Anything Goes Lyrics: In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was looked on as something shocking / But now, God knows / Anything goes / Good authors too. John Scot Barrowman MBE (born 11 March ) is a Scottish-American actor, singer, .. Barrowman’s memoir and autobiography, Anything Goes, was published in by Michael O’Mara Books. His sister, English professor and journalist. Seb likes John Barrowman a lot. But he’s not so sure about his autobiography.

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However, if you are fan of John Barrowman and want to know a little about him, this is a perfectly silly memoir to read.

Anything Goes by John Barrowman

I thoroughly enjoy John Barrowman’s performance as the dashing and handsome Barrowmn Jack Harkness of Doctor Who and Torchwood so when I stumbled across this memoir I thought, what the hell. Lyceum TheatreLondon. It made my day each time I picked up this book and read a few pages; it’s lovely to know more about his life and himself as a person.

Retrieved 9 October There is a second memoir so I anythihg he saved those juicy nuggets for that book, which I may or may not read.

John also lays bare his personal life: At Old Compton’s, he was a screaming, nelly queen, but still gorgeous. Many readers, though, would be tightly focused on a couple of aspects: We’re both pros–at acting and farting– so it was always a fight or a fart to the finish. That’s the balance between autobiography and regular biography – one-perspective best-light autobiography, or dry, impersonal 3rd party bio.

Apr 28, Lynne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved 27 May John or actually his sister, Carole writes easily, with wit and charm. I wish I lived my life as fully and as well as he does.

Mar 07, Melenia rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 14 January Just because Anything Goes is hoes doesn’t mean you want somebody to tell you all the best bits before you read it! Retrieved 8 July Barrowman graduated from high school inand became a naturalised citizen of the United States although he ggoes dual citizenship of both the United Kingdom and the US.


Inhis father’s company relocated the family to the United States, where his father managed the Caterpillar tractor factory in Aurora, Illinois. American film and television critic Ken Tucker describes Barrowman’s role on Torchwood as “dashing”, “utterly fabulous”, “celestially promiscuous”, and “like Tom Cruise with suspenders, but minus the Scientology”.

The question, mercifully, is too complex to answer”. It’s a very instructive path he’s on, for the most of us antthing aren’t in the least famous or likely to get there.

Where does he live now?

John is so at ease in his own skin and a genuinely good person. I would say everyone should read this book, it’s amazing. Barrowman is openly gay: My friend Tasha, by way of introducing me to Torchwood. Some were snarky and sarcastic and funny, others helpful explanations of theater terms and traditions.

Lowry, Brian 20 July That criticism aside, I would recommend the book to most all gay guys because here, gents, here is someone whose joie de vivre and whose enthusiasm for his work have led him down some fascinating garden paths, all the while declining to be stereotyped.

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The man is shameless – but in the best possible way ever. I was expecting to enjoy the book as I love to read and adore biographies in particular, but I didn’t expect what I got from this book.

If you’re not that versed in either one like mefollowing the different productions is very barrowmaj. The name just never registered. As well as finding out that he was a huge Star Wars fan when he was younger. Retrieved 2 Barorwman Feb 18, Jitka marked it as to-read. Not the best writing ever, but not bad either. And while I’ve been reading this I’ve also been listening him singing.


What can you say about John Anythiny that he doesn’t say himself? Retrieved 17 February I also liked the bits about his superstitions. The first season was BBC America’s biggest hit Retrieved 5 August The shows will be pre-recorded and you can listen online at www.

John Barrowman

I was moved by his story, his determination and honesty. Oct 28, Nick Duretta rated it liked it.

That he is anyhhing a talented actor, a fine musical-theatre singer, and a high-maintenance mess of a man makes it all the more fun that he didn’t wait to write the book with his sister, Carole. This is a book that relentlessly focuses on John Barrowman, contextualizing his life with goee necessary information, but skimping on the lives and times of the other people in his orbit.

Woman’s Way Magazine IrelandFebruary Multi-talented John Barrowman, the star of the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, tells of behind-the-scenes celeb high jinks, hilarious memories and the sometimes moving story of his two decades of work in the film, TV, music and theatre industry in this open and entertaining autobiography.

Anything Goes

John’s music always puts me in a better mood and this book has done same. Aug 22, April rated it liked it Recommends it for: His professional partner was Kristina Rihanoff and they danced the Quickstep.

Both albums accrued places on the UK Albums Chartas did his self-titled John Barrowmanwhich reached number 11, his highest chart placing to date.

He appeared on the children’s television game show, The Movie Game from —