Comedian, compere, playwright, panelist, performer, voiceover artist, singer, poet and writer, Arthur Smith was an instant hit in the popular TV series Grumpy Old Men. He is 40-year veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with many of his productions transferring to London's West End. His plays include An Evening with Gary Lineker, nominated for an Olivier Award and made into a TV film, My Summer with Des and The Live Bed Show, starring Caroline Quentin and Paul Merton.
"With a voice like pork scratchings tumbling over gravel and and a face you could snuggle into, Arthur Smith is a wonder of comedy, charm, and down-too earthness who has poured the loveliness in his brain onto the page for you to devour...please devour it." - Jo Brand; "No-one in the recent history of British comedy has warmed the places that need warming more than Arthur Smith. He is legendarily liked and loved. He is a kind of poem himself. Anyone who retains the smallest glimmer of faith in the human spirit will love this book and thank him for the wit and wonder of his words. He is also one of the few writers left who is prepared to pay good money for a favourable book quote." - Stephen Fry; "Arthur Smith is a renaissance man. He is the thinking person's Dick Van Dyke who can make a technicolour adventure out of pretty much anything." - Shappi Khorsandi