Praise for What's It All About?: 'Written with just the right mix of warmth and candour, and in a prose style that is the literary equivalent of his easy-going, up-front persona, this is a super book that informs as much as it entertains.'
It has taken two decades to get a man back on the Moon, and the man is Michael Caine. Niven's influence as a writer runs right through it... some genuinely vintage laughs
Caine gives his public value for money, covering his whole life with David Nivenish charm
uproarious and unflinching
Mr Caine is a charming raconteur....he writes with a quality that has grown rare among memoirists: good cheer
Michael Caine's second work of memoir brims with his gift for genial anecdote, but this time there's a hint of sadness as he looks back
To read Caine is to be in the company of an amiable, sentimental man who has achieved great success - and happiness - without appearing to be in the least smug.
A truly incredible life story.
Not much mileage in discussing warm receptions then, unless it's to wonder if a literary festival crowd has ever sounded more fulfilled than when Michael Caine finally said "you're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" and "not a lot of people know that" halfway through his appearance in Cheltenham last weekend.
you can hear his distinctive voice throughout, his fans will enjoy the ride.
a gold standard celebrity who makes the modern sort look cheap
most memorable... This follow-up might have seemed over-indulgent were it not for his self-deprecating vignettes, told in a voice as distinctive as his spoken one, that led to critical comparisons with David Niven's classic, The Moon's a Balloon.
Michael Caine fans will love his 'blow the bloody doors off' autobiography.