David Mitchell: Back Story

Written by:
David Mitchell
Narrated by:
David Mitchell

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2012
9 hours 25 minutes
David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details:

- the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (‘Flat Roofed Pub’)

- the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm

- why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink

- the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds

- the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide

- how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica

- trying to pretend he isn’t a total **** at Robert Webb’s wedding

- that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it

- why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday

- that he’s not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think
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Sarah Calverley

I’m obsessed with David Mitchell so I already knew I would love this book but I loved it even more than predicted. Funny, engaging and vulnerable. Great read, great narration.

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Rob O.

If you like David’s on-screen characters, you will enjoy this book. The language is at times fruity however this is a small distraction to the many observations (of himself or the world) which are (in varying degrees) humorous, inasightful and poignant. He narrates himself very well!

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Svitlana F.

love it

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Catherine H.

Such an engrossing and charming tale.

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