in a factory packing toilet rolls, garage attendant and in a bingo hall. After a Btec in Performance Studies, he went on to win the 1997 So You Think You're Funny contest at the Edinburgh Festival and was nominated for the Perrier Award the following year. Peter Kay's first TV series was That Peter Kay Thing, followed by Phoenix Nights series 1 snd 2. The series Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere was a spin off from Phoenix Nights. Peter Kay has played a cameo role in Coronation Street, has appeared in the recent series of Doctor Who and recently starred as Roger DeBris in the smash hit Mel Brooks musical The Producers in Manchester.
- PrizesWinner of British Book Awards: Biography of the Year 2007. Short-listed for British Book Awards: Book of the Year 2007.
- Author(s)Peter Kay
- Date of Publication01/07/2007
- GenreAutobiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2007
- ImprintArrow Books Ltd
- Weight254 g
- Width131 mm
- Height195 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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- lyallie3330 May, 2017by
Peter Kay - Sound of Laughter
An easy read with a few amusing bits but not as funny as I thought it might be. Only psid a couple of quid for it so can't complain. Book wax in good condition zlthough second hand.
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- swingbowler05 Aug, 2011by
Well worth the read missed out on a lot of sun reading it.
I read this book on a holiday in Cyprus and once started could not put it down it reviews his struggle to start his career - how fortunate he was at certain times and his struggle to get to venues to perform. He certainly put a lot of hard work to get to the heights he did and well deserves his success. I recommend this book to everyone.
- reddevilchick07 Dec, 2010by
The book is correctly titled
Really enjoying this book, as stated the title is very approriate as that is what you laugh out loud!once you start reading this book it is hard to put down.
- ericanicol16 Nov, 2010by
LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY
NOT ACTUALY READ THE WHOLE THING YET BUT IT WAS RECOMENDED TO ME BY A FAMILY MEMEBER WHO SAID SHE LAUGHED OUT LOUD PRETTY MUCH FROM THE FIRST PAGE ONWARDS SO AFTER THAT HOW COULD I NOT BUY IT. I AM STUDYING AT THE MOMENT SO THE ONLY BOOKS I AM READING ARE ACADEMIC ONES HOWEVER I COULDN'T RESIST A LITTLE READ AND AFTER READING THE FIRST CHAPTER I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE REST. PETER KAY IS HILLARIOUS AND HE HAS A WAY OF DESCIBING DETAILS TO YOU IN A WAY THAT MAKES YOU SEE CLEARLY WHAT HE DID. GLAD MY FAMILY MEMBER RECOMENDED IT AS I NOW HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO READING ONCE MY EXAMS ARE OVER.AND IT REALLY IS LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY!
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