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Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal Kindle Edition
Picking up where he left off in My Booky Wook, movie star and comedian Russell Brand details his rapid climb to fame and fortune in a shockingly candid, resolutely funny, and unbelievably electrifying tell-all: Booky Wook 2. Brand’s performances in Arthur, Get Him to the Greek, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall have earned him a place in fans’ hearts; now, with a drop of Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, a dash of Tommy Lee’s Dirt, and a spoonful of Nikki Sixx’s The Heroin Diaries, Brand goes all the way—exposing the mad genius behind the audacious comic we all know (or think we know) and love (or at least, lust).
- ASIN : B003WJRE78
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (October 12, 2010)
- Publication date : October 12, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 5267 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 324 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #828,000 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reading about him sulking in a bungalow in Hawaii while filming Sarah Marshall because he could find nothing of interest to him felt like I was seeking entertainment in his suffering.
At the end, he is married to Katy Perry, but they're doomed to failure, with rumors flying that very much sound like an extension of the book -- a man who can neither be alone or really with someone.
When you take away these passages, there's not a lot left over -- except the odd award show or radio show scandals that are well-known.
In this second memoir, Brand reprises his writing voice to catch up readers on his latest adventures. And like his first, he does it with a powerful wit and captivating energy. But this edition seems to be eager to impress. He seems pressed to diversify, and use the wealth of his growing diction. For some reason, it seems even more exaggerated in this second edition, and now appears more out of place.
There's an interesting irony contained within the book. It focuses on all the events that led to Brand's marriage to ex-wife Katy Perry, but gives a cursory glance at his current girlfriend, Jemima Khan. They seemed to run into a charity party and now they're seeing each other.
As his life has become less sexualized, his language, at times, appears to be filled with sexual digressions and fantasies. It’s here, that we seem to see the mind of Russell Brand, when unhinged. It’s both fun and fanciful.
"...this spindly liquorice man, this sex crazed linguistic bolt of tricks and tics and kohl-eyed winks."
Followers of Brand may notice that his recent standup is similar to "My Booky Wook 2." Especially during the chapter about filming Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I found it to be a direct copy of his routines. Enjoyable, but perhaps a bit repetitive.
This is a nearly perfect sequel to a great life. Brand is a terrific writer, and I would look forward to reading whatever comes next.
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Even if you're "normal", as out were, you'll still enjoy it.
He's the Morrissey of stand up comedy.
He is a shallow man is our Russ (funny how stars start reading and spouting on about philosophy when they're desperate to appear all deep & stuff isn't it) - the quite horrible description of his 'Do you want to have sex? No? Go away then. Next!' approach to - let's not call it chatting up - asking women for sex raised an eyebrow, but as he is fond of reminding us, he's not doing anyone any real harm, in the 'Well, at least he's not murdering/mugging people' sense, and the above does not detract from the fact, he is a funny man in his stand up work, even if his life is now a bit beige.