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Where Did I Go Right? Reviews

Where Did I Go Right? by Geoff Norcott

Where Did I Go Right?: How the Left Lost Me

Geoff Norcott

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Monoray
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Publication date: 13 May 2021
ISBN: 9781913183431

Geoff Norcott's colourful memoir of growing up Labour, but now voting Tory.

3 stars out of 5
16 May 2021

"This memoir needs more of that punchy stuff."

Having alighted on a fascinating subject area, he scarcely roams its fruitful avenues. Is he actually in quite good company? Eric Morecambe congratulated Margaret Thatcher on her 1979 win; Ken Dodd was a true blue. Furthermore, didn’t Thatcherism not only shake up politics but indirectly breed a profusion of comics and a fertile confusion of the cultural landscape? Mrs T was (and still is) a satirical target, but she also fostered the entrepreneurial template that has made millionaires of many wags. What of America? And is today’s Right-wing comedy reactionary-minded or revolutionary in spirit, given that it’s often tackling institutional “correctness”?