[Greg Fleet] Ebook These Things Happen Summary



10 thoughts on “These Things Happen

  1. says:

    This book has left me a little shell shocked if I'm being honest I've called books hard to put down before but the hardest

  2. says:

    This is a great read I'd say 'addictive' but I might seem like kind of a prickIt was hilarious and heartfelt I read it on a plane ne

  3. says:

    This book made me feel A lot This book made me feel a lot of things Most often it made me feel like laughing So I laughed Less freuently it made me feel an uncontrollable urge to shake my head in horror Never mind that I was in public I shook my head in horrorWhat I find most redeeming about Fleet's autobiography is tha

  4. says:

    Final rating 355This book was funny and sad Fleet manages to blend the two seamlessly creating a well rounded recap of his life There were a lo

  5. says:

    There seems to be a growing misconception that being a semi famous ex junky gives you the right to publish a book

  6. says:

    I liked this mainly because I like Greg Fleet after seeing him do a stand up routine on TV years ago The routine was very funny but poignant as well The book which is mainly about his heroin addiction and his efforts to put that addiction behind him is not so funny Rather it is uite gruelling and has a slight confessional tone Tha

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    I can’t recall exactly which shows i have seen Greg Fleet perform on but i have watched him either perform standup or appear in Australian Comedy shows over the years His memoir came to my attention after reading the prettiest horse in the glue factory I had no idea until then that Greg wasis a heroin addict and has been for 30 o

  8. says:

    A very raw and honest memoir of an addicts life one that I’m sure was painfully confronting to say the least

  9. says:

    I kind of remember Greg Fleet from his days as a regular on Full Frontal and some of his stand up and I was uite surprised when I saw a recording of his show 13 Years in a Long Sleeved Shirt when he seemed to be very candid about his seemingly then past hard drug habitI wasn't really sure about reading his memoir I wanted to know what had finally got him the help he needed and I felt reading it from a comedian'

  10. says:

    These Things Happen reads as a collection of bite sized vignettes from the life of Greg Fleet Pulling thoughts scenes and stories f

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E's had a drug habit that has delivered him comedy and tragedy in eual partsThese Things Happen is Fleet's hilarious heartbreaking account of the life or death battle for his soul On the high road a genius wit and prodigious work ethic takes him from NIDA and Neighbours to Shakespeare with the MTC and writing and performing award winning theatre around the country and on to acclaim and adoration on stand up stages all. Final rating 355This book was funny and sad Fleet manages to blend the two seamlessly creating a well rounded recap of his life There were a lot of moments in which I felt the story dragged There were also some bits I felt were unnecessary page fillers A bit editing would have made this bio effective The story of a 30 year heroin addiction is confronting at times and I felt that when the story veered off course it lost its impact I did laugh out loud a lot while reading this I just felt that it needed a little editing

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These Things Happen

Over the world On the low road a yearning for true love mutates in the maelstrom of addiction and leads to an extraordinary downward spiral featuring faked and near deaths sharing houses and needles a six month romance with ice rock bottom and just maybe redemptionGreg Fleet weaves the most mesmeric of memoirs Part sweet poison part guilty pleasure from first gentle kiss to hate fuelled wrecking ball These things happe. A very raw and honest memoir of an addicts life one that I m sure was painfully confronting to say the least to put into words Kidnapped of addiction and leads to an extraordinary downward spiral featuring faked and near deaths sharing houses and needles a six month romance with ice rock bottom and just maybe redemptionGreg Fleet weaves the most mesmeric Undeniably Fated of memoirs Part sweet poison part guilty pleasure from first gentle kiss to hate fuelled wrecking ball These things happe. A very raw and honest memoir The Ira War Strategy Tactics and Military Lessons Csis Significant Issues Series Csis Significant Issues Series of an addicts life Black Blue one that I m sure was painfully confronting to say the least to put into words

download È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF À Greg Fleet

Junk·y jung'ken pl junk·ies Slang1 A narcotics addict especially one using heroin2 One who has an insatiable interest or devotionco·me·di·ank me'de n n1 Professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs other comic acts2 An actorwriter in comedy3 A person who amuses or tries to be amusing; a clownFor 25 years Greg Fleet has been one of Australia's most widely known and best loved comedians For the same period h. This book made me feel A lot This book made me feel a lot of things Most often it made me feel like laughing So I laughed Less freuently it made me feel an uncontrollable urge to shake my head in horror Never mind that I was in public I shook my head in horrorWhat I find most redeeming about Fleet s autobiography is that he never once tries to deflect or deny any responsibility for his actions Addiction may be the cause of his awful behaviour but he doesn t use it as an excuse Instead addiction becomes a lens to see the world through Having never been in a similar position I know it cannot understand the compulsions that led him to do many of the things that had me shaking my head in horror One scene that will probably never be exorcised from my memory involves a desperate Fleet and a wheelchair bound addict you ll know it when you get to itI learned some new swears from this book thanks Fleety including fucklamp fuck hole and cock ramp The man responsible for the second and third phrases is described as a creative linguist a hetero Oscar Wilde with prison tatts Fleet muses that If I could just get him to not kill me we could be great friendsFleet s love for and total humbleness at the love and support he has received in return from his long suffering friends and family runs hotly through the book like a forest fire climbing a mountain His total devotion for Sunday is soul melting Reading how he took advantage of people s kindness over and over is hard to bear To know that his famous show Ten Years in a Long Sleeved Shirt about finally being clean was performed totally strung out is saddening It s easy to read and think oh he was crying out for help but as he reiterates over and over an addict will never get clean until it is their choice to do so No amount of help was ever going to keep him off drugs so long as he wasn t ready to stop taking it A prime example is when he received an implant to negate the effects of shooting heroin for six months he and his partner went on a half year crystal meth binge insteadGreg Fleet you re a lucky fucking duck mate This book is compelling and rewardingMy sentiments echo those of Irvine Welsh who said about These Things Happen You really have to read it