The World According to Danny Dyer: Life Lessons from the East End


Book Description:

‘I’ve had an up and down life – and I’ve tried to write down some of the stuff I’ve learned along the way . . . straight from the nag’s gob.’

From running wild with a gang of mates around the rough and ready streets of Canning Town to getting engaged and landing the role of a lifetime as Mick Carter in EastEnders, it’s fair to say that Danny Dyer has seen a thing or two. And he’s not shy in telling you about it either. An East Ender born and bred, Danny takes this opportunity to reflect on life, tackling such vital questions as ‘Where have all the old school boozers gone?’ ‘Am I middle class?’ ‘Why is being sensitive an essential part of being an actor?’ and reveals why it is that you can take the boy out of the East End, but you can’t take the East End out of the boy.

Never one to mince his words, Danny serves his opinions straight up in this honest, funny and often surprising look inside his world.

My Thoughts:

Many thanks to Quercus Books as I won a copy of this book in a give away over on their Facebook page.

I was never really aware of Danny Dyer until he started in East Enders even though I had seen him in other films. I think his personality really shines through in East Enders and I’m a big fan of his character in it.

The World According to Danny Dyer is exactly that. There is a bit of Danny’s background in there as well as his family and working life but it is mainly Danny’s thoughts on subjects such as football, drugs, drink, politics etc.

I can’t say I agree with some of his opinions but there’s a lot of others that I certainly do and I love how he says it all in lay mens terms as I am not into football and politics so he makes it very easy to understand.

The World According to Danny Dyer is quite a humorous read though I did find the part about his nan who suffers with dementia quite sad. Having seen my gran go through the same illness it is very sad and upsetting to see someone you love become a shadow of their former selves and not be able to remember who you are.

This book is certainly a great gift for someone or to buy for yourself if you are a self confessed Danny Dyer fan and there is a great bit at the back of the book that is well worth a read so make sure you keep turning the pages so you don’t miss it.

I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.

The World According to Danny Dyer is available to purchase from Amazon.

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