I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan

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I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan
I, Partridge book cover.jpg
AuthorSteve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Rob and Neil Gibbons
CountryUnited Kingdom
Published2011 (HarperCollins)
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages366 (first edition, hardback)
ISBN9780007449170 (first edition, hardback)

I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan is a 2011 mock autobiography as written by the British comedy character Alan Partridge. It was written by Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Rob and Neil Gibbons. An audiobook version recorded by Coogan as Partridge was released on CD and downloadable audio formats.

Coogan said: "We just wanted to do what he would do in trying to write his autobiography. He wants to make his life more than unremarkable, so every single event in his life he tries to spin into something it's not. There was an argument between his parents about tax returns that he tries to turn into some kind of nightmare childhood - as if it was torturous for him and he was scarred by it."[1]

The Independent described the book as "an acutely observed mock-memoir". The book received positive reviews and became a bestseller.[1][2] Coogan appeared as Partridge to promote the book on The Jonathan Ross Show on 1 October 2011. A second autobiography, Alan Partridge: Nomad, was released in 2016.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Alan Partridge 'writes' second autobiography". BBC News. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  2. ^ "Alan Partridge: the 'A-ha!' moments". Retrieved 2015-06-11.