Straight Up: My Autobiography

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Random House, Sep 30, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages

Growing up in the eighties in East London was no picnic. Proper hard bastards, wannabe villains and cockney wide boys everywhere you went, all looking to make their mark. With trouble at home and more at school, Danny Dyer didn't have many options. He was a rascal, running with a tough crowd, getting himself into scrapes with the Old Bill, on the verge of becoming just another nobody.

Until he started to act.

It came naturally to him. He landed role after role, working with big stars, making a name for himself. And then came Human Traffic, and his career went into overdrive. Fame opened doors into the best clubs, the best booze and even better drugs. But with the highs came the lows, and as the drinks flowed, the work dried up. Shut out of an industry that didn't understand him, that heard his reputation before bothering with his talent, he had no choice but to turn it around and sort himself out.

This is the real story - straight up.

Funny, honest, full of swagger, and jammed full of antics and anecdotes, this memoir tears it up proper and delivers on every page.

 

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Section 1
1
Section 2
51
Section 3
85
Section 4
159
Section 5
221
Section 6
329
Section 7
330
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Danny Dyer was born in 1977 in Canning Town, East London, and is a well-known film and television actor. A lifelong player and fan of football, he is an ardent supporter of West Ham United FC. He currently lives with his partner and two young daughters in Essex.

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