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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 Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series guilty pleasure from first Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark 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 I Love You Almost Always 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 Gloom Town grip that drugs have had on him for the sake of his teenage daughter

REVIEW These Things Happen

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. 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 bits I felt were unnecessary page fillers A bit editing would have made this bio effective The story of a 30 year heroin addiction is confronting at times and I felt that when the story veered off course it lost its impact I did laugh out loud a lot while reading this I just felt that it needed a little editing জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় 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. 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 bits I felt were unnecessary page fillers A bit editing would have made this bio effective The story of a 30 year heroin addiction is confronting at times and I felt that when the story veered off course it lost its impact I did laugh out loud a lot while reading this I just felt that it needed a little editing

SUMMARY Õ SUBTENSE.CO.UK ✓ Greg Fleet

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 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 felt like I needed to hug someone and the book was the closest and only option at 4am in the morning What a deep dark honest personal journey I mean don t get me wrong it s written by a comedian it s still a damn funny book I think I woke the neighbours whilst laughing at the Kings of Wrongtown chapter And the tale of him and his gay friend James on tour made me grin like a madman But man this book took me to some scary places I have not been to before And Fleet doesn t pull the usual autobiographical trick of making himself the hero or the victim of the story Or if he does he s a hero against himself as the villain victim against himself as the perpetrator And he paints both sides of those stories convincingly well Perhaps most importantly he knows how to articulate his experiences with addiction so that a young coddled bubble dwelling layman like myself can actually get it in ways I hadn t been able to understand before His analogies like the ever deepening hole or the descending shutter door barrier between him and his partner really turned a key in my brainReading this I just had two constant thoughts I can t believe this happened and I can t believe he s telling me I honestly can t recommend this enough Irvine Welsh says it best on the cover You really have to read it


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 be

  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 o

  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

  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 bits I felt were unnecessary page

  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

  7. says:

    I can’t recall exactly which shows i have seen Greg Fleet perform on but i have watched him either perform stand

  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

  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 surprised when I saw a recording of his show 13 Years in a Long Sleeved Shirt when he seemed to be very candid about his seemingly then past hard drug habitI wasn't really sure about reading his memoir I wanted to know what had finally got him the help he needed and I felt reading it from a comedian's perspective it would be ea

  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 prope

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