As strange and fascinating as any fiction . . . This would be excellent even if it weren't by someone famous
'This touching, elegantly written memoir stands out... He looks back on his unconventional youth with comic bewilderment'
'Fascinating and hugely entertaining'
'A fascinating and entertaining memoir about growing up with parents who were staunch communists'
It's not like other comedians' memoirs. It's funny.
'A great memoir of a strange childhood. "Just let me read you this bit" funny.'
'The brilliant satires on modern life of Alexei Sayle (the only comedian worth his salt as a novelist) are contemporary gems.'
Sayle's book has charm and substance, both as memoir and history.