A Series of Unrelated Events

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Random House, May 23, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Have you ever been stitched up to the national press by your best mate?

Or unintentionally upset a band with a slip of the tongue on a live TV show?

Or ruined a dinner party by transforming everything alcoholic into water?

Hello. I’m Richard Bacon and this is A Series of Unrelated Events. All of the stories are true. All of them happened to me. I’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to (you’re welcome).

So now, if you should ever find yourself sobbing on top of a box of gherkins in the stockroom of a Mansfield McDonald’s... having a Twitter conversation with your mum while she’s pretending to be an illiterate dog... performing stand-up to an audience who are funnier than you are... or just letting down all of the children of Great Britain...

...you’ll know exactly what to do.

 

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Contents

COCAINE AND LOTS OF
1
TELL lM HES A MURDERER
23
WOULD YOU LIKE CRIES WITH THAT 7
33
DEAD GRANDMAS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS
43
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PERVERT MOST TERRIBLE
55
FIVE THINGS I HAVE LEARNED THAT YOU SHOULD
61
HOW TO WRITE A FILM COLUMN WITHOUT
77
SEEING THE FILMS OR WRITING THE COLUMN
89
CHILDREN IN NEED OF AN AMPHITHEATRE
97
PLATE SPINNING BOB GOES TO VEGAS
107
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About the author (2013)

Richard Bacon was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in 1975. He built his career presenting iconic TV shows including Blue Peter, the Big Breakfast and Top of the Pops. His current work includes newspaper journalism, TV and presenting his weekday Radio 5 Live afternoon show. Richard lives in London with his wife and newborn son. This is his first book.