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Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal. Home · Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal Author: Russell Brand My Booky Wook · Read more · My Booky Wook. Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal. Read more My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs, and Stand-Up · Read more. In 'My Booky Wook 2 This Time It's Personal', Russell Brand takes off where his international best-seller 'My Booky Wook' left off. Brand is sober and, after.
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My Booky Wook was one of the most revered and successful celebrity autobiographies of all time (not including the Bible or anything by Oprah). The honesty. 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, reso. A child's garden of vices, My Booky Wook is also a relentless ride with a comic mind clearly at the wheel. The bloke can write. He rhapsodizes about.
The driving ideology behind the Homeless James encounter was that with all the unoccupied buildings there are in the UK, no one should really be homeless. Presumably the reason it continues is that we somehow think of homeless people as dirty and unpleasant; so how would it be if I took a homeless person, brought him right into the core of my life - shared my bed and my bath with him?
How would that make us both feel? The intention was to film with James for a one-week period, but the reality was that after two days he decided that he preferred being homeless to living with me. Also, as a junkie, he needed to get out to score drugs.
Still, I do have very clear memories of being kept awake by James's snoring on the night we shared a bed together.
The most significant moment, though, was probably when we had a bath together. We were both naked, and James's ulcerated leg was sending clouds of pus into the bathwater. One day we took him to the Ideal Home Exhibition, thinking, oh, that'll be amusing, as he's homeless. I know - some of our ideas were a little stunted. There was a moment where I said, "Look, James, do you feel exploited by this?
I could be anyone.
I could be a murderer or something - I'm not - but having me living in your house is still a bit weird, isn't it? It's strange booking a cab for a homeless person. Where do you say they're going?
I stayed in touch with James after the show and used with him quite a lot. It's obviously difficult to have a genuine friendship when one of you is on the telly and the other is a tramp: "He's a homeless person and I'm a glamorous TV presenter - we're the original odd couple!
George Orwell, in Homage to Catalonia, wrote on the first page, thank God, otherwise I wouldn't know about it of the immediate recognition of shared humanity. When he was signing up for POUM - the rebel socialist army fighting against Franco in the Spanish civil war - there was a red-haired Italian soldier who was just in front of him in the queue where you signed up to fight.
Orwell said he instantly liked him, and could tell he would get on with him and could love him, though he was only in his company for a minute and barely any words were spoken.
Down among the have-nots, the drunks and the junkies, fleeting moments of mutual connection happen quite frequently. I had one with Barry - fine brown hair, concave chest, sad, sad eyes.
Him and his handler, who looked like Mike Reid crossed with an ox, did house clearances - taking all the stuff out of old people's homes after they'd died. His mate told me that the first thing Barry would do was go straight to the medicine cabinet, riffle through all the pill packets and bottles, and neck the lot.
It made no difference what they were for - rheumatism, athlete's foot, piles. Barry had never got over the death of his father, who was a boxer. I once went round to the place where he'd lived with his dad. It was quite a big terraced house, and there was hardly any furniture in it.
I sat in there with just this electric bar heater for comfort, smoking dope and taking daft prescription drugs. We'd induced a comfortable silence and I glanced at Barry. Orange in the three-bar glow, he just looked lost and sad, like my nan had when she was ready to die, but he was in his 20s - just a man in an empty house, lit by a bar-fire, on drugs he'd found in a dead man's cupboard. A beautiful soul who fell through life. Booky Wook 2 is a celebrity memoir unlike any you've read before: For You Explore.
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Russell Brand has been in the news quite a bit lately with his new documentary that came out. Several years ago I read his first book, My Booky Wook, and was fascinated by the life Russell Brand had led, all that he had endured in his childhood with his mother's battle with cancer, and his descent into a world of excess of heavy drug use.
He described very vividly what it is like to be an addict, how it made him a truly horrible person to his family and friends, and how he finally was able to fight his way through his addiction to become drug free and abstain from all drugs and alcohol. He is extremely intelligent and I wanted to read the second part of his life, what happened once he got clean and how he rose to stardom. He still could be a bit horrible at times, but underneath seems to have a good grasp on the inequality his stardom brings.
I'm anxious to read his third book, Revolution, about his ideas on how to create a better form of government. He states very clearly that he knows he is one of the privileged and the system is put into place to keep the privileged at the top and keep a divide between the classes. He discusses his struggle with the part he plays in that, how although he fought so hard for stardom he now realizes it isn't what he thought it would be, and actually goes against his new sense of enlightenment.
It's a good read. There are times I didn't like him very much, but other times I admired his insight and his willingness and desire to help other who suffer from addiction. I think Russell Brand is a very intelligent and funny man, and I liked the first book, but I found myself bored and distancing myself at a number of places in this book. I want to make clear that I think adults should let their freak flags fly as long as there is consent all the way around, but what I read here was a man who could not stand to ever be alone and left to his own non-onanistic devices.
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And that was just sad, to see someone who couldn't stand his own company, but also could not manage to know any of his conquests in depth. He needs constant connection, craves a relationship, but sabotages anything that could become a relationship. He sleeps with a lot of women, which seems like living the dream for many, but because it's a compulsion, there's no joy. 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. Paperback Verified Purchase.
Booky Wook 2: This Time It's Personal
To preface this review, I must say I'm an avid Brand fan and adore his first memoir: Amazingly, Brand is able to convey this frenetic pace in words, too. This is my second time reading "My Booky Wook 2.
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.Like Harmonica Matt. Chris Riddell Russell. There was a picture of Pearl that they had on their wall. Kate Moss.
I encountered Kate Moss for the first time as a result of my appearance on Jonathan Ross. Playground fads are revisited: