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Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television - Louis Theroux

Gotta Get Theroux This: My life and strange times in television - Louis Theroux

Title: Gotta Get Theroux This

Author:  Louis Theroux

ISBN:  9781509880362

Weight:  985g

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Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux

From much-loved documentary maker Louis Theroux comes a funny, heartfelt and entertaining account of his life and weird times in TV.

In 1994 fledgling journalist Louis Theroux was given a one-off gig on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, presenting a segment on apocalyptic religious sects.  Gawky, socially awkward and totally unqualified, his first reaction to this exciting opportunity was panic.  But he’d always been drawn to off-beat characters, so maybe his enthusiasm would carry the day.  Or, you know, maybe it wouldn’t…

In Gotta Get Theroux This, Louis takes the reader on a joyous journey from his anxiety-prone childhood to his unexpectedly successful career.  Nervously accepting the BBC’s offer of his own series, he went on to create an award-winning documentary style that has seen him immersed in the weird worlds of paranoid US militias and secretive pro-wrestlers, get under the skin of celebrities like Max Clifford and Chris Eubank and tackle gang culture in San Quentin prison, all the time wondering whether the same qualities that make him good at documentaries might also make him bad at life.

As Louis woos his beautiful wife Nancy and learns how to be a father, he also dares to take on the powerful Church of Scientology.  Just as challenging is the revelation that one of his old subjects, Jimmy Savile, was a secret sexual predator, prompting him to question our understanding of how evil takes place.  Filled with wry observation and self-deprecating humour, this is Louis at his most insightful and honest best.

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Gotta Get Theroux This
Sub title My life and strange times in television
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

These copies have a signature page, tipped-in before the title page, which has the phrase ‘Limited signed edition’ printed on it.  Also printed on this page is the book’s title.

Issued direct by Macmillan, the number of copies in this limited edition is unknown.

Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in signature page
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781509880362
ISBN 10 1509880364
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 395 [inc. Picture Credits page]
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 39mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Paul Marc Mitchell
Jacket images Paul Marc Mitchell (front)
Nicky Johnston / BBC Photo Library and Shutterstock (back)

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