While the Marvelettes didn't cut as many monster smashes as most of their Motown peers after the early '60s, they did periodically surface with classic hits like "Too Many Fish in the Sea," "Don't Mess With Bill," and "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game." The book simply illustrates the life of a young man, who lost his mother and whose father had abandoned him and his sister. He touched on the lives of his sister and family, and on his own home life, but barely. An honest and nicely written autobiography. A great read. It certainly helped me respect what the Labour movement and trade unionism of old gave people like Alan, and especially helped me respect what Alan went on to do as a politician and in political office (none of which figures in this memoir). This was even before I knew who Alan Johnson was (I will emphasize on this later). Warm, affectionate, honest and authentic. He was a very young husband and father, only nineteen years old. Like the previous book in this trilogy, the anecdotes and historical context form a fascinating read.

Submit Corrections. Plenty of personal interest as well.

'Please Mister Postman' takes over from where the first book leaves off, and details his long career in the Post Office, first as a postman, and latterly as an increasingly politicised union official. When I started to read the book, I was hooked up immediately. I really enjoy getting to know him.

I enjoyed taking a trip back in time, and learning a thing or two about the unions; so influential in 70's and 80's politics.

Having read this, I am interested one day in reading the next part of this story. Be the first to write a review. It was a very interesting journey, completely detached from my experiences of life as a middle class millenial. He had the ability to make often mundane things in life interesting including the post office union of which he became increasingly involved. They received no small help from Smokey Robinson, who produced and wrote many of their singles; Holland-Dozier-Holland, Berry Gordy, Mickey Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, and Ashford-Simpson also got involved with the songwriting and production at various points. However, I had to keep reminding myself of his extreme youth throughout, because the things he did in his late teens, twenties and early thirties are what most people spend their entire adult life doing, and placed in that context it is clearly the precursor of Alan Johnson going on to do great things. ". View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Please Mr. Postman on Discogs. The world looks interestingly different through your eyes, which makes this book well worth reading! This second volume of his memoirs begins with him and his family leaving working-class west London to head for the Britwell council estate in Slough, 30 miles away. This is the second of the three memoirs of Alan Johnson the former Labour politician. I read this as soon as I could after reading Alan Johnson's first memoir (This Boy - which is one of the best memoirs I've had the pleasure to read.) The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a blessed relief after the tensions of Notting Hill, and the local community welcomed them with open arms. After a few years, they moved from girl group sounds to up-tempo and mid-tempo numbers that were more characteristic of Motown's production line. Eventually he rose through the ranks of the Labour Party to have several cabinet posts. Specsavers National Book Award for Magic FM Autobiography/Biography of the Year (2014), Goodreads Members Suggest: 32 ‘Vacation’ Reads. Read 107 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "Please Mr. Postman" is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman.It is the debut single by the Marvelettes for the Tamla label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

He and his wife Judy brought up their three children in Slough on his not very lavish pay as a postman. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Eventually he rose through the ranks of the Labour Party to have sev. Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Rhythm & Blues Complete your The Marvelettes collection. Type: Song, Lyrics Languages: English, Writers: Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, ISWCs: T-070.167.023-6
Alan Johnson was a Labour MP and Home Secretary in 2009/2010I read this as a follow on from his first book My Boy which described his hard childhood. Perhaps that was the problem for me. It's not packed full of surprises and is very much less shocking than the first instalment (which is a fabulous social history of its time), but in many ways is simply the tale of the doings of ordinary folks.

Thank you, Alan Johnson, for sharing. After the mid-'60s Wanda Young assumed most of the lead vocal duties; Gladys Horton departed from the group in the late '60s. Gladys Horton's sandpaper vocal is equal parts attitude and anticipation, and while the song traffics in the kind of teenage melodrama so essential to the girl group idiom, it does so with a knowing irony; after all, for the unwarranted abuse the trio heaps on the poor mail carrier, they still preface all their entreaties with "please."

unfortunately I didn't find this second offering as good as the first. Fascinating as a piece of social history it also unwittingly portrays Johnson as someone only in touch with normal life as experienced by people over the age of 50 or in still unionised public services, An excellent read. Politically the 70's were a time of great change and I can well remember some of the events he recounts. Politically the 70's were a time of great change and I can well remember some of the events he recounts. I enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as My Boy but I found the modern history of the post office and the unions interesting.

Every Great Motown Song, Vol. September 17th 2014

Maybe a little bit two much about the postal service for my liking, but I really should have twigged that was what the book was about given the name( derr!). HQ-Video The descriptions of his family and friends were told with fond endearment and often with amusing anecdotes. By the end he is in his late 30s, a senior Trade Union member and newly separated. He may have written the book he wante.

This was even before I knew who Alan Johnson was (I will emphasize on this later). Interesting book but as others have commented, not as good as This Boy... it does get a bit slow in parts and feels rather rushed at the end, but Alan Johnson always seems to write openly and honestly about his life. From the late 1960’s to the late 1980’s, this autobiography covers the authors life from joining the Post Office, through marriage at a young age, to joining the union, and rising through the ranks of the UCW. R&B. However, I had to keep reminding myself of his extreme youth throughout, because the things he did in his late teens, twenties and early thirties are what most people spend their entire adult life doing, and placed. He touched on the lives of his sister and family, and on his own home life, but barely. It is the sort of book I found easy to read a bit of here and there, easy to pick up and put down.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the years at the post office, he gets involved in two major strikes, which gradually pushes him into politics. I was brought up in Doncaster in the 1980s and the miners strikes had a major influ. I very much enjoyed the first part of Alan Johnson's memoirs - 'This Boy'. It was a very interesting journey, completely detached from my experiences of life as a middle class millenial. A member of the Labour Party, Johnson served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull West and Hessle from 1997 to 2017. Postman." Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Having finished the earlier Alan Johnson book, about his childhood in London, this was a natural follow on, to explore the next part of his life: starting work, marriage and his journey through work in the Post Office. Not as good as This Boy, but still an unusual and moving memoir, I have acquired this book from a colleague as a gift in 2018. I only looked at the title of this book and I thought it would be mildly interesting and I didn't clock the author until later on.

1. Marvin Gaye played drums on this song.

The second volume of Johnson’s autobiography sees him finish the book a very different man to how he starts it. 'Please Mister Postman' takes over from where the first book leaves off, and details his long career in the Post Office, first as a postman, and latterly as an increasingly politicised union official. It was a good time for me to read this book as a professional in an industrial dispute and engaging more with my trade union than I have previously. There are some great recollections and characters in Alan's story which is told with some good description, jokes and emotion. Johnson's love for humanity is abundantly clear, as is his wit.
Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman at Discogs. Really interesting commentary on life in the early 70's, would have preferred more of that and less of the detailed union politics and processes. Styles. I enjoyed taking a trip back in time, and learning a thing or two about the unions; so influential in 70's and 80's politics. This is the second part of the story of the life of (Labour politician)Alan Johnson. " Please Mr. Postman " is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman. A 19 year old newly married man with a stepchild and first child moves to Slough as a postman, and 20 years later he is a senior officer in the Union of Communication Workers and has out grown the marriage. The book simply illustrates the life of a young man, who lost his mother and whose father had abandoned him and his sister.
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While the Marvelettes didn't cut as many monster smashes as most of their Motown peers after the early '60s, they did periodically surface with classic hits like "Too Many Fish in the Sea," "Don't Mess With Bill," and "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game." The book simply illustrates the life of a young man, who lost his mother and whose father had abandoned him and his sister. He touched on the lives of his sister and family, and on his own home life, but barely. An honest and nicely written autobiography. A great read. It certainly helped me respect what the Labour movement and trade unionism of old gave people like Alan, and especially helped me respect what Alan went on to do as a politician and in political office (none of which figures in this memoir). This was even before I knew who Alan Johnson was (I will emphasize on this later). Warm, affectionate, honest and authentic. He was a very young husband and father, only nineteen years old. Like the previous book in this trilogy, the anecdotes and historical context form a fascinating read.

Submit Corrections. Plenty of personal interest as well.

'Please Mister Postman' takes over from where the first book leaves off, and details his long career in the Post Office, first as a postman, and latterly as an increasingly politicised union official. When I started to read the book, I was hooked up immediately. I really enjoy getting to know him.

I enjoyed taking a trip back in time, and learning a thing or two about the unions; so influential in 70's and 80's politics.

Having read this, I am interested one day in reading the next part of this story. Be the first to write a review. It was a very interesting journey, completely detached from my experiences of life as a middle class millenial. He had the ability to make often mundane things in life interesting including the post office union of which he became increasingly involved. They received no small help from Smokey Robinson, who produced and wrote many of their singles; Holland-Dozier-Holland, Berry Gordy, Mickey Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, and Ashford-Simpson also got involved with the songwriting and production at various points. However, I had to keep reminding myself of his extreme youth throughout, because the things he did in his late teens, twenties and early thirties are what most people spend their entire adult life doing, and placed in that context it is clearly the precursor of Alan Johnson going on to do great things. ". View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Please Mr. Postman on Discogs. The world looks interestingly different through your eyes, which makes this book well worth reading! This second volume of his memoirs begins with him and his family leaving working-class west London to head for the Britwell council estate in Slough, 30 miles away. This is the second of the three memoirs of Alan Johnson the former Labour politician. I read this as soon as I could after reading Alan Johnson's first memoir (This Boy - which is one of the best memoirs I've had the pleasure to read.) The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a blessed relief after the tensions of Notting Hill, and the local community welcomed them with open arms. After a few years, they moved from girl group sounds to up-tempo and mid-tempo numbers that were more characteristic of Motown's production line. Eventually he rose through the ranks of the Labour Party to have several cabinet posts. Specsavers National Book Award for Magic FM Autobiography/Biography of the Year (2014), Goodreads Members Suggest: 32 ‘Vacation’ Reads. Read 107 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "Please Mr. Postman" is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman.It is the debut single by the Marvelettes for the Tamla label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

He and his wife Judy brought up their three children in Slough on his not very lavish pay as a postman. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Eventually he rose through the ranks of the Labour Party to have sev. Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Rhythm & Blues Complete your The Marvelettes collection. Type: Song, Lyrics Languages: English, Writers: Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, ISWCs: T-070.167.023-6
Alan Johnson was a Labour MP and Home Secretary in 2009/2010I read this as a follow on from his first book My Boy which described his hard childhood. Perhaps that was the problem for me. It's not packed full of surprises and is very much less shocking than the first instalment (which is a fabulous social history of its time), but in many ways is simply the tale of the doings of ordinary folks.

Thank you, Alan Johnson, for sharing. After the mid-'60s Wanda Young assumed most of the lead vocal duties; Gladys Horton departed from the group in the late '60s. Gladys Horton's sandpaper vocal is equal parts attitude and anticipation, and while the song traffics in the kind of teenage melodrama so essential to the girl group idiom, it does so with a knowing irony; after all, for the unwarranted abuse the trio heaps on the poor mail carrier, they still preface all their entreaties with "please."

unfortunately I didn't find this second offering as good as the first. Fascinating as a piece of social history it also unwittingly portrays Johnson as someone only in touch with normal life as experienced by people over the age of 50 or in still unionised public services, An excellent read. Politically the 70's were a time of great change and I can well remember some of the events he recounts. Politically the 70's were a time of great change and I can well remember some of the events he recounts. I enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as My Boy but I found the modern history of the post office and the unions interesting.

Every Great Motown Song, Vol. September 17th 2014

Maybe a little bit two much about the postal service for my liking, but I really should have twigged that was what the book was about given the name( derr!). HQ-Video The descriptions of his family and friends were told with fond endearment and often with amusing anecdotes. By the end he is in his late 30s, a senior Trade Union member and newly separated. He may have written the book he wante.

This was even before I knew who Alan Johnson was (I will emphasize on this later). Interesting book but as others have commented, not as good as This Boy... it does get a bit slow in parts and feels rather rushed at the end, but Alan Johnson always seems to write openly and honestly about his life. From the late 1960’s to the late 1980’s, this autobiography covers the authors life from joining the Post Office, through marriage at a young age, to joining the union, and rising through the ranks of the UCW. R&B. However, I had to keep reminding myself of his extreme youth throughout, because the things he did in his late teens, twenties and early thirties are what most people spend their entire adult life doing, and placed. He touched on the lives of his sister and family, and on his own home life, but barely. It is the sort of book I found easy to read a bit of here and there, easy to pick up and put down.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the years at the post office, he gets involved in two major strikes, which gradually pushes him into politics. I was brought up in Doncaster in the 1980s and the miners strikes had a major influ. I very much enjoyed the first part of Alan Johnson's memoirs - 'This Boy'. It was a very interesting journey, completely detached from my experiences of life as a middle class millenial. A member of the Labour Party, Johnson served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull West and Hessle from 1997 to 2017. Postman." Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Having finished the earlier Alan Johnson book, about his childhood in London, this was a natural follow on, to explore the next part of his life: starting work, marriage and his journey through work in the Post Office. Not as good as This Boy, but still an unusual and moving memoir, I have acquired this book from a colleague as a gift in 2018. I only looked at the title of this book and I thought it would be mildly interesting and I didn't clock the author until later on.

1. Marvin Gaye played drums on this song.

The second volume of Johnson’s autobiography sees him finish the book a very different man to how he starts it. 'Please Mister Postman' takes over from where the first book leaves off, and details his long career in the Post Office, first as a postman, and latterly as an increasingly politicised union official. It was a good time for me to read this book as a professional in an industrial dispute and engaging more with my trade union than I have previously. There are some great recollections and characters in Alan's story which is told with some good description, jokes and emotion. Johnson's love for humanity is abundantly clear, as is his wit.
Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman at Discogs. Really interesting commentary on life in the early 70's, would have preferred more of that and less of the detailed union politics and processes. Styles. I enjoyed taking a trip back in time, and learning a thing or two about the unions; so influential in 70's and 80's politics. This is the second part of the story of the life of (Labour politician)Alan Johnson. " Please Mr. Postman " is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman. A 19 year old newly married man with a stepchild and first child moves to Slough as a postman, and 20 years later he is a senior officer in the Union of Communication Workers and has out grown the marriage. The book simply illustrates the life of a young man, who lost his mother and whose father had abandoned him and his sister.
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There were also plenty of fine minor hits and misses, like 1965's "I'll Keep Holding On," which is just as memorable as the well-known Motown chart-toppers of the era. Postman."

While the Marvelettes didn't cut as many monster smashes as most of their Motown peers after the early '60s, they did periodically surface with classic hits like "Too Many Fish in the Sea," "Don't Mess With Bill," and "The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game." The book simply illustrates the life of a young man, who lost his mother and whose father had abandoned him and his sister. He touched on the lives of his sister and family, and on his own home life, but barely. An honest and nicely written autobiography. A great read. It certainly helped me respect what the Labour movement and trade unionism of old gave people like Alan, and especially helped me respect what Alan went on to do as a politician and in political office (none of which figures in this memoir). This was even before I knew who Alan Johnson was (I will emphasize on this later). Warm, affectionate, honest and authentic. He was a very young husband and father, only nineteen years old. Like the previous book in this trilogy, the anecdotes and historical context form a fascinating read.

Submit Corrections. Plenty of personal interest as well.

'Please Mister Postman' takes over from where the first book leaves off, and details his long career in the Post Office, first as a postman, and latterly as an increasingly politicised union official. When I started to read the book, I was hooked up immediately. I really enjoy getting to know him.

I enjoyed taking a trip back in time, and learning a thing or two about the unions; so influential in 70's and 80's politics.

Having read this, I am interested one day in reading the next part of this story. Be the first to write a review. It was a very interesting journey, completely detached from my experiences of life as a middle class millenial. He had the ability to make often mundane things in life interesting including the post office union of which he became increasingly involved. They received no small help from Smokey Robinson, who produced and wrote many of their singles; Holland-Dozier-Holland, Berry Gordy, Mickey Stevenson, Marvin Gaye, and Ashford-Simpson also got involved with the songwriting and production at various points. However, I had to keep reminding myself of his extreme youth throughout, because the things he did in his late teens, twenties and early thirties are what most people spend their entire adult life doing, and placed in that context it is clearly the precursor of Alan Johnson going on to do great things. ". View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Please Mr. Postman on Discogs. The world looks interestingly different through your eyes, which makes this book well worth reading! This second volume of his memoirs begins with him and his family leaving working-class west London to head for the Britwell council estate in Slough, 30 miles away. This is the second of the three memoirs of Alan Johnson the former Labour politician. I read this as soon as I could after reading Alan Johnson's first memoir (This Boy - which is one of the best memoirs I've had the pleasure to read.) The Britwell Estate in Slough, apparently notorious among the locals, in fact came as a blessed relief after the tensions of Notting Hill, and the local community welcomed them with open arms. After a few years, they moved from girl group sounds to up-tempo and mid-tempo numbers that were more characteristic of Motown's production line. Eventually he rose through the ranks of the Labour Party to have several cabinet posts. Specsavers National Book Award for Magic FM Autobiography/Biography of the Year (2014), Goodreads Members Suggest: 32 ‘Vacation’ Reads. Read 107 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. "Please Mr. Postman" is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman.It is the debut single by the Marvelettes for the Tamla label, notable as the first Motown song to reach the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

He and his wife Judy brought up their three children in Slough on his not very lavish pay as a postman. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Eventually he rose through the ranks of the Labour Party to have sev. Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop • Style: Rhythm & Blues Complete your The Marvelettes collection. Type: Song, Lyrics Languages: English, Writers: Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, ISWCs: T-070.167.023-6
Alan Johnson was a Labour MP and Home Secretary in 2009/2010I read this as a follow on from his first book My Boy which described his hard childhood. Perhaps that was the problem for me. It's not packed full of surprises and is very much less shocking than the first instalment (which is a fabulous social history of its time), but in many ways is simply the tale of the doings of ordinary folks.

Thank you, Alan Johnson, for sharing. After the mid-'60s Wanda Young assumed most of the lead vocal duties; Gladys Horton departed from the group in the late '60s. Gladys Horton's sandpaper vocal is equal parts attitude and anticipation, and while the song traffics in the kind of teenage melodrama so essential to the girl group idiom, it does so with a knowing irony; after all, for the unwarranted abuse the trio heaps on the poor mail carrier, they still preface all their entreaties with "please."

unfortunately I didn't find this second offering as good as the first. Fascinating as a piece of social history it also unwittingly portrays Johnson as someone only in touch with normal life as experienced by people over the age of 50 or in still unionised public services, An excellent read. Politically the 70's were a time of great change and I can well remember some of the events he recounts. Politically the 70's were a time of great change and I can well remember some of the events he recounts. I enjoyed this book, maybe not as much as My Boy but I found the modern history of the post office and the unions interesting.

Every Great Motown Song, Vol. September 17th 2014

Maybe a little bit two much about the postal service for my liking, but I really should have twigged that was what the book was about given the name( derr!). HQ-Video The descriptions of his family and friends were told with fond endearment and often with amusing anecdotes. By the end he is in his late 30s, a senior Trade Union member and newly separated. He may have written the book he wante.

This was even before I knew who Alan Johnson was (I will emphasize on this later). Interesting book but as others have commented, not as good as This Boy... it does get a bit slow in parts and feels rather rushed at the end, but Alan Johnson always seems to write openly and honestly about his life. From the late 1960’s to the late 1980’s, this autobiography covers the authors life from joining the Post Office, through marriage at a young age, to joining the union, and rising through the ranks of the UCW. R&B. However, I had to keep reminding myself of his extreme youth throughout, because the things he did in his late teens, twenties and early thirties are what most people spend their entire adult life doing, and placed. He touched on the lives of his sister and family, and on his own home life, but barely. It is the sort of book I found easy to read a bit of here and there, easy to pick up and put down.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the years at the post office, he gets involved in two major strikes, which gradually pushes him into politics. I was brought up in Doncaster in the 1980s and the miners strikes had a major influ. I very much enjoyed the first part of Alan Johnson's memoirs - 'This Boy'. It was a very interesting journey, completely detached from my experiences of life as a middle class millenial. A member of the Labour Party, Johnson served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hull West and Hessle from 1997 to 2017. Postman." Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Having finished the earlier Alan Johnson book, about his childhood in London, this was a natural follow on, to explore the next part of his life: starting work, marriage and his journey through work in the Post Office. Not as good as This Boy, but still an unusual and moving memoir, I have acquired this book from a colleague as a gift in 2018. I only looked at the title of this book and I thought it would be mildly interesting and I didn't clock the author until later on.

1. Marvin Gaye played drums on this song.

The second volume of Johnson’s autobiography sees him finish the book a very different man to how he starts it. 'Please Mister Postman' takes over from where the first book leaves off, and details his long career in the Post Office, first as a postman, and latterly as an increasingly politicised union official. It was a good time for me to read this book as a professional in an industrial dispute and engaging more with my trade union than I have previously. There are some great recollections and characters in Alan's story which is told with some good description, jokes and emotion. Johnson's love for humanity is abundantly clear, as is his wit.
Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman at Discogs. Really interesting commentary on life in the early 70's, would have preferred more of that and less of the detailed union politics and processes. Styles. I enjoyed taking a trip back in time, and learning a thing or two about the unions; so influential in 70's and 80's politics. This is the second part of the story of the life of (Labour politician)Alan Johnson. " Please Mr. Postman " is a song written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, and Robert Bateman. A 19 year old newly married man with a stepchild and first child moves to Slough as a postman, and 20 years later he is a senior officer in the Union of Communication Workers and has out grown the marriage. The book simply illustrates the life of a young man, who lost his mother and whose father had abandoned him and his sister.

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