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Who am I, again?

Who am I, again?

ISBN
9780571342617
Published
03/06/2021
9780571342617
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
352

About the Book

Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country’s best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.

You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think again.

'Glorious.' NEIL GAIMAN
'Touching and affectionate.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, SUNDAY TIMES
'Heartfelt . . . honest.' OBSERVER
'Moving, powerful and very funny.' MAIL ON SUNDAY

In 1975, a gangly black sixteen-year-old apprentice factory worker from Dudley appeared on our TV screens for the first time. He had no idea he would go on to become a national treasure. Here at last, Sir Lenny Henry tells the revealing and very funny story of his rise to fame.

Surviving a tough family upbringing, along with the trauma of finding out the truth about his father at a young age, Lenny beat the odds. With a riotous warmth and his trademark energy, in Who Am I, Again? he tells the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational story of his youth.

AN i BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK


‘So appealing . . . Witty, charming and engagingly self-aware.’ i
‘Funny, warm and self-deprecating.’ THE TIMES
‘A raw, touching memoir.’ GUARDIAN
‘An endearing memoir . . . He’s a skilful storyteller.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS
‘Enjoyable and endearing.’ DAILY EXPRESS

Sir Lenny Henry is one of the country’s best-loved comedians with a career spanning over forty years. Here he writes about his youth for the first time.You might think you know Lenny Henry. Think again.'Glorious.' NEIL GAIMAN'Touching and affectionate.' CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, SUNDAY TIMES'Heartfelt . . . honest.' OBSERVER'Moving, powerful and very funny.' MAIL ON SUNDAYIn 1975, a gangly black sixteen-year-old apprentice factory worker from Dudley appeared on our TV screens for the first time. He had no idea he would go on to become a national treasure. Here at last, Sir Lenny Henry tells the revealing and very funny story of his rise to fame.Surviving a tough family upbringing, along with the trauma of finding out the truth about his father at a young age, Lenny beat the odds. With a riotous warmth and his trademark energy, in Who Am I, Again? he tells the heart-breakingly honest and inspirational story of his youth.AN i BOOK OF THE YEARA BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK‘So appealing . . . Witty, charming and engagingly self-aware.’ i ‘Funny, warm and self-deprecating.’ THE TIMES‘A raw, touching memoir.’ GUARDIAN‘An endearing memoir . . . He’s a skilful storyteller.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS‘Enjoyable and endearing.’ DAILY EXPRESS
  • Lenny Henry

    Sir Lenny Henry has been a comedian since the age of 16. He has risen from being a cult star on children's television to one of Britain's best-known and most celebrated comedians, as well as a writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief, and award-winning actor. Henry has a PhD in Media Arts and is currently the Chancellor of Birmingham City University, and in was awarded knighthood in the 2015 Honours for services to charity and drama. Henry has also been invited by the UK Government to discuss diversity in the entertainment industry on numerous occasions. Who am I, Again?, his autobiography, was published in 2019.

“'Lenny Henry's glorious story of his boyhood and early times in 70s and 80s showbiz is a proper delight to read: honest, revealing, human, and always, at its heart, funny.' ”
- Neil Gaiman
“'Heartbreaking'”
- Candice Carty-Williams, Sunday Times

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