Roger Lewis

Paul Merton’s is the most boastful autobiography in years

A review of ‘Only When I Laugh: My Autobiography’, by Paul Merton. He writes candidly about his psychiatric incarceration but, elsewhere, there’s too much swanking

Paul Merton. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images

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