"a must listen."
that jack dee read it himself in his usual deadpan manner.
yes!!!!!! yes!!!!! yes. and I have listened to it three times now, once with my son. I will certainly buy more of his book's. very funny.
I will go back to this one again, as its so funny, in such a deadpan way as only jack dee can express.
"If you get his humour you will get this"
I think a few people who have reviewed this book have found it droany and not that funny - personally that is what I liked about it! For me that IS the point of Jack Dee - he isn't outwardly laugh a minute funny - he is dry, sarcastic and witty. This book is dry and sarcastic. He tells his story exactly the way I was hoping he would and I really enjoyed it. He is monotone - again that is Jacks thing. He explains how he discovered that it is ok to be himself. To be a miserable git and that is what people find funny and that is exactly what I found. Expect that, want that and enjoy that and this book is for you. If you want jolly laughing and enjoyment get Alan Carr or Micheal MacIntyre - all three are great listens but have very different styles.
His fantasy of the disabling of a school friend.
"Couldn't believe it"
Excellent book by Dee. Slow to start, but hang in there, trust me, well worth it. I thought, I was a mad depressive who took years to fit into society. However, Jack Dee beats me hands down. He has the skill of making you laugh, while he tells his story of finding his calling in life. Brilliant thanks Dee
"I tried, but this is terrible"
Jacks Agent, maybe Jack himself...after that, i struggle to think who...
Only if i was thinking of ending my own life, or held by a middle east group who wanted to extract information from me, they would get it within 30 seconds in that case
Michael McIntyre, reading his own bio, that is the only way anyone would want to buy this, get Jack to forget it and just leave it to Michael. Really!
Disappointment, in buckets. At one point Jack starts to tell you about his desk at home, and the order of the plugs! For god sake. It was like a little briton sketch of the old lady writing a book, and to fill the 20,000 word she adds " we played on the swing, weee weeeweee weeeweee weeeweee weeeweee weee" just to fll the gaps...this book is that, but for real.
I like Jack Dee, but not this book
"Thanks for Nothing"
Very very funny, with Jacks droll dry wit, it will have you laughing out loud
"Jack Deer at his deadpan best"
I really enjoyed this book, so much that I have listened to it twice in fairly quick succession. He says a lot of things that we all feel, but don't dare to mention. I love his petty prejudices, and I must confess to agreeing with several of them, especially men who blow dry their hair! It is also nice to find someone who has had more crap jobs than I have!
"A brief history of Jack"
A good book well worth a listen. If you are looking for a laugh out loud book, then this possibly isn't for you, if you are looking for a very interesting book detailing Jacks early life and the hard work he put in to get to where he is today, then I strongly recommend it. I was a bit disappointed that Jacks character didn't really come out in the book, at times it seemed almost biographical as opposed to autobiographical, but having said that, I can recommend it as a good read/listen.
Great Book Funny Man. Great story of how he got to where he is today .
Boring boring boring, My advice to all is miss the first 12 chapters, totally boring. The next few are mildly interesting, then back to tedium again for a few chapters then the book finishes quite strongly. I was hoping that his life may have reflected the hilarious Jack we all see on stage...........No such luck.
"Wonderfully delivery of a worthwhile read"
I toyed with some heading such as “Comedy genius” but that misses the point. What I wanted to say is:
1) there has either been a great deal of work put into the formation of the script or Jack Dee is a poetic literary expert, but given that he earns his living through a medium other than literature/poetry I suspect it comes down to hard work;
2) if my grandmother - God rest her - had read me some of this text (instead of Jack) and ask me who the source was, I would like to think that I might guess Jack Dee (after less than 10 attempts). The phrases are so Jack Dee and so specifically crafted to reflect both what he is saying and also what he is consciously not saying but leaving to me to understand. Having Jack Dee read it just puts icing on the cake.
3) he makes us laugh and does this so often within this autobiography, so he must be a comedian. But his work is largely a reflection on life, and people and life, and people and people that I suspect somewhere we are laughing for reasons that go beyond simple comedic values.
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From start to finish the quality of the writing and reading and laughter is maintained and I was always left me wanting more and more. Well done (without exclamation marks). Now what I need to read is Jane’s autobiography ... any news on that anyone?