Alan Carr is a national treasure and I do watch him on TV whenever he's on and very much enjoyed his "Tooth Fairy" Stand Up show. So when a book came out, surely it was an easy decision to buy it? Well, actually no. I did have concerns. A fair amount of the aforementioned show spoke of his childhood and growing up, so understandably I was concerned that what I would be getting for my money was a much longer, less funny version of his stand up show.
I was, however, very wrong.
Yes, if you've seen his show, you'll know things such as his dad's profession, where he grew up etc but the detail wasn't actually that much in the show. Perhaps because it wasn't funny? Well after reading his book, it would seem that that too, was wrong. Perhaps it's in the telling, since the book reads so easily, it's as if you're listening to Alan, but even hearing about family holidays to Great Yarmouth become interesting and funny.
I won't go into any more detail but if you like Alan on the Friday Night Project or from his "Tooth Fairy" show, buy the book - you won't be disappointed.