E-Book, 303 Pages
Non-Fiction/ Autobiography/ Humor
By: Tom Allen
Reading an Autobiography of someone you don’t know may sound very weird and this is exactly what I did with this book. I did not know Tom Allen prior to reading this book so I think I did not have the optimal experience to be fair. I did check out a couple of his videos after finishing the book and he seems like a nice person.
I don’t remember how I came upon this book but I wanted to read it because it was a memoir by a queer guy who happens to be a comedian so I thought it should be fun. The book is divided into 11 chapters each with a title of a skill like Working, Driving…etc. So I think the writing was not bad but I expected a bit more, I expected it to be more funny but I thought it was somewhat bland. There were a lot of British and old references that I did not understand and I think if I did, I would have had a better experience.
I know queer authors only got more publishing choices recently so I think the younger queer folks could appreciate this book more than I did. Oftentimes, I thought Allen was just talking and talking and it got us to no where. I specially liked the last chapter and the epilogue and I think they kind of have a message that I did appreciate!
Summary: I think it is an okay book, it did have some humor in it but I think Allen has a presence that is hard to capture in words so watching him works better than reading his works -at least for me-. I wanted more but I guess what we have will work for the time being!