Truth’s, half truths & little white lies – Nick Frost
I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book and as autobiographies go it’s one of my favourites, right up there with Stephen Fry’s Moab Is My Washpot.
You don’t even need to know who Nick Frost is, although, if you are British you may know him from the comedy series Spaced and you will probably have seen him in one of his movies; Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul, The Adventures Of Tintin and Cuban Fury amongst others.
This book is part one of Nick’s life and it’s heartbreakingly sad and hilarious in equal measure. Nick’s prose is quick, blunt and raw, which may come across as a little abrasive for some; but if you were brought up in working class Britain in the late 70’s and 80’s, dabbling in the house scene and disco biscuits as a teen of the early 90’s, you will understand perfectly. Some of his life decisions may seem hard and uncaring, but I related to them and to him. However, don’t feel that this book is for Brits only, his experiences of doing it tough, dealing with loss, screwed up family members and opportunity are universal.
Nicks tale of how he got there (and very nearly didn’t on several occasions) is an engaging, worthwhile read.
A favourite of the year for me! Buy from Book Depository for free shipping!
Read more about the book here and check out the Nick Frost book launch video below.