This arrived in the post today. It’s the second Les Dawson autobiography. It cost me the very bargainous* price of £2.60 including the postage from a very nice man on eBay. It’s well read, a little frayed around the edges and smells, well, homely. I think a description that would also fit the great man very well. As long as you also included the phrase – very funny. I had to pay top dollar for his original autobiography A Clown Too Many – though that one is in hardback and I can’t tell you what it smells of yet as it hasn’t arrived. It saddens me to think I had to go to eBay for these books. I looked everywhere for them – Amazon, all the usual booksellers. Nothing. I’ve read them before – even before I became a comedian I was a huge fan of Les and I think if I’m honest his story inspired me to become a comic. I like to think so. If not then he definitely is they type of man I’d like to aspire to be. I’m surprised they aren’t still in print. Maybe they are and he’s just so popular I caught them when they were out of stock – here’s hoping. Oh and the reason I’ve bought them again? Well as I may have told you – I’m booked to do Celebrity Mastermind in Novemeber (despite being neither) and my specialist subject is the Life and Work of Les Dawson. I’ve bough the books so I can set up on dates and times etc. so you can imagine I wasn’t too pleased to read this passage.
*made up word – nice though hey?
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