Just finished reading the poet Roger McGough's autobiograhy Said and Done. As well as being a poet of course, he was also a member of the Scaffold who brought Lily the Pink to the forefront of popular culture, well, at least round our way when I was a kid.
Reading Alan Bennett makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a slice of cake but reading Roger McGough makes me want to head off to the pub, bare my soul and inflict my poetry on the world, after downing a pint or two.
So if you'd like a smile on your face and a spring in your step, I heartily recommend reading his book, it's fab. I also learned a bit of Corrie trivia I didn't know while reading the book too.