Whilst there are enough celebrity connections and anecdotes not to be out of place in an 'A list' autobiography, the real hook of this book is that the author isn't remotely famous. The endearing appeal is that it is the viewpoint of the everyman, but one who has had enough light brushes with celebrity that he has some great tales to tell. These stories, anecdotes and musings are seamlessly woven into what for many of us will be a memory jogging, laughter inducing remembrance of some of the major, as well as quainter, stranger and more trivial moments of pop culture over the last few decades. If you love pop music and pop culture, feared the Daleks, the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and mourn the demise of Pez, Cresta, conkers as a rite of passage, jokes on lolly sticks, Top of the Pops and pink vinyl limited edition LP's, then you will surely enjoy this. Please beware! This book may waste days (if not weeks) of your life as almost every paragraph will have you frantically typing into your search engine and getting lost, on what may turn out to be an endless Internet Safari. This book contains some adult humour. 'Best Wishes and Good Luck with your writing' Ben Elton... when I obviously had far too much time on my hands, my creation was a#39; showcaseda#39; as part of our family Christmas get-together. It was in the form of a music quiz. ... In my family, a simple music quiz would have been nothing special, even laughed at if Ia#39;d tried to engage them with questions along the lines of, ... I distributed the game two weeks before the event, providing a CD and an answer sheet.
|Title||:||My Old Man's A Busman|
|Publisher||:||Author House - 2014|