• "He got where he is today by being very funny over a very long period of time"

  • "This book demonstrates his success at finding humour in the little things in life, a power that most underestimate and fewer still possess"

    Glasgow Herald
  • "Nobbs reminds us that creation is composite, that there is no one inspiration, and his evocations of the process of writing justify this book all on their own. In utterly English fashion, he turned to the banal and the seemingly hapless as his sources; he emerges from the coal-mine, smeared with black dust, holding a diamond"

    Independent on Sunday
  • "I Didn't Get Where I Am Today is anecdotal, angry, heartfelt and laugh-out-loud funny"

    Time Out
  • "He perfectly encapsulates the British sense of humour in all its many guises. Nobbs has a matchless ear for the rich absurdities of human life - His love of finding "comedy in the little things of life" is positively inspiring"

    Daily Telegraph