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May I Have Your Attention Please?

Lu par : James Corden
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As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London, getting closer and closer to landing a gig, only to be told ‘No’ at the last stage. But he never gave up and soon found his whole life turned upside down and inside out by his experience as one Alan Bennett’s History Boys. From that moment forth, he’s never looked back.

May I Have Your Attention Please? is the warm, cheeky, surprisingly honest and hilarious story of one of our most popular comedy talents. From his antics as one of the founding players of his high-school’s first ever rugby team to gaining recognition in the West End, to nationwide fame as the loveably loud Smithy in the award-winning Gavin and Stacey, this is a tenderly told story of what it’s like to try, try and try again and - happily - get there in the end.

©2011 James Corden (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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"A funny, interesting & genuine account’ 5 stars." ( Daily Express)

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  • Rachael Skinner
  • 29/06/2016

Absolutely brilliant

I really only knew James Corden from presenting the Late Late Show, I knew he was funny and thought this book might be interesting... I was wrong it was fantastic!
Not only does James have an incredible reading voice (I believe he could read the telephone directory and make it interesting... If we had them anymore).
He is honest throughout the book and you truly feel as though you have gone on this incredible journey with him.
I'm now watching everything he has ever done and falling more in love with him with each passing moment.
I recommend this book to James's fans... You will adore this...And to people like myself who have only just discovered him... You will become an instant fan!
I didn't want the book to end, thank you James.

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  • Carissa Johnson
  • 08/07/2016

Charming, honest, and insightful

What other book might you compare May I Have Your Attention Please? to and why?

I know what books I would not compare it to. I was expecting a book in the vein of the humorous memoirs/autobiographies of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, etc. However, this book was much more serious, thoughtful, and autobiographical, which was refreshing. James Corden provides a complete narrative of this point in his life, messes and all. I only hope that he adds a few chapters or writes another book in light of his increasing fame.

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  • Pippa
  • 28/01/2017

Loved it so much.

As an English girl living abroad I could relate to all the school scenes.
I feel he poured his heart and soul into this autobiography and was very honest .
Well done James xx

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  • Nigel
  • 27/01/2017

Can I Have Your Forgiveness Please!

That's what it should be titled James! Haha
In all seriousness, it's a great read (Listen). Having the Author tell their own story is the way it should be. Yes, admittedly he'd have more to tell now and more to tell in 10years from now.
It is always a constant reminder that "over night successes" in showbiz are a 10 to 20 year slog. I'm reminded of Malcolm Gladwell's 10000 hour proclamation... It always rings true!

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  • BDixon
  • 08/01/2017

💕Corden 💕Honest, Funny, & Intimate

Loved hearing James tell his life story through such an honest portrayal. I only became a fan of his around the time he came to the States, and he provided an intimate tale of his journey with lots of laughs and entertaining stories and antidotes about how he became the man and bright star he is today. If you are a Corden fan, this is a must listen or read. I want to watch everything he's ever done. Excellent!

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  • TNgal
  • 02/02/2017

Just ok

I think the author should have waited a few years - it doesn't cover any of his American success - mostly just childhood and his drinking 20s.
I'll be much more interested iin the sequel iif there is one!

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  • Michael
  • 07/02/2018

Not laugh out loud funny, but pretty funny still.

James is great. it's interesting to hear how he came up in the English entertainment scene before blowing up in the states.

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  • Greg
  • 08/12/2017

Who is James Corden?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The story is amusing at times, funny at others, and sometimes even a little informative. But there really isn't a plot or an overarching idea that hold the entire narrative like the spine on a book. I think James's narrative needs a lot more cohesion and comedy to really be the work of art that he imagined would be published.

What was most disappointing about James Corden’s story?

His story has no single unifying narrative. I felt that the entire book was really similar to a collection of short stories from James's life rather than an autobiography. I expected the narrative to be as funny as I expect his late night TV show to be.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No. Although James had a lot of good scenes and stories from the book and his life, it would make for a pretty sloppy movie plot.

Any additional comments?

I thought listening to the book about James Corden would give me a real good sense of who he is and get me more interested in his various works and other acting experiences. However, the book fell a little bit short of those goals. He's a very funny guy and sometimes too self-deprecating but the book didn't quite meet the goals I set at before I started this reading.

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  • Lacey Kae
  • 08/02/2016

Great Backstory of a Fun Talkshow Host

I lived in England for a bit, so I "knew" James from various TV programs. I didn't know about his history in theater. He is a true inspiration for people who have ever been told they don't look "right". I'm glad I got to know him better through this book.
That said... I got the Audible version, and his voice drove me nuts. There is a British habit in customer service to speak in a soft, high pitched voice when working with customers. In America this would be reserved for children and dogs. He uses this voice all through the book. Soft, slightly high pitched, often ending on a high note (like a potential question. ) It is my lone complaint. He's a cool dude, and I would love to buy another work of his in the future.

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  • Spoorthy
  • 14/01/2016

What a great book!

Learnt so much more about him and life in general. I am definitely recommend it!

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