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Booky Wook 2

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Russell Brand | Booky Wook 2 by Russell Brand

Booky Wook 2

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Russell Brand

We gave it an A-

If there were an award for Most Controversial Awards-Show Host, then Brit comedian Russell Brand would have won it handily during the past few years. In Booky Wook 2, his second volume of reminiscences, the Katy Perry-squiring Get Him to the Greek star details some of his most infamous hosting gigs, including the 2008 VMAs, when he congratulated Americans on their kindhearted decision to let ”that retarded cowboy fella” George W. Bush be president. He recalls how the show could have provoked even more hate mail than it did had he not ditched a joke that compared high school massacres to High School Musical. Easily offended Anglophobes should pass on a tome that is never too far away from an outré gag or Oasis reference. But those who were charmed by Brand’s previous Booky Wook, which chronicled his early days, should be similarly entranced by this devilishly hilarious roundup of his fame-era shenanigans — so far. A?

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