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No Shame: the hilarious and candid memoir from one of our best-loved comedians

Tom Allen

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Autobiography: arts & entertainment

A hilarious, charming, witty memoir from one of Britain's best-loved comedians

'Wonderfully funny, utterly charming and sharp as all Hell'
SARAH MILLICAN

'Tom Allen is one of the funniest comedians in the UK, the best dressed man I know and now it turns out he is a superb writer. I hate him'
JOSH WIDDICOMBE

'A delightful, touching side-splitter'
JO BRAND

'An absolute joy! Funny, witty and totally charming'
ALAN CARR

'When I was 16 I dressed in Victorian clothing in a bid to distract people from the fact that I was gay. It was a flawed plan.'

No Shame is a very funny, candid and emotional ride of a memoir by one of our most beloved comedians. The working-class son of a coach driver, and the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society, Tom Allen grew up in 90s suburbia as the eternal outsider.

In these hilarious, honest and heart breaking stories Tom recalls observations on childhood, his adolescence, the family he still lives with, and his attempts to come out and negotiate the gay dating scene. They are written with his trademark caustic wit and warmth, and will entertain, surprise and move you in equal measure.

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Tom Allen

Tom Allen's unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him become a household name in the UK. He is the host of The Apprentice: You're Fired, co-host of Bake Off: The Professionals, a regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice and There's Something About Movies, as well as making numerous appearances on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Hypothetical, The Royal Variety Performance, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie to You and Roast Battle. He has also presented the flagship BBC fundraiser events Children in Need and Sport Relief.

He has his own BBC Radio 4 Tom Allen Is Actually Not Very Nice and appears on Just a Minute, the News Quiz and is a regular co-host of Loose Ends.

His sell out tour concluded with an unforgettable show at his spiritual home, The London Palladium, which was filmed for Channel 4. He has toured Australia which saw him nominated for Most Outstanding Show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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