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Now Reading: Jon Richardson – It’s Not Me, It’s You

We Were The Mulvaneys was definitely not one of the best books that I have read recently. The story was good, focusing on the falling apart (and eventual putting back together) of a American family following the events of one night. It just took a long time to get going, and didn’t really capture my attention fully until around 250 pages in (out of about 450 in total). There was a lot of description involved in setting up the story, which meant that I found it hard to get ‘involved’, or to feel ‘attached’ to the characters, like I tend to do in my favourite books.

The next book I am reading is by my favourite comedian, Jon Richardson. When I first started work, he did a Sunday morning radio show with Russell Howard, and I used to listen to the podcasts on my way to work. They used to talk about such random things, but made me laugh so much that I’m sure I got strange looks from everyone else on the bus. I didn’t know he  had a book out until I saw on Twitter that he was doing a book signing,  so I was straight on Amazon to buy it. It looks like it’s going to be a funny book, about his OCD and how it makes it hard for him to find a ‘significantly tidy other‘. As he describes on the back of the book, it is ‘an essential guide to what you do wrong and why it irritates him so much‘.

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Comments:

  1. It’s a brilliant book! You won’t be disappointed. I thought Jon was awesome on the 6 Music radio show as well, and this book is just wonderful.
    Some people have said it’s gone too far, as though he said too much. But I’m so glad he’s been that honest. What’s going on in his head is shared with the vast majority of people around the world, who just don’t have the guts to talk about anything properly. All hail Jon Richardson! 🙂

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