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Camp David

Warnings: swearing, mentions of suicide, depression, sex.
Author: David Walliams

David Walliams is a man of many talents. One day he’s wearing a dress and making us laugh, the next he’s stripping off and diving into a filthy river on a gruelling feat of endurance.
Now David tickles us pink with his brilliant life story: from his first fumbling attempts at comedy during school assemblies to treading the boards at university, and from the long, bumpy road to stardom (death threats included) to the giddy, hard-won success of 
Little Britain.
A fascinating memoir, Camp David is both delightful and revealing.

As a lover of fictional books, autobiographies aren’t really my thing. But I really like David Walliams’ other work, so I thought I would give this a go.

I’m having a hard time writing for this book, because a lot of the themes it includes are really serious. Walliams writes about his struggles with depression and his thoughts about suicide, which really makes you think about how many comedians deal with depression.

David also writes about the difficult road to becoming a comedian/actor, making the reader realise how hard it is to make it in the world of showbiz (excuse my cliche-ness).

8/10

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