The laugh-out-loud third volume of Danny Baker's memoirs, following the bestselling Going to Sea in a Sieve and Going Off Alarming.
In this book my father dies. I almost die.*** My showbiz career winds down. And yet everyone keeps telling me it's the funniest book I've ever written. If I'd known that's what the public wanted, I'd have cancelled Pets Win Prizes and just got sick sooner.
Along the way this time we encounter, among others, David Bowie, Kanye West (I think), John Cleese, Peter O'Toole, and have several adventures in the Fourth Dimension. Oh, and I can reveal the Man With The Foulest Mouth In All Show Business. Plus assorted high-kicking hoopla and a whole lot of rather stark stuff about what it's like to be told you could be On The Way Out.
*** (SPOILER ALERT: I don't actually die.)
If there were awards for laughs in non-fiction, Going On The Turn ... should win them all - GQ
He is fantastically good company, a giddy, loquacious raconteur with brio to burn but rarely any malice - MAIL ON SUNDAY EVENT
Danny Bakeris a comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter. Since the late 1970s, he has worked for a wide range of publications and broadcasters including NME, LWT, the BBC and Talk Radio. He wrote the original TFI Friday. The Danny Baker Show is on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Pippa Curnick studied at Camberwell College of Art before graduating from the University of Derby with a First Class degree in illustration. From 2012-2014 she worked as a Designer for Alison Green Books. She now works as an illustrator and freelance designer.