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The Trouble With Celebrity: Laugh Out Loud at the Rich and Famous (Comedy in Life Book 1) (English Edition) par [Bray, Charlie]
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That's Entertainment!


The author of this book has never really known anyone famous, except a serial killer. He's just sort of bumped into a few inadvertently. Or, to put it another way, he’s been knocked out by one, peed on by another and had to pull a gun on one of the Great Train Robbers. He also lost Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, got drunk with Keith Moon and ‘arrested’ John Lennon. Always there to help others, Charlie’s even saved an old lady from a handbag swinging Lady Archer. And it was Jeffrey who went to prison

Celebrities Say the Funniest Things


Did you know East Anglia was an African nation and that Sherlock Holmes invented toilets? It’s not and he didn’t, but a certain celebrity thought otherwise. Watch Charlie unravel the blunt minds of many 'personalities"

The Famous and Their Toys


Learn who lands his own jet liner about ten yards from his front door, and who swims to his Ferrari via his indoor swimming pool

How Did Peppa Pig Corrupt a Two Year Old?


Find out how the wayward pig and a whole host of celebrities were caught behaving badly

Hollywood Scandals


Why do famous stars throw phones at hotel staff and punches at toilet attendants? Some even grab testicles and bite noses off. Join Charlie as he names and shames, and applaud the public for fighting back

Special Needs for Special People


You’ll be amazed at the dressing room demands of some of your heroes. But don’t worry, Charlie’s got the answer. A perfectly designed dressing room for all, that doubles up as a green room. And its portable

What Others Think of This Book


"This short book is a fun diversion from the daily grind"

"This is a rather humorous look at the culture of celebrity that I must admit had me chuckling from the first chapter"

"I found this book hilarious and literally laughed out loud several times while reading it"

" If you sometimes find yourself scratching your head at the fuss of “celebrity for celebrity sake,” then Bray’s rant will resonate and draw a chuckle"

"His concise prose had me howling especially over the Great Train robber singing on his way to his trial in a prison van"

"This book gets my five stars for what it is- an irreverent look at individuals in the mixed quality pile of people that become, for at least a short time, a brand, a household name"

"Charlie Bray gives a witty, lighthearted look at celebrity and what it takes (or rather, what little it takes) to reach this status"

"He begins by telling us some interesting encounters he had with celebrities when he was a Nottingham policeman, and follows with his tongue-in-cheek opinions of today’s celebs"

"Some of his stories about his own brushes with celebrities are priceless"

" a wry and amusing look at what makes a person a celebrity whether they deserve to be or not. Attention-seekers with no discernable talent are one of my pet peeves as certainly as they are Mr. Bray’s"

"Sometimes it is refreshing to just rant at what we think of the state of the world - or listen to someone else doing the ranting for us! A 5 star read for sheer relaxation value and fun"

"I had a great laugh reading this, so if your brain has been bogged down by too much tedious hard concentration, pick it up. I felt like I was attending a Joan Rivers comedy festival"

"I would have to agree with pretty much everything he says, having learned early on that all human idols have feet of clay"


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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 53 pages
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  • Editeur : The Writer of Smiles (14 mars 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00J15D9NK
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Nobody has better stories than a cop! 21 mars 2014
Par Whistlers Mom - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
It was the author's few years as a proud member of the Nottingham City Police Force which left him with the majority of the hilarious stories which open this book. Whether he's trying to keep the Beatles in their dressing room or being peed on by a famous British footballer, there's never a dull moment in that section.

The rest of the book is his take on the boom in moronic, untalented "celebrities" and their over-the-top lifestyles. I gave up watching TV years ago, but I suspect that his claim that reality shows "have done for television programming what the atomic bomb did for Hiroshima" is spot on. Overall, a well-written and entertaining book.

(His story about riding in the Black Maria with one of the Great Train Robbers reminded me of the wonderful book SLIP UP which tells about the crime itself and the capture, escape, re-capture, and re-escape of kingpin Ronnie Briggs. It's available on Kindle and is a fantastic read.)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Feet of Clay 22 mars 2014
Par Robin E. Levin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
“So what is a celebrity, this modern day phenomenon that causes my blood pressure to rise? Well, apparently, the label can be pinned on anybody who is deemed by anyone else to be famous.”
“Now, you may wonder why I’m bothering to dig deep into the generic force that is celebrity. Quite simply it’s because too many of these twerps get up my nose on a daily basis, and it’s time someone took a swipe back at them.”
Charlie Bray has indeed fulfilled his mission in a scathing rant about celebrities. I would have to agree with pretty much everything he says, having learned early on that all human idols have feet of clay.
“Now I bet you’ve noticed that the dictionary’s interpretation of fame and the famous carries no riders relating to any skill or talent. And there is the rub.”
Well, there I have to disagree. Celebrities of all stripes have a singular talent, the talent for drawing attention to themselves, without which, they would not be celebrities. But as Charlie points out, no other talent is necessary in order to become a celebrity.
Charlie’s rant brings up many points about celebrities that you may not have considered: How fame feeds upon itself-for example, a whole entertainment genre has developed of reality shows which give talentless and washed-up celebrities a chance to stay in the public eye.
Charlie also delves into the lifestyles and, more specifically into the wretched excesses of the rich and famous, for example “Before he became bankrupt, ex world boxing champ, Mike Tyson began living a life of excess, buying a 38 room mansion, collecting expensive jewelry, exotic cars and rare Bengal tigers.”
The Trouble With Celebrity is amusing to read an made me laugh a number of times. But beyond that it also made me sad. It is a little disturbing to me that our modern world has become so coarse and vulgar that we admire the famous for being famous and the wealthy for being wealthy, that people would be more interested in some inane remark that Paris Hilton makes than in the problems of global warming, poverty or the wars in places like Syria or the Sudan. I hope Charlie’s next rant will be about the mass media that is nearly entirely responsible for this state of affairs.
My suggestion for Charlie and all who feel about celebrities as we do is to follow my lead and stop watching television and listening to radio and find serious sources for your news and good books to read for your entertainment. Ignoring celebrities is the best way to deal with them.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 What is this fascination with "Celebrity?" 11 avril 2014
Par Inge H. Borg - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Charlie Bray ponders exactly that in his hilarious (alas, sadly true) spoof "The Trouble with Celebrity." Not the actually talented stars, but the wanna-be celebrity, intent on let everyone around him/her know that now one is in the presence of a star, no matter how dim - still or again.

We soak up headlines at the check-out counter, Google more about so-and-so, you know who I mean. Only to be told by Bray in the end that reading about celebrities is a waste of time! Charlie, now you're telling me!

But I learned something should I ever go back to London where the German "Green Heinrich" is called the "Black Maria." Not that I expect to be hauled off in either.

This short book is a fun diversion from the daily grind (particularly of perusing celebrity headlines).
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Not bad 22 mars 2014
Par Jeff Dawson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I was hoping for a short light-hearted read. Mr. Bray does attempt this is with a tremendous amount of satire, rants and sarcasm--three qualities I truly enjoy. But at times, the rants overshadowed the humor.

For me, comedy is all about timing and driving home the joke. This is where I felt the book was lacking. Just as I my gut was about to bust up laughing, we fall into a rant, thus squashing the moment of comedic brilliance. Very sad.

The satire and humorous anecdotes were well noted. One has to appreciate the chapter of celebrity quotes. Proof, brilliance on the screen or stage does not equate to intelligence without a script. The most memorable were from Mike Tyson, Cameron Diaz and Paris Hilton. No, they won't be receiving Pulitzers this year for "Intellectual Stimuli."

The chapters concerning Celebrity Wars and Celebs in Politics, was a bit over the top. Didn't feel it really added to the overall flavor.

If you have a few spare minutes and wish to delve into the wonderful world of celebrities shenanigans, give it a go.

Overall, this is a short fun read. I have no doubt it will draw a cult following in the UK.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 My Lord, he hit the nail right on the head! 9 avril 2014
Par C M Anderson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Charlie Bray wrote in "celebrities" exactly what most of us are thinking, but are too embarrassed to say out loud (in case someone we might know found out that we actually knew enough about said celebrities to talk about them). It is like this trash rag empire built on "Oh! I NEVER pick up one of THOSE things to read (wink, wink)". You won't want to quit reading because of the stupid things people like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, or even Brit' s bad boy actor Vinney Jones would say, do, or demand. Tough guy Vinney Jones was partying in Sioux Falls, South Dakota about 5 years back after filming scenes in a movie and got his bum kicked so bad in a bar fight with a guy half his size that he landed himself in the hospital. That should have been in this very entertaining but true book. It is another funny thing about a celeb: fought and lost against someone 1/2 his size. This book is a guilty LOL pleasure.
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