• Dispatches from the Sofa

  • The Collected Wisdom of Frank Skinner
  • By: Frank Skinner
  • Narrated by: Frank Skinner
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-15-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (5 ratings)

Regular price: $18.59

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Publisher's Summary

Over the course of the last 10 years, Frank Skinner has toured sell-out stand-up shows, hosted countless TV shows and an award-winning radio programme, written two well-received volumes of memoir, as well as recording a couple of pop songs and learning to play the ukulele. He has been a busy man. Yet, for the last two years, he has also managed to squeeze in a weekly column for The Times. Without fail, he sat down every week and wracked his brain to think of something to write 900 words about. Dispatches from the Sofa is the brilliant result.
Alighting on such random topics as the potential demise of Margaret Thatcher, the love-hate relationship with your football club, Mike Read’s musical of Oscar Wilde, fat pop stars, Serbian breakfast banter, the pleasures of air-guitar, the banking crisis and the evil phenomenon of Jedward, this is a thought-provoking, wide-reaching, hilarious and self-deprecating collection - which also includes the first two chapters from his unpublished novel - from one of our funniest, quickest and most beloved comedians.
©2011 Frank Skinner (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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2 out of 5 stars
By LMB on 12-11-11

YUck!

Banal, Depressing, Sometimes Disgusting, Luckily an Audio because wasting time reading this would be more sad than the overall piece. Every once in a while for a split second Frank says something with meaning. He's a very good organizational writer, and his chapter summaries are always perfection. It's a waste of time and money. Sorry Frank.

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5 out of 5 stars
By chris cleeter on 11-10-14

Very entertaining and funny

What did you like most about Dispatches from the Sofa?

All too short , I could have listened for hours more.

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A must for any Skinner fan

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5 out of 5 stars
By Charlie on 08-25-13

Intelligently Entertaining

The articles in this audio book are the prefect length when you don't have hours to while away, though I was so amused it was hard to switch off. Of course there is humour, but the topics get you thinking. And it was touching at times. A couple of the articles are less interesting but overall I found this hugely entertaining.

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