Only when i laugh, a book by jim backus and henny backus. I enjoyed this book so much and only the fact that i had to go to work stopped me reading it in one sitting. When adam thirlwell embarked on his first novel, politics, he thought comedy would be easy. I was a little disapponted, but only because i think i had high expectations because i loved the book shop so much. In only when i laugh, his rich and beautifullyobserved autobiography, paul he also has a real story to tell. In only when i laugh, his rich and beautifullyobserved autobiography, paul takes us on an evocative journey from his workingclass. Known for his intelligent and often surreal humour, paul mertons. Still, fairly interesting and funny in lots of places. If it doesnt, the book will reassure you that nonpoliticallycorrect feminism is alive and well. Only when i laugh paperback march 1, 1988 by len deighton author.
With marsha mason, kristy mcnichol, ed moore, joan hackett. In only when i laugh, his rich and beautifullyobserved autobiography, paul takes us on an evocative journey from his workingclass fulham childhood to the present day. Only when i laugh hardcover march 1, 1987 by len deighton author. Paul merton has written about his life in showbusiness before. He sets the scene for this, his first non espionage novel, all about the world of confidence tricksters. A boozy broadway actress comes out of a 12week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter.
My copy of only when i larf includes a wonderful introduction by the author len deighton. A rather naive, middleclass man is admitted to a hospital ward and finds that he is sharing it with a workingclass layabout and an upperclass hypochondriac. Dazzled by londons bright lights, race riots, gangsters, wild women, rock n roll at the 2 is coffee bar, and tough wrestlers. The most compelling section of mertons book deals with the limbo years of his late teens and early 20s, which he spent in tooting employment.86 1262 446 912 961 872 1263 1247 520 1109 306 359 1580 130 1316 615 481 1636 1664 1346 404 897 688 755 927 1031 865 138 26 588 618 650 443 729