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Way and he s lost lots of friends due to so I was not surprised I do believe it has made a lot of people think back to those times I was not surprised and I do believe it has made a lot of people think back to those times I do remember all the rubbish that was going on at the timeThere were comments that they found it odd that he left the book at his Mum s death but I think its timely because it was after then that he began his TV work starting with The Bill and to go through verything I think we would have been here forever I do like where he has added a little about 2012 "And I Am Sure We Will Hear "I am sure we will hear Paul If I had my wish I would like to see Paul write a book containing some stories about him travelling the country as Lily Savage when he was making a real name for himself That would be hilariousIf you want to read this book go ahead but read the two previous ones first This is the second biography by Paul O Grady I have read and he really does know how to tell a story This is another ntertaining read that will bring a smile to your face as he relates the Lily Savage years Told in his uniue humorous and ndearing style this is a very funny read but tinged with a few moving stories along the wayWhen a book opens with a story about a naked dwarf tugging on someone s uilt moaning that they can t get into the toilet because a drunk Snow White has passed out behind the door you know what sort of book you are going to read The humorous stories keep coming and it is Love for Imperfect Things easy to imagine Paul O Grady telling them in his own genuine wayA heart warming collection of anecdotes from a man who knows how to tell a story Another brilliant read Very sad in places but a good read Another great book from Paul O Grady Frank honest you can almost hear him saying it Bit repetitive in places but genuinely down toarth It s obviously been wrote with care and sentiment which shines through. S and the Vauxhall Tavern police raid to the mystery of who shot Skippy and the great chip pan fire of Victoria Mansions Paul A Heart of Stone emerges shaken but not stirred Still Standing will make you laugh and make you cry Some of the stories mightven make your hair curl But it stands as a glorious tribute to absent friends and to a world which has now all but vanished. .
Paul O Grady s third volume of autobiography is tinged with a "kind of autumn sadness as so many of the astonishing characters it "of autumn sadness as so many of the astonishing characters it are no longer with us At the same time it s just as sharp witty and packed with anecdote as ither of the previous parts What sets O Grady apart from run of the mill ghosted celebrity twaddle is the he s genuinely interested in other people than himself So while there s a fine sprinkling of famous pals Cilla Beryl Biggins t al the stories about ordinary people his Mum Auntie Anne Vera Lalley Chrissie Murphy and of course Our Vera are Language and Linguistics every bit as observantly funny It s also a huge nostalgia trip if you re an 80s ueen like me and some I love Paul he s so acid with his humour This book is just as good as his two previous ones Brilliant could not put it down Paul is the best I have just finished reading Paul O Grady s 3rd instalment of his autobiography which has left me with mixed feelingsI reallynjoyed the stories of performing around the UK in various different acts and groups The tales are set before Lilly found her legs and won the admiration and affection of the Gay scene and the public through his TV shows I loved the tales of interactions the put down lines and the description of the dives played It guaranteed a few looks on the tube because of the smile on my face or when I laughed out loud I loved the path of becoming Lilly "finding the courage to go from a mime act to a live act we came to knowThe book details the " the courage to go from a mime act to a live act we came to knowThe book details the that was AIDS HIV during the 1980 s Detailing the heart break of losing friends the attitude adopted through fear ignorance and hatred that surrounded this disease It demonstrated the courage of the Gay community during this time and the courage of the drag acts like Lilly Savage Adrella and Regina Thong Through their charit. Paul O'Grady shot to fame via his brilliant comic creation the blonde bombsite Lily Savage In the first two parts of his bestselling and critically acclaimed autobiography Paul took us through his childhood in Birkenhead to his first teetering steps on stage Now in Still Standing for the first time he brings us the no holds barred true story of Lily and the. Y work they raised awareness raised money and Divertimento entertained and try to keep up the spirits of the community at largeThe part of the book that left me with mixed feelings or slightly deflated was towards thend of the book You jumped from the 1980 s to the present day and recounting trips to China Tibet stage show and writing screen plays I know there is a lot of history in Paul s life but I would of preferred to know about his first big break into TV the transition from Drag star to one of our popular TV personalities It ruined the flow of this section of the book and Love Is a Fairy Tale even lost some of it s charm in the telling of a storyOverall Injoyed the
it is not as funny the first book but is better than the second book I have long been a fan of Paul O Grady and have read his previous two books At My Mother s Knee The Devil Rides Out He always makes me laugh and I love his open honesty He s not afraid to say what he thinks and I admire thatThis book starts in the years just before Lily Savage came about Paul spends his time doing drag acts in seedy pubs and clubs with his friends this book is packed with reminiscent tales of their advent Funny and well written which is a rare thing in a autobiography Captures London in a time gone by And who doesn t like a bit of drag I have read the previous offerings from Paul and I think he was right to split his life up like this and be able to tell stories The first two made me laugh out loud but this one didn t It was xcellent though Of "course he has struggled and this book does tell of some "he has struggled and this book does tell of some the struggles and his indecision whether to carry on with Lily when things got tough I have read some reviews and some people felt that it wasn t cheery and as funny as his previous book containing a lot of deaths Well he s a gay man in his 50s his mother passed Rocky road to stardomPaul pulls no punches in this tale of bar room brawls drunken scapades and liaisons dangereuses And that’s just backstage at the Panto Along the way we stop off at some xtremely dodgy pubs and clubs and meet a collection of xotic characters who made the world a louder brighter and hilarious place From the chaos of the Toxteth riot.BOOK IT IS NOT AS FUNNY