Small Man in a Book, Hardback

Small Man in a Book Hardback

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Rob Brydon - star of "Gavin and Stacey", Steve Coogan's partner in "The Trip", and one of Britain's favourite comedians - tells the funny and frank story of his slow ascent to fame and fortune in "Small Man in a Book".

A multi-award-winning actor, writer, comedian and presenter known for his warmth, humour and inspired impressions, Rob Brydon has quickly become one of our very favourite entertainers.

But there was a time when it looked like all we'd hear of Rob was his gifted voice.

Growing up in South Wales, Rob had a passion for radio and soon the Welsh airwaves resounded to his hearty burr.

However, these were followed by years of misadventure and struggle, before, in the TV series "Marion and Geoff" and "Gavin and Stacey", Rob at last tickled the nation's funny bone.

The rest, as they say, is history. Or in his case autobiography. "Small Man in a Book" is a funny, heartfelt, honest, sometimes sad, but mainly funny, memoir of how a young man from Wales very, very slowly became an overnight success.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9780718158095



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A humble account all in all of this British comic's route to stand-up success. Being from his home county, there are lots of bits where I get excited where other readers may be mind-numbingly bored. I found his humour throughout to be quite genuine and unforced, however, and I am sure that this will make light and entertaining reading for most people. There is a lot of name-dropping, but this comes across as a tribute to those that have inspired him rather than a show-off rundown of all the people he knows. I am sure that there are far more fascinating celebrity biographies out there, but Brydon doesn't try too hard to make himself out to be something that he's not – that's at least worth something. I look forward to reading his future memoirs.

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