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Anything Goes: The Autobiography | Hardback

Released on 24 January 2008

Author: John Barrowman | Format: Hardback

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With graduation looming, the school guidance counsellor asked John what he wanted to do with his life. John replied, "I want to go into the arts." The counsellor said "Okay, but what do you want to do to fall back on." John replied, "If I have to have something to fall on, it will have to be my ass.""Anything Goes" traces the life and career of John Barrowman from his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his first big break starring alongside Elaine Paige in "Anything Goes". Since then, John has made a name for himself with unmatched West End achievements, including an Olivier Award nomination, and success in the movies "The Producers" and "De-Lovely". Television success was also assured when Torchwood won a Best Drama BAFTA. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, coming out to his family, turning down a job at Disney and his 2006 civil partnership with long-term partner Scott Gill. "Anything Goes" is revelatory and insightful, told with real heart and characteristic Barrowman charm. This is a wonderful tale of how one boy achieved his dreams.

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 GREAT READ....FIRST CLASS

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This is a brilliant Book,a joy to read from cover to cover..
a Book you just can't put down.Roll on the next one..

 john barrowman is the future lol

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Wow what can I say my brother brought this for my birthday its a great read. I can recommend this book to anyone. He says he wants you to feel like he's sitting in your living room sprawled out on your sofa telling you about his life. It does just that. Perfect Just shows what a outgoing funny guy he is. Goes from his childhood to theater to his feeling about getting the part in doctor who. A great read with brilliant pictures to.

 Interesting

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At first I loved John then I came to dislike him from stories I'd heard of him doijng awful things, after reading this I like and admire him for who he is and the life he has chosen, it doesn't go into gory details and the little stories he puts in and humour he adds makes you feel like you're talking to him over a cup of tea.

I personally enjoy his notes 'catching you out' that I haven't found in a book or autobiography before which is something new and nice, it also feels like he's reading your mind.

Overall I recommend this as a good read for the money and I'm certainly interested in the next book he puts out and interested in seeing him perfome live sometime because of the book.

The pictures are nice and he doesn't use complicated language or attempts to confuse you along the way, it's a nice quick read and all of it fully takes in easily.

I did giggle to myself several times throughout reading it and talking to my partner about events in Johns life :)

 WOW,

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I read this book in less than 24 hours. Well written, hilarious and tragic in parts. This man is an entertainer in public as well as in private life. Can't wait to see him on stage.

 As entertaining as the man himself

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John Barrowman certainly has packed a lot into his life so far and his autobiography reads like a series of engaging anecdotes. If you like the actor, you'll love the book.

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AuthorJohn Barrowman
PublisherMichael O'Mara Books Ltd (United Kingdom)
Year2008
ISBN9781843172895
FormatHardback - 280 Pages
Illustrationscol. Illustrations