Title: It’s Been Emotional
Author: Vinnie Jones
Page Count/Review Word Count: 280
This is the bookish equivalent of a guilty pleasure – I tried to hide the cover when I was reading it on the bus and on my lunch break at work, and felt the need to justify myself to my friends when they asked me what I was reading. But I don’t know why – it was actually a pretty good read, and whilst Vinnie did have some help whilst writing it from Gordon Smart from the Sun (hey – at least it’s not the Daily Mail), it still felt authentic, and it was still in Vinnie’s voice.
In fact, it turns out that he’s lived a far more exciting life than I knew about, including after his rise to fame as a movie star – seems like he’s more of a celebrity over in the States than he is in the UK, although he is still a household name, even if his career does seem to have dried up a little, recently. But he was also in some kick-ass movies – Snatch, in particular, was one of my favourites, and Vinnie’s deadpan delivery of “because he dodges bullets, Avi” is still guaranteed to make me laugh.
For me, reading this kind of supported my existing view of Vinnie Jones, as a person, but it was also interesting to learn about some of the other things that he’s done throughout the years and that I wasn’t aware of. He’d be a good guy to go for a pint with, but not to get in a fight with – these days, he doesn’t drink or fight.