THE LIFE AND LOVES OF A HE DEVIL
GRAHAM NORTON Hodder & Stoughton £7.99 – Autobiography This is the new memoir, recently out in paperback, from the chat show host and BBC Radio 2 presenter. Revealing, moving and wickedly witty, Graham Norton tells the story of his life and career in his second autobiography packed with anecdotes, juicy showbiz gossip and a life-affirming run down of all the things that makes him happy. He discusses his love of dogs, his childhood in — and later rediscovered love for — Ireland, his on-off love affair with New York and a frank but not over-declarative discussion about the men in his life. But it is really the glittering show business sections which are most compelling, especially the America and Diva chapters, where he writes about meeting Madonna, Cher, Dolly and what really went down at Liza’s and David Gest’s wedding. Perhaps the publishers should have thought twice about the unnecessary scattering of drawings that only juvenilises the book but that shouldn’t detract from what is a highly readable, companionable and, above all, funny read.