The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain's national icons.
Michael Parkinson is not only a legendary TV and radio presenter, both in the UK and Australia, but an award-winning journalist. In 2007 he announced his retirement from his ITV chat show, but will continue his involvement with TV and radio. Michael Parkinson was awarded a knighthood for services to broadcasting in the 2008 New Year's Honours list.
This autobiography is just like an extended edition of a brilliant Parkinson on television - engrossing and entertaining * Irish Times * Funny and self-deprecating and just as laid-back as he is on camera * Boyd Tonkin, Independent * Crisp and detailed prose ... with an especially impressive account of a pre-second world war childhood in the north * Mark Lawson, Guardian * The early chapters about his childhood and early career ... are disarmingly modest and offer a proper glimpse into another world * Independent * Parky's book is a joyous, breezy read, as much for the improbability of his early escapades as for his backstage anecdotes about the stars. It is also beautifully written * Daily Telegraph * I recommend it heavily. It's a wonderful book * Melvyn Bragg *