Why Do I Say These Things?, Paperback Book

Why Do I Say These Things? Paperback

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Why is catalogue shopping responsible for Jonathan Ross' inimitable sense of style?

Why might wearing cape and mask be a fast track to heaven?

Why does Jonathan wince every time he sees a Hoover? And why did he fall in love with a deep-sea diver? Why? Because this is Jonathan Ross. And nothing is out of bounds when it comes to talking about life as he knows it.

From sex and pugs to rock 'n' roll and genital warts, Jonathan holds forth as only he can.

This sharply observed, laugh-out-loud, outrageous page-turner will leave you asking just one question...Why didn't he write it sooner?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9780553813494

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In this book Jonathan Ross, the well known TV presenter, takes us on a journey through the high points of his life and career to date, and some of the strange and funny things that have happened to him along the way. I love Jonathan's TV shows and have always been a big fan, so I thought it would be interesting to learn a bit more about the man behind the TV persona. This book is not really an autobiography as such, as he doesn't run through the events in his life in chronological order. It's more like the type of stories he would relate at a dinner party (although maybe a few of them would not be suitable for that setting!).There are many funny anecdotes about his life contained in the book, and he comes across as quite a nice man and surprisingly down-to-earth considering much of his life has been lived as a celebrity. Being a Londoner myself, I also liked reading his childhood memories from the '60s/'70s which evoke a real feeling of nostalgia. For me, some of the humour in the book feels like he is trying too hard to be funny and can be a bit cringeworthy; but aside from that, I did enjoy it and it's a quick read. I would recommend it to any other JR fans.

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