Picks and Pans Review: Catching Up with...Russell Brand

updated 10/18/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/18/2010 01:00AM

The comedian and soon-to-be groom is back with a follow-up to his bestselling memoir My Booky Wook.

WHY A SECOND MEMOIR?

Well, the first one was about what it's like to be dissolute and drug-addicted. The second one is what it's like having given up those drugs.

DO YOU ENJOY WRITING?

I need to be locked in a room and denied all other options, or I won't do it.

YOU'RE FRANK ABOUT YOUR SHORTCOMINGS

I don't want to hear about when someone's brilliant and triumphant. It's when you hear someone say, "I find this difficult," that you warm to them.

WAS IT HARD WRITING ABOUT YOUR FIANCEE, KATY PERRY?

It was easy because our story is so very vivid in my mind.

DO YOU WISH YOU'D MET EARLIER?

It would've been no good for me meeting the right person 10 years ago because I was still a lunatic. Not to mention that Katy was 15.

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