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This Is Your Life

(2002)
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Jimmy Conway always wanted to be famous. As a teenager he even stashed away a series of letters advising his future self on how to handle the fame and fortune coming his way. And so when he's reunited with these rather embarrassing predictions in his mid-thirties he can't help feeling he must be a bit of a disappointment to himself.

Thus begins an extraordinary journey into the world of celebrity. Jimmy bluffs and stumbles all the way to the very top until he finds himself about to perform stand-up comedy in front of a packed theatre and a live television audience of millions. There's only one problem, he's never performed anything before - ever.

With his second novel, John O'Farrell has written a compelling, funny and acutely observed satire on our shallow celebrity-obsessed culture in the vain hope that he might get to go on telly occasionally.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: This Is Your Life
Author(s): John O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4177-2312-2 / 978-1-4177-2312-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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2003 : UK Hardback

Title: This Is Your Life (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): John O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-84197-657-1 / 978-1-84197-657-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: BLACK SWAN
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Is Your Life: A Novel
Author(s): John O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-8021-4134-X / 978-0-8021-4134-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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April 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Is Your Life
Author(s): John O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-552-99849-4 / 978-0-552-99849-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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November 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Is Your Life
Author(s): John O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-385-60098-4 / 978-0-385-60098-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: This Is Your Life
Author(s): John O'Farrell
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: This Is Your Life: A Novel
Author(s): John O'Farrell
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon