The best puntastic autobiography titles

February 17, 2015, Article by Tom in Books


We like puns, and we’re also partial to a good autobiography title. So when these two worlds collide, the results can be glorious. Here are a few of our favourites…

 

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The End Of An Earring by Pam St Clement

The EastEnders legend has recently published her autobiography, and the title alone makes it worth taking note. Also worth remembering with Mother’s Day lurking on the horizon.

 

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They Made a Monkee Out of Me by Davy Jones

If you’re part of a hugely successful pop group called The Monkees, there are plenty of chances for good punning, and fair play to Davy for seizing this opportunity with both paws.

 

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Kiss and Make-Up by Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons is from the band called Kiss. They are famous for wearing make-up. You do the math.

 

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Me: Moir by Vic Reeves

This works on so many levels. It’s a memoir. Vic’s real name is Jim Moir. It doesn’t get much better. For no other reason than we’re talking about Vic Reeves, here’s his take on Loyd Grossman.

 

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The Stone Cold Truth – Stone Cold Steve Austin

Late 90s WWF hero ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin opens a can of whoopass on the literary world with his autobiography.

 

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It’s Not About The Bike – Lance Armstrong

Not a pun at all, but still quite funny in retrospect. It never was about the bike, was it Lance? No, it was about all the dirty, dirty drugs. And drugs are for mugs.

Got any others? Let us know: @StareAtBooks

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