The “straight man” from Best In Show has written the funniest, most honest and revealing book about Hollywood in decades...
For more than four decades, Jim Piddock has navigated the turbulent waters of Broadway and Hollywood as an actor and a writer. In this highly entertaining and witty account of his journey from a small village in England to the heady heights of the Hollywood Hills, he pulls back the curtain—with remarkable honesty and humour—to reveal what really goes on behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.
But underneath this lighthearted, irreverent romp through the world of show business—and Jim's involvement with Crystal Palace Football Club in his spare time—lie some deeper reflections and the incisive conclusions on what the real meaning of family is, how to make destiny-defining choices, and the importance of living life to the fullest.
All of the author's proceeds from the book will be donated to BAFTA's Access for All program in the US, the Palace for Life Foundation in the UK, and a charity to aid Ukrainian refugees.
"Jim has a big heart and a sharp wit and both are on display in the pages of this book. So f*cking read it."
- Seth Meyers
"Jim has done that rare thing that perhaps only Michael Caine and David Niven have done before; conjured a funny, inclusive, whimsical, and magical tale..."
- Russell Brand
"...this laugh-out-loud book...entertains endlessly and most wisely."
- Jean Smart
"When I wasn't gasping or laughing my head off, I was wondering why my life is so boring compared to Jim Piddock's."
- Elizabeth McGovern
"...hilarious, passionate, beautifully told, and memorably waspish..."
- Hugh Bonneville
"Head to head with Shakespeare, most critics have said Jim would win in a knife fight."
- Eddie Izzard