Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies
By Nick Frost
Surprising, frank and darkly funny memoir by a much loved comedy actor and writer.
'Very funny and very honest... I can't recommend it highly enough' - Jonathan Ross
'Frequent flashes of comic genius demonstrate why this waiter found fame' - The Sunday Times
'No life can really be all black, right? Even during the darkest times, what got me through that bleakness was laughter and time. With enough of both of these things I reckon you could get over just about anything.'
Nick Frost burst onto our screens in a blaze of camo fatigues and weaponry as the Territorial Army obsessed loveable idiot Mike Watt in the hit cult comedy Spaced. Since then, fans around the world have watched him with a fervent devotion as he fought zombies, rescued aliens and salsa'd his way to box office smash after smash.
It's quite a story. But it's not this story. This story isn't the romp from movie set to Hollywood party. This is a story of a life like no other.
With blistering candour Frost recounts his childhood growing up in Essex in a household full of love and optimism but tragically blighted by alcoholism, illness and sudden life shattering misfortune.
Dogged by his own personal demons, Nick tells of the hilarious, jaw dropping and at times heartbreaking experiences that have punctuated his tumultuous life.
This is exhilarating, joyful and unforgettable storytelling and unlike any memoir you're likely to read.
Nick Frost is an actor, comedian and screenwriter. Born in Dagenham, Frost worked as a waiter before hitting the small screen in cult hit Spaced. Now most famed for the Cornetto trilogy films, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End in which he starred alongside his comedy sidekick Simon Pegg. Nick Frost has also written blockbuster alien film Paul and made his name in Hollywood starring in films like Cuban Fury and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Nick Frost has a son and lives in London.
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08 Oct 2015
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Hodder & Stoughton
Frequent flashes of comic genius demonstrate why this waiter found fame — The Sunday Times
He's got lots of tales to tell - and he does it with skill, humour and so much warmth. We loved it — Heat
It's funny, naturally, but darker than you'd expect — Glamour
Frost's new memoir of a tragic family life and wildly off-the-track 20s....It is very funny. — Radio Times
Very funny and very honest... I can't recommend it highly enough — Jonathan Ross
If this isn't on your Christmas list, you might as well shoot Santa in the balls — Simon Pegg