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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (203 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Parkinson Narrator: Michael Parkinson Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Britain's national icon, Michael Parkinson reads his long-awaited autobiography.

From prize-winning journalist to chat show king on a show voted one of the top 10 British TV programmes of all time, Michael Parkinson's starry career spans over four decades.

Now an international celebrity himself, the man from a humble but colourful Yorkshire mining family who can tease out the secrets of even the most reticent star guest, at last reveals his own story, with the easy manner and insight that has kept his audiences fascinated.

His distinguished career has involved working on highly acclaimed current affairs and film programmes. His wide interests and expertise include jazz, film, football, and cricket.

Witty, humorous and blessed with exceptional intellectual clarity, Michael Parkinson's memoir is a joy to hear.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 2/10/2014

    " Parky comes across rather bolshy and arrogant. Don't know why I was surprised - he IS a Yorkshireman! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Roger Kirkbride | 1/29/2014

    " Quite a readable book & some interesting insights in to Parky, his life & someof his guests. However it does end up feeling like a list of the famous & used to be famous; I shouldn't be surprised I suppose as he's most famous for interviewing famous people "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachael McDiarmid | 1/19/2014

    " I read this in dribs and drabs so to speak. It lends itself well to that sort of reading. I like Parky and I found him a very easy read. It was good to read about his life before the main show. I learned so many things about him! Of course he has interviewed some of the most fascinating and famous people of our time. I thought he might have given more away than he did about those celebrities but then again it's not that surprising that he kept it brief. Naturally Meg Ryan featured (what a disaster that was!) and I was surprised with Muhammad Ali being such an influence on him - and taking a chapter or so of the book. But what I did like, was that with each chapter, it was like I was tuning into one segment of his show. He showed us just enough to make us wanting more. On ya Parky! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Felicity | 1/2/2014

    " An interesting and very funny beginning describing his upbringing in Cudworth, Yorkshire is followed by a more pedestrian telling of life away from home. There are numerous amusing incidents which are told well, but by the end one is almost overwhelmed by the name-dropping. "

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