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Mcintyre tops bestsellers' list

15,000+ sales in a week

Michael McIntyre’s autobiography has topped the Sunday Times bestseller list in its first week on release.

Life & Laughing sold 15,610 copies, propelling it to the top of the Sunday Times hardback chart, ahead of Stephen Fry’s Fry Chronicles.

Fry sold 13,470 copies last week, although his total sales dwarf McIntyre’s with 115,000 over five weeks.

Russell Brand’s My Booky Wook is selling well, too, remaining at No 6 for a second week running. It sold just under 8,000 copies last week, bringing his total sale to more than 30,000.

Michael McIntyre’s book is priced at £20, although most copies are sold cheaper – both Amazon and Waterstones currently have it at half price. Click here to order.

Meanwhile, the final episode of the second series of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow attracted 3.7million viewers to BBC One on Saturday night. The figure means the show averaged 4.2million over the run – slightly down on the 4.5million average of the first series.

Posted: 25 Oct 2010

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