Written in a style familiar to his millions of listeners, rich with warmth and irony, MUSTN'T GRUMBLE is Terry's definitive autobiography. Not only does he introduce the reader to post-Emergency Ireland, his chain-smoking maiden aunts, his quick-witted mother and hard-working father and the (not so) Christian Fathers who tried to knock his hands off, he explains how he's managed to avoid a hard day's work from childhood to knighthood, and entertained a few million people along the way.
Terry talks in full about his past 35 years with the BBC: his hugely popular Radio 2 show, his TV shows WOGAN (NOW & THEN) and BLANKETY BLANK, the Eurovision Song Contest, working on the BBC's CHILDREN IN NEED programmes, and where he learnt to breakdance so brilliantly. MUSTN'T GRUMBLE is fresh, honest and a real craic.
Read by Terry Wogan
(p) 2006 Orion Publishing Group
was surprised to find his book highly self opinionated - it actually put me off listening to him on the radio.
Waste of time
As a great admirer of his radio work I was dissappointed to see that Wogan gave nothing away here (like Parky in his book). Despite what he says in the book, John Peel once said that he felt sad for Wogan doing TV as he used to get stressed out - especially doing the Eurovision! He rightly said he was a born radio man though. Looks like we'll have to wait for the unofficial biography to find out more about the taking of fees for doing Children in Need all those years etc.
seriously apart from the floral dance rubbish, you can't fault terry