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Of age in the s and s of family and university life and of times lost or at least fuzzy around the edgesIt's a powerful moving. What is it about well known people and their desire to tell all I m not sure the average manwoman in the street would ever divulge some of the things that Griff and others have doneDoes his wife Jo whom he obviously loves as his previous book indicates as well as the dedication in this really want him to tell all about his previous relationships particularily one of 7 years Clearly the answer is yes and yes from the girl involved CharlotteI enjoyed most of this memoir felt sorry for some of his relations and liked hearing about the people with whom he mixed It s a pity it ended before he gained predominance as as a TV comedy star documentary presenter script writer etc

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Semi Detached is Griff Rhys Jones's own account of his ordinary suburban childhood of adolescent scraps and scrapes of coming. There are a few funny moments in herebut certainly not a laugh a minute as I hopedI enjoyed the first half of the booka nostalgic look back at his childhoodand struck a cord with a lot of people I m sureBut the second half of the bookthe uni years was just dulldulldulland actually incomprehensible in places with his habit of switching between eras without warningAlso it has to be said that Griff comes across as a not particularly likeableself centered characterthe part where he had a girl visit him all the way from Canadaslept with her repeatedlyonly to ignore her then dump her during her visit made very uncomfortable readingHe cheated on another girlfriend with other womenthen threw a tantrum when she told him she had been seeing someone elsewhat a guy3 stars for the first half of the booknot sorry I ve finished it

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And above all touchingly funny memoir of how one of the nation's most popular comics and personalities got from there to here. Didn t finish it I hoped it would be funny but I didn t find it so


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  1. says:

    Being an exact contemporary of Griff Rhys Jones I was able to relate easily to some of the trials and tribulations of his formative years This book however comes over as being something of a curate's egg While it is a warm witty and honest memo

  2. says:

    uite good with certain sections really conveying the time Griff was remembering However very occasionally I found the narrative a little disjointed and I found myself re reading a couple of pages to work out how the hop fr

  3. says:

    There are a few funny moments in herebut certainly not a laugh a minute as I hopedI enjoyed the first half of the booka nostalgic look back at his childhoodand struck a cord with a lot of people I'm sureBut the second half of the bookthe uni years was just dulldulldulland actually incomprehensible in places with his habit of switching between eras without warningAlso it has to be said that Griff comes across as

  4. says:

    What is it about well known people and their desire to tell all ?I'm not sure the average manwoman in the street would ever divulge some of the things that Griff and others have doneDoes his wife Jo whom he obviously loves as his previous boo

  5. says:

    As Griff Rhys Jones is just a year younger than me I was looking forward to a read full of reminders of my own childhood At first I was not disappointed with humorous tales of family life I found myself laughing out loud Unfortunately I found it started to drag somewhat especially after he went to university Being a contemporary I carried on to the end otherwise I do not think I would have done My conclusion therefore

  6. says:

    Loved the first half partly because I know the places he was talking about Once he got to Cambridge and started doing the

  7. says:

    Haven't yet finished this one despite having started it yonks ago A very disjointed text which I'm finding difficult to plough through Goodness he's self indulgent

  8. says:

    Didn't finish it I hoped it would be funny but I didn't find it so

  9. says:

    Finding this rather difficult to get into Thought it would be funnier Some period detail that sparks nostalgia but not sure I'll finsih it very uickly

  10. says:

    Mildly amusing at times but did seem to drag as he progressed to Uni Couldn't help but read this book using his voice in my head

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