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Publisher's Summary

Lee Evans is one of the best-loved comedians in the country; a Hollywood star able to sell out arenas in the blink of eye. But he was not always such a roaring success. Read unabridged by the man himself, the audiobook edition of The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography, charting his ups and downs on the way to the top. Lee takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate and his unconventional school days, when he was publicly derided as 'a failure' by a sadistic teacher.
In this brilliantly entertaining and engaging tale, he also guides us through a grim teenage period of numerous dead-end jobs. When he was cleaning toilets and plucking turkeys, he could never have imagined that one day he would be playing to thousands of adoring fans at the O2 Arena. The reading also reveals how as a boy Lee got his first taste of showbiz, living out of a suitcase and accompanying his entertainer father around the smoky, rowdy, unforgiving working-men's club and theatre circuit. Desperately struggling to be accepted, this quiet young loner always saw himself as an outsider. But he finally met the love of his life and accidentally discovered the one place where he felt at home: the stage. The Life of Lee is a story that is like its subject: compelling, touching, charming and, above all, fantastically funny.
©2011 Lee Evans (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jahnos on 06-24-15

Moving and Inspiring

Lee Evans, was one of the best comedians in the world of British Comedy untill his retirement and still today, his energetic performance is as electrifying as it is funny.
His life story takes thenlistener through some of his rare ups to the ultimate downs, illustrated by the charming voice of the narrator/author which lead to a great listen wherever you are.
Lee Evans is a true inspiration and anyone who calls themselves a real comedy fan should listen to this audio book immediately.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Youri Loedts on 08-19-12

Very very well written and told.

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I love the way he writes... He's better than most professional writers out there... Some of his stories are a bit hard... But I really enjoyed this a lot.

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Just buy it... You won't regret it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 04-07-13

Lee Evan book so so funny

I'm so happy that I brought this audio book I don't know where to start, amazing read light humour and so funny keeps you laughing all the way through. It was a book that I really didn't want to stop reading it had you wanting to read more and more.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By AandL272 on 06-05-13


Lee Evans reads this book as he lived it- with enthusiasm and great heart. His story is one of an exceptional person in very ordinary circumstances. He is all the more likeable for not recognising the extent of his talent.
The story of his life dashes along with brightly painted word portraits of the characters illustrating the path he takes. I found myself listening to the story over two days and feeling I knew Lee Evans and would love to have a pint down the pub in his company.
A charming book, and an unexpected treasure.

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