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Theroux The Keyhole: Diaries of a grounded documentary maker

by Louis Theroux

$44.99

Theroux The Keyhole: Diaries of a grounded documentary maker

by Louis Theroux

$44.99

$44.99

Come round to Louis Theroux’s house where the much-loved TV documentary-maker, podcaster and bestselling author of Gotta Get Theroux This finds himself in unexpected danger . . .

Like millions of others, Louis’ plans were mothballed by the onset of Covid. Unable to escape to the porn sets, prisons and maximum-security psychiatric units that are his usual journalistic beat, he began reporting on a location even more full of pitfalls and hostile objects of inquiry: his own home during a pandemic.

Theroux the Keyhole is an honest, hilarious and ultimately heartwarming diary of the weirdness of family life in Covid World. A wife intolerant of his obsession with Joe Wicks’ daily workouts. Two teenage sons, inseparable from their videogames, for whom he is increasingly 'cringe'. A five-year-old happily spamming out videos on his own new TikTok account while on holiday with his oblivious family.

Louis also describes how he launches his podcast, Grounded, finally gets to the US to film a new Joe Exotic documentary and aims his sights on the latest incarnation of the far right in a world becoming radicalized by social media. Theroux the Keyhole is Louis at his insightful best, as he faces unforeseen new challenges and wonders why it took a pandemic for him to learn that what really matters in life is right in front of him.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509880416
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 08/02/2022
  • Category: C 2010 To C 2020
    21st Century
    Biography & True Stories / Autobiography: arts & entertainment
    Biography & True Stories / Memoirs
  • Imprint: Macmillan
  • Pages: 384
  • Price: $44.99

Come round to Louis Theroux’s house where the much-loved TV documentary-maker, podcaster and bestselling author of Gotta Get Theroux This finds himself in unexpected danger . . .

Like millions of others, Louis’ plans were mothballed by the onset of Covid. Unable to escape to the porn sets, prisons and maximum-security psychiatric units that are his usual journalistic beat, he began reporting on a location even more full of pitfalls and hostile objects of inquiry: his own home during a pandemic.

Theroux the Keyhole is an honest, hilarious and ultimately heartwarming diary of the weirdness of family life in Covid World. A wife intolerant of his obsession with Joe Wicks’ daily workouts. Two teenage sons, inseparable from their videogames, for whom he is increasingly 'cringe'. A five-year-old happily spamming out videos on his own new TikTok account while on holiday with his oblivious family.

Louis also describes how he launches his podcast, Grounded, finally gets to the US to film a new Joe Exotic documentary and aims his sights on the latest incarnation of the far right in a world becoming radicalized by social media. Theroux the Keyhole is Louis at his insightful best, as he faces unforeseen new challenges and wonders why it took a pandemic for him to learn that what really matters in life is right in front of him.

Author Information

Louis Theroux is an award-winning journalist and documentary film-maker whose programmes are shown all over the world. After landing a job as a presenter on Michael Moore’s TV Nation, he was given his own series on the BBC, Weird Weekends with Louis Theroux, which first aired in 1998. Over twenty years later, he is still making documentaries and his career has seen him spend time with inmates at San Quentin prison and Miami Jail, gamble with the high-rollers at a Las Vegas mega-casino, stalk game with trophy hunters on South Africa’s wild-animal farms, and get to know dementia patients and their families in Phoenix, Arizona. His feature-length documentary, My Scientology Movie, was released in 2016. He has been awarded three BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Television Award for his work. His first autobiography, Gotta Get Theroux This, was published in 2019 and was a Sunday Times bestseller. In 2020 he created a hit podcast called Grounded. Theroux The Keyhole is his third book.

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