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10 thoughts on “Anything Goes: The Autobiography

  1. Meghan Meghan says:

    Reasons to listen to John Barrowman read his autobiographyHe laughsHe singsHe does funny voicesHe does his own Scottish accentHe gets emotionalIt's a very anecdotal book and it's lovely to hear him tell these stories himself The audio book is abridged and I do plan to read the complete hard copy version but this reading is delightful


  2. April April says:

    this is a gif infested reviewPlease don't judge me for the three star rating Three stars are the maximum I award to anything that's biographical in any way because truthfully I'm not that interested in reading constant facts even when it is someone I've adored since I was around nine years old Anyway moving onMY PRIMARY DESIRE THROUGHOUT THIS BOOKPivotal moments and stuff I remember the most 1 John first finding out he is going to be Captain Jack Leading to the leaping over vigorously and knocking over an elderly person response2 The fact that he likes to call Torchwood fans 'Woodies'3 Every mentioning of his and Scott's relationship Every single one 4 'John honestly it's none of my business what you do in your bedroom just as it's none of yours what we do in ours but I have to say that we're hurt you'd think that because you're gay we'd not want to be part of your life any' 5 'It's not a choice I or anyone else who is gay made If it were why on earth would anyone choose to be part of a minority part of a group that in so many cultures and countries even in the twenty first century is regularly blasphemed hounded and worse?'6 The Baskin Robbins ice cream commercial I've searched the internet for half an hour and I can't find it anywhere 7 'Softer parts of the female form' Oh you TEASE 8 Every mentioning of other people I know and love aka David Naoko Russell Eve Freema Gareth Burn etc 9 The diving holiday in Egypt The Thistelgorm How absolutely marvellous I'd love to try this Also it's adorable how they love diving together 10 Sir Ian McKellen being mentioned and the imaginary dinner party they'd plan together 11 All the Doctor Who and Torchwood things I didn't know and that I'll look out for next time Also the 'other' line he made in place of 'Let's go home and make love tonight' or something when he did that Shark movie Ha ha 12 'Evie' AWWWWW and John snuggling up together with John wearing his Transformers PJ's 13 The ending photos I was also deeply touched by Chapter 9 I think that's around about when it was? when he mentioned Midge; I felt a longing to know what kind of person she was Poor girl John Barrowman is a bubbly wholehearted man full of life and talent I adore him and admire him for who he is and what he does It made my day each time I picked up this book and read a few pages; it's lovely to know about his life and himself as a person As well as finding out that he was a huge Star Wars fan when he was younger My adorable gay wookieTo sum up this book and as best I can Barrowmans life I will uote him and say 'Sometimes when life hands you lemons you put a few in a vodka tonic'


  3. TL TL says:

    1st read March 8th 10th 2014Re read November 2015 Author's acknowledgements I've always thought people would find a lot pleasure in their daily routines if they burst into song at significant moments So if you're reading this while travelling on the Tube standing at a bus stop ueuing at your local bookstore or even sitting on the loo don't resist the urgeAs Mama Rose famously said in the musical Gypsy 'Sing Out Louise' To be honest here's what I really hope that by arranging the book in this way you'll feel as if you and I are lounging in our pyjamas on the couch in my Cardiff living room sharing a bottle of champagne or a pot of tea with music on in the background having a blether and a laugh about my life so farAnd it does feel like that Just as great the second time around John's music always puts me in a better mood and this book has done same John is so at ease in his own skin and a genuinely good person This comes across throughout the whole book there's a comfortable feeling while you are reading this I couldn't wait to get my hands on the wheel Eve Myles who plays Gwen thought she'd picked the short straw with this new arrangement though She doesn't like it when I drive too fast but they it's TV It needs to look good Plus scaring the hell out of her is a side benefitMy good friend Martin Maruez played Moonface Martin and he and I used to have farting contests during this scene We're both pros at acting and farting so it was always a fight or a fart to the finish During the scene when Billy Crocker sings 'All Through the Night' and Moonface sings 'Be like the Bluebird' Martin and I would try to get in as many farts as possible during the other's numberuite a few of his stories had me laughing just as before re read my favorites a couple times before moving onI highly recommend checking out his music he has a gorgeous voice and a great charisma on stage I hope I have the privilege of seeing him perform one day


  4. Ken Ken says:

    Purchased this during a book signing at Boarders I miss that shop back in February 2008 according to googleI managed to get Barrowman to sign my Torchwood boxset tooThe autobiography was everything that I’d expected it to be a really fun read with the humour you’d expect


  5. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The Book Report The life and times of fabulous Captain Jack Harkness I mean I mean JOHN BARROWMAN of course I do silly me to get the two confused he of the TV show Torchwood in all his dimpled and smiling glory With butt shots TwoMy Review One knows what one is getting with celebrity memoirs right? Whitewash excuses justifications and a little catty score settling It takes a pretty damned big ego to write an autobiography which this ain't it's a memoir in the first place; to do it before the age of sixty is well it's a bit uppishYeah so what pretty people get to do what they want And Barrowman is nothing if not pretty Very pretty Very very pretty That he is also a talented actor a fine musical theatre singer and a high maintenance mess of a man makes it all the fun that he didn't wait to write the book with his sister Carole He takes it upon himself to tell us the tale of what brought Clan Barrowman from Glasgow to Illinois what made the clan tick and what happened as a result of this daring and uite unsettling move made in the Malaise Years of the middle 1970sWait Make that he tells us the tale of what happened to John of the Clan Barrowman This is a book that relentlessly focuses on John Barrowman contextualizing his life with the necessary information but skimping on the lives and times of the other people in his orbit uite forgivable in a memoir; less so in an autobiography which is about the life and times less about the lifestyleHe's not forthcoming with details of his personal life eg what his feelings were what his thoughts were around his coming out He doesn't fail to mention them understand; it's simply that as is the gentleman's privilege he goes very soft focus and moves on uickly from the topic He writes his most passionate his most emotional and his most harrowing stuff when he writes about the descent of a friend into madness It's an amazing painful and uite wonderful passage in the book It brings into stark relief though the absence of these very ualities in some other passages in his life that could have used the same treatmentThat criticism aside I would recommend the book to most all gay guys because here gents here is someone whose joie de vivre and whose enthusiasm for his work have led him down some fascinating garden paths all the while declining to be stereotyped It's a very instructive path he's on for the most of us who aren't in the least famous or likely to get there It's good to see someone skiing ahead on the trail hollering back there's a crevasse over here don't go there every so often Good on him that he chose to do it Good for us that it is on balance a fun book to readThe butt shots don't hurt


  6. Gena Gena says:

    What can you say about John Barrowman that he doesn't say himself? Nothing The man is shameless but in the best possible way ever For those of you not familiar with John Barrowman he is a Broadway musical star a TV star a freuent talk show guest in the UK and an all around amazing talent His autobiography reads like a list of fun things you should try Really I think he's embraced every aspect of his field and tried to do each and every one of them wellI was moved by his story his determination and honesty I wish I lived my life as fully and as well as he does From his beginnings in a nice family in Scotland to working in Hollywood where he was told he was too straight for the role of Will in Will Grace to becoming the iconic Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood Barrowman has made great choices in his career As a gay man and actor he is very outspoken and not afraid to be who he is at all times I was very impressed by his stories and his sense of humor I would say everyone should read this book it's amazing And so is he


  7. Karsyn Karsyn says:

    I love this guy He's sooooo funny I'd give anything to have the kind of childhoodfamily he has They sound amazing in everything And what a guy to come from that and what he's done I came in late on John Unlike probably 90% of his fans I've never watched Doctor Who nor Torchwood I know I'm one of the few who hasn't I'm actually a fan because of Arrow Even though he's the bad guy and I'm usually a good guy type he's got such personality and charisma Not to mention he's hot as hell He's actually my type to a T strong chiseled good looks a 'butt' chin as a bonus; he can sing and he's gay all things I've always been attracted to my entire life LOL Now I find out he's HILARIOUS too He's just the whole packageI wanna be adopted by him and his family


  8. Dina Roberts Dina Roberts says:

    Entertaining memoirsTo me though Barrowman seemed a bit full of himself Most of us are It's just some people wear it much prominently on their sleevesThere's a lot of talk about Barrowman's handsomeness his talent how wonderfully fun he is the famous people he's known and met and the expensive things he's bought and experienced But I found him most endearing when he talked about his poop accidents and farting I also liked the bits about his superstitions And his coming out story was uite poignant One pet peeve I must mention People calling an experience humbling when in reality it's the kind of thing that would make your head swellBarrowman does this when he talks about getting fan mail How does that humble you? At best it doesn't make your head swell and you take it in stride But to make you humble?To me humbling would be standing in a room with people who you realize are much talented than you I am humbled when I read JK Rowling's work VERY humbled If I get compliments or other such kudos I'm not going to be humbled I'm going to feel all cockyat least for a few minutes


  9. Melenia Melenia says:

    I love this book Such a great read


  10. Jammin Jenny Jammin Jenny says:

    I'm a big fan of John Barrowman and this memoir let me see a little bit into his life His sense of humor and wit is all throughout the book His love of musical theater and paying it back is also great


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Anything Goes: The Autobiography [PDF] ✎ Anything Goes: The Autobiography ✐ John Barrowman – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman John made a name for hims From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements including an Olivier Award nomination and success in Anything Goes: PDF/EPUB ² the movies The Producers and De Lovely Television success was also assured when Torchwood won a Best Drama BAFTA John also lays bare his personal life his emigration as a child coming out to his family turning down a job at Disney and his civil partnership with long term partner Scott Gill Revelatory and insightful told with real heart and characteristic Barrowman charm this is a wonderful tale of how one boy achieved his dreams.

10 thoughts on “Anything Goes: The Autobiography

  1. Meghan Meghan says:

    Reasons to listen to John Barrowman read his autobiographyHe laughsHe singsHe does funny voicesHe does his own Scottish accentHe gets emotionalIt's a very anecdotal book and it's lovely to hear him tell these stories himself The audio book is abridged and I do plan to read the complete hard copy version but this reading is delightful

  2. April April says:

    this is a gif infested reviewPlease don't judge me for the three star rating Three stars are the maximum I award to anything that's biographical in any way because truthfully I'm not that interested in reading constant facts even when it is someone I've adored since I was around nine years old Anyway moving onMY PRIMARY DESIRE THROUGHOUT THIS BOOKPivotal moments and stuff I remember the most 1 John first finding out he is going to be Captain Jack Leading to the leaping over vigorously and knocking over an elderly person response2 The fact that he likes to call Torchwood fans 'Woodies'3 Every mentioning of his and Scott's relationship Every single one 4 'John honestly it's none of my business what you do in your bedroom just as it's none of yours what we do in ours but I have to say that we're hurt you'd think that because you're gay we'd not want to be part of your life any' 5 'It's not a choice I or anyone else who is gay made If it were why on earth would anyone choose to be part of a minority part of a group that in so many cultures and countries even in the twenty first century is regularly blasphemed hounded and worse?'6 The Baskin Robbins ice cream commercial I've searched the internet for half an hour and I can't find it anywhere 7 'Softer parts of the female form' Oh you TEASE 8 Every mentioning of other people I know and love aka David Naoko Russell Eve Freema Gareth Burn etc 9 The diving holiday in Egypt The Thistelgorm How absolutely marvellous I'd love to try this Also it's adorable how they love diving together 10 Sir Ian McKellen being mentioned and the imaginary dinner party they'd plan together 11 All the Doctor Who and Torchwood things I didn't know and that I'll look out for next time Also the 'other' line he made in place of 'Let's go home and make love tonight' or something when he did that Shark movie Ha ha 12 'Evie' AWWWWW and John snuggling up together with John wearing his Transformers PJ's 13 The ending photos I was also deeply touched by Chapter 9 I think that's around about when it was? when he mentioned Midge; I felt a longing to know what kind of person she was Poor girl John Barrowman is a bubbly wholehearted man full of life and talent I adore him and admire him for who he is and what he does It made my day each time I picked up this book and read a few pages; it's lovely to know about his life and himself as a person As well as finding out that he was a huge Star Wars fan when he was younger My adorable gay wookieTo sum up this book and as best I can Barrowmans life I will uote him and say 'Sometimes when life hands you lemons you put a few in a vodka tonic'

  3. TL TL says:

    1st read March 8th 10th 2014Re read November 2015 Author's acknowledgements I've always thought people would find a lot pleasure in their daily routines if they burst into song at significant moments So if you're reading this while travelling on the Tube standing at a bus stop ueuing at your local bookstore or even sitting on the loo don't resist the urgeAs Mama Rose famously said in the musical Gypsy 'Sing Out Louise' To be honest here's what I really hope that by arranging the book in this way you'll feel as if you and I are lounging in our pyjamas on the couch in my Cardiff living room sharing a bottle of champagne or a pot of tea with music on in the background having a blether and a laugh about my life so farAnd it does feel like that Just as great the second time around John's music always puts me in a better mood and this book has done same John is so at ease in his own skin and a genuinely good person This comes across throughout the whole book there's a comfortable feeling while you are reading this I couldn't wait to get my hands on the wheel Eve Myles who plays Gwen thought she'd picked the short straw with this new arrangement though She doesn't like it when I drive too fast but they it's TV It needs to look good Plus scaring the hell out of her is a side benefitMy good friend Martin Maruez played Moonface Martin and he and I used to have farting contests during this scene We're both pros at acting and farting so it was always a fight or a fart to the finish During the scene when Billy Crocker sings 'All Through the Night' and Moonface sings 'Be like the Bluebird' Martin and I would try to get in as many farts as possible during the other's numberuite a few of his stories had me laughing just as before re read my favorites a couple times before moving onI highly recommend checking out his music he has a gorgeous voice and a great charisma on stage I hope I have the privilege of seeing him perform one day

  4. Ken Ken says:

    Purchased this during a book signing at Boarders I miss that shop back in February 2008 according to googleI managed to get Barrowman to sign my Torchwood boxset tooThe autobiography was everything that I’d expected it to be a really fun read with the humour you’d expect

  5. Richard Derus Richard Derus says:

    The Book Report The life and times of fabulous Captain Jack Harkness I mean I mean JOHN BARROWMAN of course I do silly me to get the two confused he of the TV show Torchwood in all his dimpled and smiling glory With butt shots TwoMy Review One knows what one is getting with celebrity memoirs right? Whitewash excuses justifications and a little catty score settling It takes a pretty damned big ego to write an autobiography which this ain't it's a memoir in the first place; to do it before the age of sixty is well it's a bit uppishYeah so what pretty people get to do what they want And Barrowman is nothing if not pretty Very pretty Very very pretty That he is also a talented actor a fine musical theatre singer and a high maintenance mess of a man makes it all the fun that he didn't wait to write the book with his sister Carole He takes it upon himself to tell us the tale of what brought Clan Barrowman from Glasgow to Illinois what made the clan tick and what happened as a result of this daring and uite unsettling move made in the Malaise Years of the middle 1970sWait Make that he tells us the tale of what happened to John of the Clan Barrowman This is a book that relentlessly focuses on John Barrowman contextualizing his life with the necessary information but skimping on the lives and times of the other people in his orbit uite forgivable in a memoir; less so in an autobiography which is about the life and times less about the lifestyleHe's not forthcoming with details of his personal life eg what his feelings were what his thoughts were around his coming out He doesn't fail to mention them understand; it's simply that as is the gentleman's privilege he goes very soft focus and moves on uickly from the topic He writes his most passionate his most emotional and his most harrowing stuff when he writes about the descent of a friend into madness It's an amazing painful and uite wonderful passage in the book It brings into stark relief though the absence of these very ualities in some other passages in his life that could have used the same treatmentThat criticism aside I would recommend the book to most all gay guys because here gents here is someone whose joie de vivre and whose enthusiasm for his work have led him down some fascinating garden paths all the while declining to be stereotyped It's a very instructive path he's on for the most of us who aren't in the least famous or likely to get there It's good to see someone skiing ahead on the trail hollering back there's a crevasse over here don't go there every so often Good on him that he chose to do it Good for us that it is on balance a fun book to readThe butt shots don't hurt

  6. Gena Gena says:

    What can you say about John Barrowman that he doesn't say himself? Nothing The man is shameless but in the best possible way ever For those of you not familiar with John Barrowman he is a Broadway musical star a TV star a freuent talk show guest in the UK and an all around amazing talent His autobiography reads like a list of fun things you should try Really I think he's embraced every aspect of his field and tried to do each and every one of them wellI was moved by his story his determination and honesty I wish I lived my life as fully and as well as he does From his beginnings in a nice family in Scotland to working in Hollywood where he was told he was too straight for the role of Will in Will Grace to becoming the iconic Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood Barrowman has made great choices in his career As a gay man and actor he is very outspoken and not afraid to be who he is at all times I was very impressed by his stories and his sense of humor I would say everyone should read this book it's amazing And so is he

  7. Karsyn Karsyn says:

    I love this guy He's sooooo funny I'd give anything to have the kind of childhoodfamily he has They sound amazing in everything And what a guy to come from that and what he's done I came in late on John Unlike probably 90% of his fans I've never watched Doctor Who nor Torchwood I know I'm one of the few who hasn't I'm actually a fan because of Arrow Even though he's the bad guy and I'm usually a good guy type he's got such personality and charisma Not to mention he's hot as hell He's actually my type to a T strong chiseled good looks a 'butt' chin as a bonus; he can sing and he's gay all things I've always been attracted to my entire life LOL Now I find out he's HILARIOUS too He's just the whole packageI wanna be adopted by him and his family

  8. Dina Roberts Dina Roberts says:

    Entertaining memoirsTo me though Barrowman seemed a bit full of himself Most of us are It's just some people wear it much prominently on their sleevesThere's a lot of talk about Barrowman's handsomeness his talent how wonderfully fun he is the famous people he's known and met and the expensive things he's bought and experienced But I found him most endearing when he talked about his poop accidents and farting I also liked the bits about his superstitions And his coming out story was uite poignant One pet peeve I must mention People calling an experience humbling when in reality it's the kind of thing that would make your head swellBarrowman does this when he talks about getting fan mail How does that humble you? At best it doesn't make your head swell and you take it in stride But to make you humble?To me humbling would be standing in a room with people who you realize are much talented than you I am humbled when I read JK Rowling's work VERY humbled If I get compliments or other such kudos I'm not going to be humbled I'm going to feel all cockyat least for a few minutes

  9. Melenia Melenia says:

    I love this book Such a great read

  10. Jammin Jenny Jammin Jenny says:

    I'm a big fan of John Barrowman and this memoir let me see a little bit into his life His sense of humor and wit is all throughout the book His love of musical theater and paying it back is also great

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