Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television by Louis Theroux Hardback £10 in-store @ Tesco
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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television by Louis Theroux Hardback £10 in-store @ Tesco

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Posted 10th OctAvailable: National
From much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux comes a funny, heartfelt and entertaining account of his life and weird times in TV.

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects. Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic. But he’d always been drawn to off-beat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day. Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t . . .

In Gotta Get Theroux This, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career. Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in the weird worlds of paranoid US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, get under the skin of celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank and tackle gang culture in San Quentin prison, all the time wondering whether the same qualities that make him good at documentaries might also make him bad at life.

As Louis woos his beautiful wife Nancy and learns how to be a father, he also dares to take on the powerful Church of Scientology. Just as challenging is the revelation that one of his old subjects, Jimmy Savile, was a secret sexual predator, prompting him to question our understanding of how evil takes place. Filled with wry observation and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his most insightful and honest best.
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Love Louis, and he's much funnier and wackier than you might think when he's jesting around with Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish (old school pals) - used to listen to Adam & Joe on 6Music

Adam Kay has a new book out on Audible/physical format in November I think?* which I bought with the free trial, think I'll get Louis in Audible version.

*Adam Kay's earlier book, This Is Going To Hurt, is also highly recommended
louiselouise10/10/2019 01:29

Love Louis, and he's much funnier and wackier than you might think when …Love Louis, and he's much funnier and wackier than you might think when he's jesting around with Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish (old school pals) - used to listen to Adam & Joe on 6Music Adam Kay has a new book out on Audible/physical format in November I think?* which I bought with the free trial, think I'll get Louis in Audible version.*Adam Kay's earlier book, This Is Going To Hurt, is also highly recommended


Adam Kay's new book comes out on 17th October in Hardback....called Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas and is on offer for £4.99 instead of £9.99 for pre-order @ Amazon....only thing I should say is it is a bit shorter than his last book and is only 160 pages.

Link for Amazon:
amazon.co.uk/exe…953
Can also give it delivered from the book people for £9.74 with the discount code

AF15OFF

If that’s easier for some people and slightly cheaper

thebookpeople.co.uk/web…tbp


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myusernamehasgone23410/10/2019 04:11

Can also give it delivered from the book people for £9.74 with the …Can also give it delivered from the book people for £9.74 with the discount codeAF15OFFIf that’s easier for some people and slightly cheaperhttps://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_product_tbp[Image]


Was aware of the book people price of £7.99 but was taking their £2.95 postage charge for orders under £25 into account as I couldn't find a code for free P & P from them when I posted the Tesco price & wasn't aware of the 15% discount code so a HUGE thank you for the heads up on it....must admit I've just ordered another copy from the book people to give to someone as a pressie
tiggerloveslife10/10/2019 04:46

Was aware of the book people price of £7.99 but was taking their £2.95 p …Was aware of the book people price of £7.99 but was taking their £2.95 postage charge for orders under £25 into account as I couldn't find a code for free P & P from them when I posted the Tesco price & wasn't aware of the 15% discount code so a HUGE thank you for the heads up on it....must admit I've just ordered another copy from the book people to give to someone as a pressie



Snap I’m getting it as a present for someone too.

The tesco offer is good it’s convenient to pick up if your shopping there anyway and don’t have to wait for delivery.
Sign up to the free trial on audible and get this audiobook for free. Then cancel straight away but keep the book
louiselouise10/10/2019 01:29

Love Louis, and he's much funnier and wackier than you might think when …Love Louis, and he's much funnier and wackier than you might think when he's jesting around with Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish (old school pals) - used to listen to Adam & Joe on 6Music Adam Kay has a new book out on Audible/physical format in November I think?* which I bought with the free trial, think I'll get Louis in Audible version.*Adam Kay's earlier book, This Is Going To Hurt, is also highly recommended


Louis is an occasional guest on the Adam Buxton podcast too. Louis, Adam and Joe are really good together.
bloodybigtiger10/10/2019 07:47

Louis is an occasional guest on the Adam Buxton podcast too. Louis, Adam …Louis is an occasional guest on the Adam Buxton podcast too. Louis, Adam and Joe are really good together.



That was what I meant I assumed people reading would know what I was referring to. It was late when I posted that comment, mind you.
tiggerloveslife10/10/2019 01:50

Adam Kay's new book comes out on 17th October in Hardback....called Twas …Adam Kay's new book comes out on 17th October in Hardback....called Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas and is on offer for £4.99 instead of £9.99 for pre-order @ Amazon....only thing I should say is it is a bit shorter than his last book and is only 160 pages.Link for Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1529018587?SubscriptionId=AKIAJKOKUN4EWQH6OEPQ&tag=ukinvestmentdire&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953



I have Adam Kay's book waiting for me on pre-order on Audible, I assume they send me an email about it - not sure. His first book is great but not something you could recommend to your mum - it's a bit graphic and sweary.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 10th Oct
The Works will probably have it in for a Fiver in a few weeks! 😝Love Louis Theroux though!!
bloodybigtiger10/10/2019 07:47

Louis is an occasional guest on the Adam Buxton podcast too. Louis, Adam …Louis is an occasional guest on the Adam Buxton podcast too. Louis, Adam and Joe are really good together.



louiselouise10/10/2019 09:45

That was what I meant I assumed people reading would know what I was …That was what I meant I assumed people reading would know what I was referring to. It was late when I posted that comment, mind you.



LoveChristmas3810/10/2019 10:14

The Works will probably have it in for a Fiver in a few weeks! The Works will probably have it in for a Fiver in a few weeks! 😝Love Louis Theroux though!!


Louis was also a guest on the Graham Norton show last week along with Lenny Henry & Renee Zellwegger & it's an entertaining watch for those that like him & missed it
myusernamehasgone23410/10/2019 06:33

Snap I’m getting it as a present for someone too.The tesco offer is good i …Snap I’m getting it as a present for someone too.The tesco offer is good it’s convenient to pick up if your shopping there anyway and don’t have to wait for delivery.


Must admit main reason I bought my own copy from Tesco was due to it costing me nothing as used club card vouchers so guess I can't really complain at the extra 25p
tiggerloveslife10/10/2019 11:17

Louis was also a guest on the Graham Norton show last week along with …Louis was also a guest on the Graham Norton show last week along with Lenny Henry & Renee Zellwegger & it's an entertaining watch for those that like him & missed it



And Andrew Ridgeley, though for some reason he only came on at the end!! He didn't reveal anything much, though he has a book to sell.
louiselouise10/10/2019 12:31

And Andrew Ridgeley, though for some reason he only came on at the end!! …And Andrew Ridgeley, though for some reason he only came on at the end!! He didn't reveal anything much, though he has a book to sell.


Got a hell of a shock when I saw Andrew Ridgeley....he looked so....ehm....well....old compared to what I remembered....put it this way if I'd just flicked it on mid interview it would've taken me a wee while to work out who it was....admittedly it made me wonder how old do I actually look now
tiggerloveslife10/10/2019 14:20

Got a hell of a shock when I saw Andrew Ridgeley....he looked …Got a hell of a shock when I saw Andrew Ridgeley....he looked so....ehm....well....old compared to what I remembered....put it this way if I'd just flicked it on mid interview it would've taken me a wee while to work out who it was....admittedly it made me wonder how old do I actually look now



My sister used to fancy him and at one point wore tartan trousers in tribute (wish I had the photo evidence). I was all about Adam Ant back then
DH has borrowed this from the library and is enjoying it
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