May I Have Your Attention Please?

  • by James Corden
  • Narrated by James Corden
  • 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As far back as he can remember James Corden has only ever wanted to be in one place: in front of you, doing something to make you laugh, cry, shout, or giggle uncontrollably. At the age of 4, he grandstanded throughout his baby sister’s christening, standing on a chair in front of the whole congregation, pulling faces and cracking everyone up. Despite himself, the vicar was impressed. And from then on he couldn’t get enough of the spotlight, even when it always seemed to avoid him. Throughout his teens, he and his Dad trudged up and down towards London, getting closer and closer to landing a gig, only to be told ‘No’ at the last stage. But he never gave up and soon found his whole life turned upside down and inside out by his experience as one Alan Bennett’s History Boys. From that moment forth, he’s never looked back.
May I Have Your Attention Please? is the warm, cheeky, surprisingly honest and hilarious story of one of our most popular comedy talents. From his antics as one of the founding players of his high-school’s first ever rugby team to gaining recognition in the West End, to nationwide fame as the loveably loud Smithy in the award-winning Gavin and Stacey, this is a tenderly told story of what it’s like to try, try and try again and - happily - get there in the end.

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What the Critics Say

"A funny, interesting & genuine account’ 5 stars." (Daily Express)

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I had a lot of time for this actor but his bitter rant about one of his teachers (who was named by the way) made him seem like a petulant child. Superficially written, it seemed to be a cash cow. Real pity as I loved Gavin and Stacey


What did you like best about this story?

When he talks of his time at the National Theatre and working with Mike Leigh


What about James Corden’s performance did you like?

Not much


What character would you cut from May I Have Your Attention Please??

I would edit his sulky description of his education


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- Mazza

Funny But

A very funny read James Corden tells his story so far in his own humorous way but I found the book a bit of a struggle towards the end and a bit boring
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-09-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks