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Greg Fleet {kindle Pdf} These Things Happen

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Over the world On the low road a yearning for true love mutates in the maelstrom of addiction and leads to an extraordinary downward spiral featuring faked and near deaths sharing houses and needles a six month romance with ice rock bottom and just maybe redemptionGreg Fleet weaves the most mesmeric of memoirs Part sweet poison part guilty pleasure from first gentle kiss to hate fuelled wrecking ball These things happe. I can t recall exactly which shows i have seen Greg Fleet perform on but i have watched him either perform standup or appear in Australian Comedy shows over the years His memoir came to my attention after reading the prettiest horse in the glue factory I had no idea until then that Greg wasis a heroin addict and has been for 30 odd years His memoir is a car crash from which i could not look away Greg has spent much of his life abusing all manner of drugs at times whilst simultaneously working in high paying comedy roles The last few chapters do seem like fillers as Greg admits I hope he manages to finally release himself from the grip that drugs have had on him for the sake of his teenage daughter

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These Things Happen

E's had a drug habit that has delivered him comedy and tragedy in eual partsThese Things Happen is Fleet's hilarious heartbreaking account of the life or death battle for his soul On the high road a genius wit and prodigious work ethic takes him from NIDA and Neighbours to Shakespeare with the MTC and writing and performing award winning theatre around the country and on to acclaim and adoration on stand up stages all. I liked this mainly because I like Greg Fleet after seeing him do a stand up routine on TV years ago The routine was very funny but poignant as well The book which is mainly about his heroin addiction and his efforts to put that addiction behind him is not so funny Rather it is uite gruelling and has a slight confessional tone That said there are some funny stories and I bet I m not the only one who is now walking around singing pushed off pushed off or stabbed off to the I dream of Jeanie theme tune

Greg Fleet ✓ 6 Characters

Junk·y jung'ken pl junk·ies Slang1 A narcotics addict especially one using heroin2 One who has an insatiable interest or devotionco·me·di·ank me'de n n1 Professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs other comic acts2 An actorwriter in comedy3 A person who amuses or tries to be amusing; a clownFor 25 years Greg Fleet has been one of Australia's most widely known and best loved comedians For the same period h. This is a great read I d say addictive but I might seem like kind of a prickIt was hilarious and heartfelt I read it on a plane next to my boss and their were moments I had to stop because shedding a tear would have been looked down on I m a sucker for stuff about kids though While I was able to not cry the stranger on the other side of me thought I was mental when I did a literal spit take laughing There were a few awkwardly loud laughs At its very best you can hear Fleet s voice through the prose Even when he is talking about his lows with often awkward candour he still manages to come off as likeable and hilarious The honesty is key to this book While I couldn t be certain I d be surprised if there was anything he held back By putting his highs and lows down he creates a real connection with the reader You don t have to be a comedy aficionado to enjoy this book very little of it will be lost on you Beyond the crazy life stories Fleet goes into his creative process with a particularly excellent anecdote that I won t spoil here It s the story of a comedian an actor a writer a heroin addict a father a son and a friend Someone who has done things they wished they hadn t and someone who has managed to create some great artHighly recommend


10 thoughts on “These Things Happen

  1. says:

    This book has left me a little shell shocked if I'm being honest I've called books hard to put down before but the hardest moment to put this one down came right after I'd finished it I was there holding the book tightly because I f

  2. says:

    This is a great read I'd say 'addictive' but I might seem like kind of a prickIt was hilarious and heartfelt I read it on a plane next to my boss and their were moments I had to stop because shedding a tear would have been looked down on I'm a sucker for stuff about kids though While I was able to not cry the stranger on the other side of

  3. says:

    This book made me feel A lot This book made me feel a lot of things Most often it made me feel like laughing So I laughed Less freuently it made me feel an uncontrollable urge to shake my head in horror Never mind that I was in public I shook

  4. says:

    Final rating 355This book was funny and sad Fleet manages to blend the two seamlessly creating a well rounded recap of his life There were a lot of moments in which I felt the story dragged There were also some

  5. says:

    There seems to be a growing misconception that being a semi famous ex junky gives you the right to publish a book

  6. says:

    I liked this mainly because I like Greg Fleet after seeing him do a stand up routine on TV years ago The routine was very funny but poignant as

  7. says:

    I can’t recall exactly which shows i have seen Greg Fleet perform on but i have watched him either perform standup or appear in Australian Comedy shows over the years His memoir came to my attention after reading the prettiest horse in the glue factory I had no idea until then that Greg wasis a heroin addict and has been for 30 o

  8. says:

    A very raw and honest memoir of an addicts life one that I’m sure was painfully confronting to say the least to put into words

  9. says:

    I kind of remember Greg Fleet from his days as a regular on Full Frontal and some of his stand up and I was uite surprise

  10. says:

    These Things Happen reads as a collection of bite sized vignettes from the life of Greg Fleet Pulling thoughts scenes and stories from early childhood right up until the moment of writing Fleety tells a story of a life propelled by relationships comedy and most especially drugsAs a first hand account of a life of addiction it's raw and honest

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