In the sequel to Russell's best-selling biography 'My Booky Wook' we follow the now sober but still scandalous, sex-fuelled star on his electrifying rise to international fame. A roller coaster ride through tours, films, stand up and tabloids – this time, it's personal.
Rarely has a sequel delivered on the promise of the original with such literary and comic gusto. In Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal, Russell Brand takes off where his international best-seller My Book Wook left off. Brand is sober and, after dedicating his life and compromising his sanity in the pursuit of fame, he has had his first taste of national notoriety. Does fame bring happiness and inner peace? Not exactly, but it does mean a lot of sex. It also ushers in an unforgettable and raucous ride through chat shows, tabloid scandals, and Hollywood, all the while detailing Brand's search for the contentment that fame can't quite grant. Booky Wook 2 is a "celebrity memoir" unlike any you've read before: more clever and inventive than ever, Russell Brand explores the consequences of massive stardom just as he demonstrates the power of language and wit to make sense of it all.
Reviews of My Booky Wook:
'Candid, funny and moving.'
'How in God's name did the publishers ever get him to sit down and write the bloody thing? Because make no mistake - unlike most celebrity biogs, MY BOOKY WOOK has definitely been written by Brand.'
‘The most talented stand-up comedian to emerge in Britain this decade, Brand combines Eddie Izzard’s rare ability to carry a whole crowd along on an audacious flight of comic fancy with the carnal magnetism of the young George Best. Audiences leave a Brand performance not just entertained but actively debauched by his catalogue of erotic misadventure.’
'Hilarious, sometimes brilliant, and always indulgent.'
About the author
Russell Brand is a comedian, journalist, TV presenter and actor. He has won numerous awards including Time Out's ‘Comedian of the Year’, ‘Best Live Stand-up’ at the British Comedy Awards, ‘Best TV Performer’ at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, ‘Most Stylish Man’ at GQ's Men of the Year Awards. The first instalment of his autobiography, My Booky Wook, was a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller. It also won the Tesco ‘Biography of the Year’ award at the Galaxy British Book Awards.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very funny book
Too bad part one isn't available
A great follow up to My Booky Wook
Whilst I enjoyed this second foray into Russell's world, I was a tad disappointed that it seemed to tell the story of the others who surround Russell rather than his story. Saying that, Russell's insights into fame are pretty cool and the last chapter on Katy left me wanting more . . .