I am so excited to be putting my life down on paper‚ oh and what a life‚ from the grimness of doing data entry for Mr. Dog to the dizzy heights of performing for her majesty at the Royal Variety Performance. My life's been like a log flume‚ up and down with a couple of damp patches in the middle.' Alan Carr
Alan Carr grew up in one of the most boring towns in England - Northampton. A place known for making shoes. It was also famous for its football club‚ Northampton Town football club. Alan's dad as manager of the club was a local hero. A dream come true for most lads‚ but not Alan. To make matters worse‚ everyone else in his family (the boys‚ naturally) were professional football players. His grandad played for Newcastle United‚ his uncle for PSV Eindhoven and an assortment of cousins and nephews were busy with try-outs up and down the country. All of course except Alan...
Mixing the populism of Peter Kay with the camp of Larry Grayson‚ Alan tells his life story with his unique twist of natural‚ observational humour -
'I'm not saying I'm a fantasist but there have been times when things that I've seen on television when I was younger have tended to seep into my subconscious and blended into my own life. I remember telling my Mum about the time I stopped that woman from having a diamond encrusted necklace stolen and she'd say 'No Alan‚ that was Poirot.'
In his hilarious self-penned autobiography‚ Alan describes his journey from awkward schoolboy hiding his man-boobs on the football pitch‚ to one of our best-loved comedians likened to greats Frankie Howerd and Larry Grayson.