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Publisher Description

From much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux comes a funny, heartfelt and entertaining account of his life and weird times in TV.

The Sunday Times Bestseller.

'Honest and soul-searching' - Sunday Express
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In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he’d always been drawn to off-beat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t . . .

In Gotta Get Theroux This, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in the weird worlds of paranoid US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, get under the skin of celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank and tackle gang culture in San Quentin prison, all the time wondering whether the same qualities that make him good at documentaries might also make him bad at life.

As Louis woos his beautiful wife Nancy and learns how to be a father, he also dares to take on the powerful Church of Scientology. Just as challenging is the revelation that one of his old subjects, Jimmy Savile, was a secret sexual predator, prompting him to question our understanding of how evil takes place. Filled with wry observation and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his most insightful and honest best.

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'Funny, engaging' - Sunday Times

'Gripping' - Daily Mail

'Absorbing and surprisingly candid' - Telegraph Magazine

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2019
September 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
5.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Chunky24165 ,

Somehow disappointing...but I don’t know why

I gave this book a 4 star review as I enjoyed many aspects of it but at the end felt there was something missing. I was very interested by the Jimmy Savile parts as I felt there was more to be told on the subject and this book helped with that.
Maybe the thing that is missing is seeing the actual documentaries themselves and thaT is where the ‘gap’ is in my mind.
Good read, quite short (took me a week - short time for me) but still enjoyable.

Would recommend as long as you watch the docs as well...

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