W&N Biography and Autobiography HB September @ £18.99 288pp 978 0 297 87011 1 eBook: £18.99 / 978 0 297 87012 8
Danny’s TV years with some extra things he forgot to mention in Volume One – like being shot. Twice.
DANNY BAKER Going Off Alarming
Dazzlingly funny memoir of Danny Baker’s years in television. Danny Baker’s first volume of autobiography, Going to Sea in a Sieve, was a Sunday Times bestseller, acclaimed for its non-stop humour and anecdotal flourish. It told the exploits of Danny’s extraordinary childhood and the wild living of his teenage years. Now, he is twenty-five and it is 1982, and he embarks on an accidental and anxiety-induced career in television – going off alarming. With rollicking good stories from what he describes as ‘a frankly crackpot life’, Danny continues this stupendous chronicle with irrepressible verve and hilarity. Dozens of TV shows give up their backstage stories, and Danny’s extraordinary family, particularly his father Spud, react to the ride throughout. Game shows, talk shows, adverts and TFI Friday are but a few of the unplanned pit stops along the way. Not forgetting the tale of Twizzle: the Dog Who Hanged Himself, Died, Then Came Back to Life Again... Clearly, this will be no ordinary showbusinessstroll down memory lane. ‘Baker writes as he speaks, with honesty and infectious joie de vivre’ Sunday Express Danny Baker was born in Deptford, south-east London and has been a comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter for thirty years. He has won four Sony Awards, most recently in 2013 for his weekly BBC Radio 5 Live show.
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W&N Non-Fiction • September 2014