Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal by Russell Brand

Booky Wook 2 is the sequel to Russell’s best-selling biography ‘My Booky Wook’. Through this book we now follow the newly sober but still scandalous, sex-fuelled star on his electrifying rise to international fame. Try to stay on his roller coaster ride through tours, films, stand up and tabloids – this time, it’s personal.

Rarely has a sequel delivered on the promise of the original with such literary and comic gusto. In Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal, Russell Brand takes off where his international best-seller My Booky Wook left off. Brand is sober and, after dedicating his life and compromising his sanity in the pursuit of fame, he has had his first taste of national notoriety. Does fame bring happiness and inner peace? Not exactly, but it does mean a lot of sex. It also ushers in an unforgettable and raucous ride through chat shows, tabloid scandals, and Hollywood, all the while detailing Brand’s search for the contentment that fame can’t quite grant. Booky Wook 2 is a ‘celebrity memoir’ unlike any you’ve read before: more clever and inventive than ever, Russell Brand explores the consequences of massive stardom just as he demonstrates the power of language and wit to make sense of it all.

This book showcases the parts of Russell’s career and life that most people are likely to be familiar with, purely because more people know who he is now. Speaking as if he is talking to you personally in a chatty and friendly way, the book is packed full of unusual and intelligent vocabulary. Writing in a self deprecating manner, Brand appears to be particularly frank and honest about his past and not a little disappointed in his antics. The man that comes across on the screen as an arrogant star is refreshingly sober on page. An interesting insight into the life of a person who found fame and all the excesses that go with it and learnt a valuable lesson from it all. RRP: £20

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