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Skinner pens new memoirs

Frank Skinner has written a follow-up to his bestselling autobiography.

He has struck a deal with Random House to publish the new book, a diary of life on the road during his recent comeback tour, on October 3.

The title – Frank Skinner On The Road – also features the comic’s thoughts on his life as well as his return to the circuit, restarting at small clubs and working up to large theatres.

During the 69-date 2007 tour, he played to more than 100,000 people, including runs at Birmingham’s NIA and London’s Hammersmith Odeon. A live DVD of the show is also due to be released this autumn.

Skinner has sold 600,000 copies of his 2001 autobiography, which spent 46 weeks on the Sunday Times bestseller list.

A spokesman for Skinner said: ‘In this new volume of memoirs, Frank Skinner describes his experience of going back on tour doing stand-up again after many years spent working mainly on TV.

‘[This is] a comedian’s account, in his own words, of how his act is put together; his return to a worlds of dark little clubs and the strange encounters he has there.

‘Frank also tackles more personal matters; not only the highs and lows of his career, but also the highs and lows of his love life.’

Frank Skinner On The Road will be published on the Century imprint, priced £18.99 in hardback.

Published: 31 Jul 2008

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