Corden’s worst was when his father left for the original Gulf War in 1990/91. His best, was when he came home.
I’ll leave the good details to James’s much better writing.
However, the story also reveals that James was 11. Which adds to our James Corden Birthday Mystery. Operation Desert Storm began in January 1991, so if James was 11, that would have him born in 1978 (since we assume his Birthday is in August).
If you enjoy Corden’s exerpt, the full book, (The Best Day of My Life) can be purchased starting 1 November for about 10 pounds. Profits go to the Sporting Chance Foundation.