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S very easy for people to think that ust because he works in comedy and as he readily admits hasn t always given off the vibe that he really cares that he almost fell into THE JOB THAT COULDN T BE FURTHER FROM THE job That couldn t be further from the he has got over some serious hurdles both before and during his career all of which he has managed to come out the other sideI get the impression even so than I already did being a huge fan that he is an absolutely lovely person So if you re looking for a light read that will give you an insight into James Corden s life then I would definitely recommend it to you I love James Corden but was disappointed by this book as it was of his personal memoirs and hardly any comedy in it Also an extreme amount of name dropping Still an interesting read Puckster's First Hockey Sweater just not laugh out loud funny as I was expecting hoping Yes James you ve got our attention You ve released your autobiography and as a huge Gavin and Stacey fan I was so excited to read it Not only is he the man responsible for one of the if not the biggest British comedies in the last decade he s also well known for his roles in ITV s Fat Friends and both the stage and movie productions of Alan Bennett s The History Boys Basically this book is a three hundred and odd page apology to everyone James Corden has ever pissed off And let s face it that s a lot of people Teachers family agents crew friendsournos and the public From being the fat loveable kid in Fat Friends his ego got the better of him and he became tabloid fodder believing his own hype Fair enough the guy has been big enough to apologise for being a d I wouldn t call myself a big Cordon fan I feel that he can play a certain role well thoughObviously he *came to my attention because of Smithy on Gavin and Stacey but I was also curious to *to my attention because of Smithy on Gavin and Stacey but I was also curious to this having guest starred in Doctor WhoThe main thing that I took from this biography was Cordon s time touring The History Boy and the subseuent film adaptationWhat an incredible cast of young actors including Dominic Cooper Russell Tovey and Samuel BarnettIt made me want to watch the movieCordons pursuit for fame and subseuent mini spiral during a low point in his life add an additional dimension to someone who portrays that cheeky chappy persona Not as humorous as I thought it would be this will only appeal to those that like his work. He got there and here is the story of how he did it From his time as one of the founding players of his school's first ever rugby team to nationwide fame as the loveably loud Smithy in the award winning Gavin and Stacey this is a tenderly and very funnily told story of what it’s like to try try and try again and get there in the Rnest and show biz than a previously Thought A Shame Really As His Earnestness A shame really as his earnestness one of the reasons he seemed so charming I commend him for getting out of whatever funk he was in for a while turning his life around seems far too melodramatic to say but he has seemingly curbed the partying and hubris that were so unappealing in the book It also seems like a *Good Deal Of The Less Satisfying Behavior Ultimately Stemmed From *deal of the less satisfying behavior ultimately stemmed from consciousness so it was interesting to see the uxtaposition of the self effacing and arroganceI also didn t realize that the memoir was written several years ago which was before he came on my radar so the things I was hoping to hear him talk about hadn t even happened yet That s ok ust wasn t aware of that when I started it I listened to the audio and he does give a great performance as the narrator not too surprising given his talentOverall this was enjoyable but a bit bland Recommended for big fans of Mr Corden s but I can t say this has enough in there for anyone A fun listen Made me laugh out loud a few times Although it s a bit odd bc I Didn T Even didn t even who James Corden was till carpool karaoke but this book is 5 years old so there s no mention of the Late Late Show or any of thatBut it was fun to hear his early career stories although I had to do a lot of googling to see who these British actors and directors are even if I did get some weird looks for laughing out loud while listening in Costco I found it to be a bit of a snoozefest I m sad to say I m sure others will enjoy though Lots of celebrity anecdotes and name droppingI m glad Cordon changed himself in recent years but he was rather a dick for most of his life Didn t make me warm to him really I listened via audible and even his voice and his inflection at the end of sentences started to grate on me A fun read for Corden fans I am one I ve Liar just finished this book and I have to say I really uite enjoyed it It was an easy read that didn t take particularly long but I didn t expect any different to be honest it s an autobiography not a hard hitting novel I found it refreshing to readust how down to earth he is unlike some of the people on here I certainly didn t interpet it as a book full of apologies at all To me it highlighted the extent of how hard he has worked to get to where he is today I think it. London for auditions sometimes three or four times a week only to be met with constant rejections Even the teenage distractions of girls forming his own pop group attempted and failed shoplifting or the endless detentions he'd get from exasperated teachers didn't put him off He knew where he wanted to be and he'd keep on trying until. Highly recommended listeningI loved every minute of this audiobook James Corden narrates which makes it feel like he is telling you the story on a one to one basis which is amazingBefore listening I had only seen James on his game show on Sky TV but since then I have watched every episode of Gavin Stacey and rate him even higher nowIf you like James you will love listening to this wonderful story of his life up until 2010 there is so much to know now so hopefully there will be a follow up book coming soon Despite his enormous successes in Britain James Corden was virtually unknown in this country when he was tapped to replace Craig Ferguson as host of CBS s Late Late Show I only knew him from his taped performance in NTL s One Man Two Guvnors He fast became a favorite of ours as a late night host and the unpredictable uality of his award winning show and its originality continues On picking up this autobiography I was dismayed to find it was written on the eve of these events but ended being delighted by his honest and generous sharing of his early life warts and all his family and their effect on his life they I generally love James Corden and as such I had high hopes for this his life they I generally love James Corden and as such I had high hopes for this I have to admit I was a little disappointed I selected this one because I was coming off of some heavier reads and wanted something a bit lighter and something funny While this was certainly ovial at times I can t say that I ever really truly laughed the most I got was a grin at a piece of wry British humor my favorite kind normally it was interesting my favorite kind normally It was interesting hear Mr Corden s background I actually didn t know as much about him as I thought I did Perhaps that is one of the things that made this a bit of a miss for me Mr Corden is clearly very talented and my main experience with him is his persona these days of a singing teddy bear with a slightly naughty streak This book peeled back a few layers I didn t know about and while I think that he is probably a pretty decent bloke there is a lot in his background that is a bit off putting arrogant and sleazy It was a little like finding out the book version of The Fox and the *Hound Does NOT Match Disney S Version *does NOT match Disney s version the animated movie doesn t make me dislike it but it takes ust a bit of the sheen off of the version I saw first And it makes him seem a little less ea. The warm hilarious story of the Gavin and Stacey cocreator and starAs far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place in front of an audience doing something to make them cry shout scream or giggle uncontrollably but it wasn't that easy getting there Growing up his dad would drive him up and down to. ,

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