Further savagely funny and deeply moving true life adventures from a comic genius
'Brilliant book! You'll laugh her head off one minute and be in floods of tears the next.' ***** - Reader review
'Full of humour and could imagine Paul narrating as I read.' ***** - Reader review
From Britain’s most beloved TV star, Open the Cage, Murphy is an action-packed rollercoaster ride through a decade of Paul O’Grady’s life, stuffed full to the gunwales with hilarious stories, extreme situations and outrageous one-liners.
A must read for any Paul O’Grady fan, Open the Cage, Murphy follows his brilliant comic creation Lily Savage as she embraces success and world domination beckons.
From being involved in a plane crash, to getting caught up in the LA riots and a close encounter with Madonna, the stories come thick and fast. Paul takes us with him to a gay-themed weekend in Butlin’s in Skegness, on a rowdy tour with Prisoner Cell Block H – the Musical and into the depths of the Australian rainforest, where he befriends a rare bird that can disembowel a man with a single kick. The dramatis personae include a family of dolphins, Charlton Heston and the ghost of Joan of Arc - and there’s a starring role for a certain remarkable dog, Buster Elvis Savage.
But whether he’s writing about star-studded Hollywood parties, the devastating loss of close friends to AIDS, or late night shenanigans at the end of Blackpool Pier, Paul’s wit and humanity never desert him.
Open the Cage, Murphy is a genuine delight - all the more so for being delightfully genuine.
“Top pick of this year's celeb memoirs”
“Uproarious… There’s a degree of candour and artistry to O’Grady’s writing that lifts it far above the usual showbiz memoir”
“With typical razor-sharp wit and candour, Paul tells of his rise to fame as Lily Savage in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before he became a household name… Riveting”
“Whether writing about star-studded Hollywood parties, the devastating loss of close friends to Aids or his late night shenanigans, O’Grady’s wit has never deserted him”