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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Call Me Russell by Russell Peters. This candid, first-person memoir chronicles Russell's life from his humble beginnings in suburbia as a scrawny, brown, bullied kid with ADD all the way to his remarkable rise as one of the world's top-earning comics. This is a shockingly honest book filled with poignant memories of his family, his life and his career. Call Me Russell is a deeply inspirational story for aspiring artists of any culture about having hope, working hard and dreaming big.

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For God's sake, he is a 30 something and hasn't really lived yet. Waaaaaayyy too soon for an autobiography. You're cute Russell but not enough substance for a book yet. View 2 comments. Dec 29, Jon rated it liked it Shelves: ebooks. Peters' life is much more interesting than I would have thought. It was also personally interesting because he grew up near me in the N section of Brampton about the same time I lived in the G section of Brampton so a lot of the schools and buildings he mentions in the book are known to me.

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I think the book started strong and then kind of deteriorated a bit. It seemed to me that he was pretty careful with swearing in the beginning and then after a few chapters the F-bomb was dropped everywhere. I Peters' life is much more interesting than I would have thought. I'm not against swearing, but in a book it's distracting when it's being overused as Peters does. I don't get the chapter on his sex life, either.

Call Me Russell by Russell Peters

Peters starts the chapter by saying how he is concerned about talking about it all so he's going to make it as quick and as sanitized as possible. And then he almost immediately goes into telling us that he's had multiple three-somes. Seems kind of disingenuous to claim to not want to talk about his sex life and then go to the other wall and drop something like that. It would have been a better book without this chapter.

The book was just the right length. At the end of it, I was happy to close it. It was a good read, but I don't think I would recommend it to anyone unless they are already a Peters fan. Mar 02, Pipsqueek rated it did not like it. Call me Russell started out great. I enjoyed the recollections of life at home in Brampton, his relationship with his family, but it seems like when he hit the big time, he turned into a jerk.

A bragging, arrogant, name dropping jerk, that is. I yawned my way through his accounts of his sexual exploits, was disturbed by all the people around him who murdered and were murdered. The language in this book was also full of expletives, and the part of him being ADD was pretty glossed over.

It was more Call me Russell started out great. It was more about, look at me, look at me, see how wonderful I am. Sorry, Russell, I wouldn't trade my quiet life for a day in your life. If having money is your quest in life, then you can keep it.

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In short, a disappointing read. Perhaps Russell should have waited until his dotage to do his memoir. Perhaps then he might have something more substantial to say. Feb 19, Joanne rated it liked it Shelves: canada. I love Russell Peters when he does stand-up.

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I can honestly say he makes me laugh harder than anyone else currently in the business. That said, this book is a very mixed bag. I really liked the first part, when he explained how he has his name Anglo-Indian and his memoir of his father was truly touching. I was not so fond of some of his other chapters, such as the one about his girlfriends. That is not because I'm a prude but because he sounded so callous about the way he treated them. He ende I love Russell Peters when he does stand-up. He ended that chapter saying he was now engaged and reformed, and guess what?

Two years after the book was published, he was divorced and being indiscreet about his ex-wife. Not cool. I was bored of the name-dropping after a few chapters, and as the book progressed, my interest flagged. I will still watch him perform and admire his humour, but I am not so wild about him as a person.

Oh well. May 14, Ashley Daviau rated it did not like it. I tried incredibly hard to get into this book. I put it down, read something else and tried to come back to it in hopes that I'd start enjoying it. Sadly that just didn't happen. I constantly found my mind wandering and forgetting what I had just read because it was just that boring and I just had zero interest.

I think the main reason for that is that I'm in no way a Russell Peters fan and I couldn't even tell you why I even attempted to read this book in all honesty. Dec 10, Omer Tariq rated it liked it. I am a Russell Peters fan so I wanted to read the book. Its interesting, pretty informative actually.

He is an Anglo Indian and described who the Anglo Indians are and what kind of lifestyle they have. I specially liked the parts where he talked about his school days, the racism and bullying he had to face and how he dealt with it. It a comparatively small book and I would recommend it if you like the guy. Oct 30, Kya Publishing Toronto rated it it was ok.