I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

Alan Partridge

I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder — Alan Partridge — a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? A literary tour de force, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan charts the incredible journey of one of our greatest broadcasters. 3.0 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Humour
Format Hardback
Pages 336
RRP £20.00
Date of Publication September 2011
ISBN 978-0007449170
Publisher HarperCollins
 

Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, husband, father, vigorous all-rounder — Alan Partridge — a man with a fascinating past and an amazing future. Gregarious and popular, yet Alan’s never happier than when relaxing in his own five-bedroom, south-built house with three acres of land and access to a private stream. But who is this mysterious enigma? A literary tour de force, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan charts the incredible journey of one of our greatest broadcasters.

Reviews

The Evening Standard

Nick Curtis

It's as acute a spoof of the publishing sub-genre as the Alan Partridge character is of a whole tranche of crassly opinionated lowbrow broadcasters … Yet for all its brilliantly sustained wit this is, in a sense, just another showbiz biog, telling a tale we know well in a self-serving voice that is all too familiar. While I admire the horrible vividness and comic dominance of Alan Partridge, I don't think he shows Coogan or Iannucci at their best

13/10/2011

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The Independent

Julian Hall

It's certain that I, Partridge will fare better than his first attempt at a memoir, Bouncing Back: the fictional autobiography that was the subject of so much derision in the TV series I'm Alan Partridge. Although memoirs by comedy characters are not the hottest propositions among the deluge of publications associated with the form, this one will avoid the pulping received by its "predecessor", and then some.

14/10/2011

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The Sunday Telegraph

Tom Payne

The index to I, Partridge is one of the top five indexes of all time.

16/10/2011

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The Times

Dominic Maxwell

Line after line, page after page, it’s brilliantly witty — “Wikipedia,” Alan opines, “has made university education all but pointless.” But this blithe and blundering broadcaster can never and must never change, whatever his circumstances, and after a while you get inured to the parodic tone.

15/10/2011

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