BOOKS BY CHRIS NEEDS
CHRIS NEEDS "LIKE IT IS"!
In this not-to-be-missed book, Chris pulls no punches as he writes about his traumatic childhood, his showbiz and charity career as an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and his life more recently as an all-round celebrity.
For the first time, in the book titled Like it is, Chris Needs opens his heart on his troubled life. He tells about the horrific abuse he suffered as a child, being repeatedly raped by a “so-called” family friend and he also describes the homophobic bullying he encountered when growing up in Cwmafan, near Port Talbot.
Talking about his abuser Chris said,
“I honestly believe that the reason I am what I am today, a totally unhappy person, covering things up with comedy as best as I can, is because of him.”
Happier moments, hilarious anecdotes, celebrity friendships, are also charted on Chris’s journey to fame, which cover his many talents and guises; as accomplished pianist, vocalist and entertainer, showbiz personality, and charity fundraiser. His cult radio fan club ‘the Garden’ is one of the most popular in the country proving Chris’s popularity as one of the best loved radio presenters in Wales.
He also writes about the privilege of receiving an MBE in June 2005 for his services to broadcasting and charities.
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ISBN 1847710154, price £9.95
After his autobiography became the bests selling book in Wales last Christmas, Chris Needs is now publishing a second book – this time about his comic creation: The Jenkins’s’s’s’s’s: Wales’s First Family, and aims for similar success. The hilarious escapades of the Jenkins’s’s’s’s are written through the diaries of the family’s matriarch, our Gladys, and will be published this week.
The revealing autobiography, Like It Is, published in 2007 by Y Lolfa told of Chris’s traumatic childhood, his showbiz and charity career as an accomplished pianist and vocalist, and his life more recently as an all-round celebrity.
However, this book is a completely different kettle of fish. In her riotous, humour-filled diaries, Gladys tells of her struggle to keep the family’s crazy, mixed-up lives together. Mam’s task isn’t easy though. Her husband Dai is work-shy, son Philllip has a handbag, daughter Shantelll is preggers and dog Christopher – or is it Christine? – has had puppies. Just as well Elsie next door is accommodating – she agreed to an adjoining door so they only pay one TV licence.
Follow the family from their humble beginnings in the valley community of Ponty Pantin to the sun-kissed Mumbles Bay and foreign parts (including Western Super Mare). Crammed full of outrageous valleys humour, this is an ideal Christmas treat for all of Chris’s fans – and anyone else who needs a good laugh. The book is illustrated with eye-catching colour cartoons by Mark Davies.
The second part of Chris Needs's autobiography. Following on from the best-selling Like it is, this book contains further hilarious anecdotes from the legendary radio presenter. Needs tracks down his numerous ex-boyfriends, one of whom turned out to be a beautiful blond who is now his ex-girlfriend!
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