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The Life of Lee by Lee Evans
  

The Life of Lee

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Really a part one of an autobiography, the early years before the big lights. His unusual childhood, his enduring marriage – the struggle to make it big. This has the feel of real autobiography, not some dashed off “celeb” offering. Fans do and will love it but equally anyone new to Evans and his work will find this a compelling picture of the art of the comedian.

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The Life of Lee by Lee Evans

The Life of Lee is an utterly hilarious and very moving autobiography charting his ups and downs on the way to the top. Lee takes us on a darkly humorous journey through his childhood spent running wild on a Bristol housing estate, his unconventional school days and through a grim teenage period of numerous dead-end jobs. The book also reveals how as a boy Lee got his first taste of showbiz, accompanying his entertainer father around the rowdy, unforgiving working-men's club and theatre circuit. Desperately struggling to be accepted, this quiet young loner always saw himself as an outsider. But he finally met the love of his life and accidentally discovered the one place where he felt at home: the stage.

About the Author

In November 2005, Lee Evans smashed the world record for playing to the largest ever comedy audience - 10,108 people at the Manchester Evening News Arena. The record underlined his status as the most popular comedian in the UK. A former boxer, Lee went on to break more records. In 2008, he sold more than 500,000 tickets on fifty-nine arena dates. He has now sold in excess of 4 million DVDs. Born in Bristol in 1964, the award-winning comedian also headlined in such films as There's Something About Mary, MouseHunt, The Fifth Element, The Martins and Funny Bones. He has also performed in the West End in The Producers, Endgame and The Dumb Waiter, receiving numerous theatre awards along the way. Lee has been happily married to Heather for twenty-seven years. They live in Essex and have a daughter called Mollie.

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Publication date

10th May 2012

Author

Lee Evans

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Author's Website

www.leeevans.net
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Publisher

Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Autobiography: arts & entertainment
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ISBN

9780718156190

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