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The huge Sunday Times bestseller. The hilarious story of one of our most popular comedy stars

So... the story of my life.

I've often thought about this moment, about what it would be like to write my memoirs. I always thought it would make me feel important. It doesn't. If anything it makes me feel a little strange.

The truth is, I should never have been this famous guy. I wasn't the cool, clever, good-looking boy at school. But I always dreamt of it, hoped for it, longed for it: throughout school when I was disruptive, in my teens when I tried to form my own boy band and through hundreds of auditions for parts which were met with constant rejection. Until finally I co-wrote Gavin and Stacey. And my whole life changed.

This is that story. The story of how I found myself here, talking to you.


Several rungs above most showbiz autobiographies... [I] have been won over by his candour and charm

Daily Mail

Shocking and hilarious

The Sun

A propulsive read

The Times

Chatty, funny, hugely engaging ... an endearingly honest account of his life so far...


Witty with bursts of Smithy-style sincerity - it is distinctively Corden.


It'll make you lol but is also full of poignancy in classic Smithy Style

Company Magazine

Strong accounts of his highs and lows... [the book] lays bare the distorting lens of modern celebrity.

London Life

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  • Paperback


    July 15, 2012


    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    September 29, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    352 pages

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