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  • Published: 15 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099560234
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

May I Have Your Attention Please?




The warm, cheeky, and hilarious story of one of our most popular comedy stars

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you cry, shout, scream or giggle uncontrollably; whether it’s entertaining the congregation at his baby sister’s christening at the age of four, clowning around in class, or snogging Sue Barker in front of thousands of people at Sports Relief. But it wasn’t that easy getting there. Growing up, his dad would drive him up and down to London for auditions, sometimes three or four times a week, only to be met with constant knockbacks. Even the teenage distractions of girls, forming his own pop group, attempted (and failed) shoplifting, or the endless detentions he’d get from exasperated teachers didn’t put him off. He knew where he wanted to be and he’d keep on trying until he got there. May I Have Your Attention Please? Is the story of how it all happened. From his time as one of the founding players of his school’s first ever rugby team to nationwide fame as the loveably loud Smithy in the award-winning Gavin and Stacey, this is a tenderly – and very funnily – told story of what it’s like to try, try and try again and get there in the end.

  • Published: 15 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099560234
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

James Corden

Born in Buckinghamshire in 1978, James Corden is a British actor, television writer, producer and presenter. He is co-creator and star of the multi-award winning BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, and iscurrently hosting the American television chat show, The Late Late Show. James lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and son.

Praise for May I Have Your Attention Please?

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...

Heat

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

Independent

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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