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Just Finished Reading “The Big Yin” #books

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I was standing in a secondhand book store with my father, and we wandered round browsing when I spotted Jonathan Margolis’ The Big Yin, he told me I should get it and read it.

The Big Yin is the biography of Billy Connolly, a Scots comedian, musician, presenter and actor. The book is almost as funny as Billy, and tells the story of a boy who followed his dream to be a musician, and discovered he was better at talking in between the songs. A man accused of selling out, but following his dream to Hollywood fame.

Billy’s story is also a sad one, a battered and neglected child. Alienated from his mother, unable to sustain a relationship. Battling with alcoholism and workaholism. The only thing Billy can truly be accused of selling out to is a life many of his accusers can only dream of

A great book about an inspiring man.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

March 30, 2010 at 11:05 am

Posted in books, humour

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