Frank Skinner Autobiography Paperback
Frank Skinner is undoubtedly one of the funniest and most successful comedians appearing on British screens.
Born Chris Collins in 1957 he grew up in the West Midlands where he inherited his father's passion for football, a West Bromich Albion supporter, along with a liking for alcohol. Expelled from school at 16 Frank held various jobs later going on to gain an MA in English Literature. Nurturing a serious drink problem from the age of fourteen, Frank eventually turned to Catholicism in 1987 and hasn't had a drink since. He performed his first stand up gig in December 1987.
His first television appearance in 1988 met with fits of laughter from the audience and 131 complaints, including one from cabinet minister Edwina Currie. He met fellow comedian David Baddiel in 1990 and the two went on to share a flat throughout the early 90's and to create the hit TV series Fantasy Football League.
Winner of the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival, Skinner's is a unique mixture of laddish and philosophical humour which has won him the prime time ITV show - The Frank Skinner Show. Here, for the first time, Frank candidly tells us of the highs and lows of his fascinating life and career.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, Illustrations (some col., ports. (some col.)
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 02/05/2002
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9780099426875
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Review by celticstar
This has been a great book for dipping in and out of and for the last few weeks it's gone nearly everywhere I have and been like my best friend. I like the way it's set out, found it easy to read and felt like I was listening to my best mate. One of the quotes on the back of the book says it's 'often shocking' I found it more like your best friend casually telling you a little too much information than shocking, I'm sure the people that would find it shocking wouldn't really have much interest in reading it anyway. And I'm probably one of the 30 something women that Frank mentions in the book with regards to him dating younger women... It's a great book, well written and lots of laughs