I've been a big Adam Hills fan for many years now, and this book reaffirmed why. Such a humble, genuine guy that I just want to have a drink with!
My only criticism relates to his story about when Little Nell appeared on Spicks and Specks. He describes her as having played Magenta on Rocky Horror. Adam, I love you dearly, but she was Colombia, not Magenta. I've been a Rocky Horror fan far longer than I have one of yours!
Could not stop listening to this audiobook (read by Hills with added 'director's comments & accents of fellow comedians) and I know if I was reading the physical book I would not have wanted to put it down. I have been a fan of comedy & stand up comedians for just about as long as I can remember & have always loved Adam Hills. Only on devouring this reeling of his ups & downs & inspirations in the world of comedy have I come to realise just what makes him so appealing. Not only can he write a good joke, he is genuine, kind and had a positive attitude that pervades throughout all of his work. Listening to this book was like having him leaning on the kitchen bench chatting about life & telling tales of his adventures meeting comedy idols, jet lag, or getting stranded in country South Australia on the way to a gig. His passion for his work shines through in every story. Along the way, their insight into the light & dark sides of the entertainment industry as well as the inner workings of radio & TV shows. And yes, his right foot gets it's share of air time. While it certainly doesn't dominate the narrative, there are some very poignant moments relating to disability and how it is viewed by society and whether this is beginning to change. Time for me to stop raving & simply say "Go read/listen for yourself".