With celebrity autobiographies dominating so many bestseller lists, it about time Alan Partridge got in on the act.
Being a huge fan of everything Partridge, Knowing Me Knowing You
(Radio and TV shows), I’m Alan Partridge, Mid-Morning Matters etc; I
just knew this book was going to be something special. As far as comedy
characters go you would be hard pressed to find a more intriguing,
boring, enigma of a man. To be given this unabashed insight into the
life of Alan Gordon Partridge is a blessing from the comedy gods. If you
ever wanted to know why Alan’s marriage to Carol came to an end, how he
met his Eastern European girlfriend, or if you just want to find out
why Alan is.. well.. Alan, you need to read this book.
I have read a fair amount of comedy books over the years, and
although I enjoy them immensely, very rarely do they make me laugh out
loud. I, Partridge on the other hand had me braying like a mad donkey.
Be warned; reading this book in public places causes some very odd looks
to be thrown your way. It genuinely is hilarious!
A consistent 310 pages of comedy gold, starting with one of the best opening lines ever: “When
I was eight years old I suffered a nose bleed so profuse and generous, I
bolted from the schoolyard and sought solace in the first-class
countryside of Norfolk”.
If you are a fan of Partridge, or just enjoy laughing, you really need to experience I. Partridge.