I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan
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Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder: Alan Partridge. Star of action blockbuster Alpha Papa; a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future.
I Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan is the memoir of Alan Partridge, the nation’s favourite broadcaster. It is a work of heart-breaking majesty.
Genuinely one of the best books of the last fifteen to twenty years, I, Partridge charts the highs, lows and middle bits in the life of one of Europe’s most revered inquisitors.
‘The funniest book of the year and possibly all time.’ *****Heat
‘This book is a genuinely hilarious read’ Shortlist
‘A rare treat… painfully funny in that inimitable Alan way.’ **** Sunday Express
‘As a parody of celebrity autobiography, it’s sound; but as a sustained piece of comic writing, it’s outstanding.’ **** Time Out
‘Brilliantly witty’ The Times
‘This should be nominated for the Booker prize…it’s a really funny book but it’s actually more than that…it blows my post-modern mind’ David Baddiel
'I, Partridge might just be the funniest book I've ever read. Proper laugh out load moment on every page.' Richard Bacon
‘This fictional memoir … could be the antidote to the celeb biographies that clog the Christmas book market. It's as acute a spoof of the publishing sub-genre as the Alan Partridge character is of a whole tranche of crassly opinionated lowbrow broadcasters…brilliantly sustained wit.’ Evening Standard
‘I, Partridge is an indispensable guide to what it’s like to be an all-round media personality in the 21st Century. In this, it compares very well with the finest in the genre.’ **** Mail on Sunday
***** The Telegraph
‘Extremely funny’ Word Magazine
‘Pure comic genius’ The Independent
‘The best book of the year… without peer… I urge people to go out and buy it.’ Danny Baker
‘An acutely observed mock-memoir, touching on the great man's highs (receiving a Burton's Gold Card) and lows (Toblerone addiction) in equally self-regarding manner.’ Independent on Sunday
‘A magnificent comedy creation’; ‘The significant celebrity book this year.’ The Guardian
About the author
Alan Partridge presents Mid Morning Matters on North Norfolk Digital. Broadcaster, writer, motivational speaker, sports fan, thought-leader, businessman and consummate professional, Alan enjoys bitter shandy, high-end knitwear, The Daily Mail newspaper and personal success. He is currently doing very well.
I wet myself in a plane
Started reading this on a flight to Ibiza, very very funny, and as a Partridge fan you won't be disappointed. I like it when an almost close to realism about this character comes to life. I preferred the first series of I'm Alan Partridge to the second, which for me was to forced and almost slapstick at times. It's the subtle part of Partridge I like, and you get all that with this book. Well written and will make most men over 32 laugh out loud. Or like me make a bit of wee come out while inflight reading on the iPad. Love it.
It's not 5 star but it's certainly competitive.
If only Alan was born a generation earlier
First class and inspirational read, covering the dazzling heights and Toblerone fuelled lows of a British Icon
Bouncing Back was good, but this is better- it's left me believing that if Alan was born a generation earlier the world would have been his oyster- interview journalism to game show host, he'd have been better than Monkhouse and Forsyth and the world would be a better place from it.