â€˜WHO ON EARTH IS TOM BAKER?â€™ by TOM BAKER (HarperCollins)
Picked this up recently from Amazon and as the title suggests itâ€™s Tom Bakerâ€™s life story. Heâ€™s most famous I suppose for playing Dr. Who but any fans of this programme will be in for a surprise as this only forms part of the book. Instead he regales us with tales of his poor Catholic childhood in Liverpool and a series of jobs ranging from a pottery job in Stoke to being a monk. What amazed me most was how funny his writing is and also how crude it gets at times (boy does he have a fascination with male genitalia) â€“ he could easily write a â€˜Vizâ€™ cartoon strip. His personal life reveals lots of heartbreak and as a person he comes over as very shy and lacking confidence in himself â€“ much of this down to his childhood.
Baker is still on TV and has gained a new legion of fans I am sure with his voice over on â€˜Little Britainâ€™.
Sadly now out of print but you can still get the odd copy when it goes up for sale on Amazon. Well worth a read.