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Thanks for Nothing | [Jack Dee]

Thanks for Nothing

For the first time, comedian Jack Dee reveals the highs and lows of his early life and disastrous day jobs. You don't just wake up jaundiced and bitter; it's taken Jack years of dedication and commitment to brew his unique cocktail of disillusionment and bile. What turned this once optimistic young man into a grumpy middle-aged git? Was it working in an artificial-leg factory?
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Publisher's Summary

For the first time, comedian Jack Dee reveals the highs and lows of his early life and disastrous day jobs.

You don't just wake up jaundiced and bitter; it's taken Jack years of dedication and commitment to brew his unique cocktail of disillusionment and bile. What turned this once optimistic young man into a grumpy middle-aged git? Was it working in an artificial-leg factory? Or delivering incontinence pads for the NHS? Or was it the time when he was shunned by his peers for daring to thrash a one-armed man at tennis?

In this hilariously frank account of his life, Jack finally answers the question, 'So how did you get started in comedy then?' Along the way, he shares his blatantly unreasonable views on everything from personal trainers to boutique hotels, from the overrated moon landing to 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'.

Once you've listened to this book, you'll never think of Jack Dee as a smiling, happy-go-lucky, friendly face again.

©2009 Jack Dee; (P)2009 Random House Audio

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  • Martin
    3/8/15
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    "kept me amused"

    kept me amused, much better than I was expecting having bored my self to sleep trying to listen to Stephen frys latest self indulgent offering.



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  • m
    3/6/15
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    "interesting and funny"

    the interesting bits aren't funny and the funny bits aren't interesting. I found this an felt conflicted book, sometimes just ranty, sometimes actually telling his story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. William Stringer
    2/18/15
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    "A fascinating and funny read"

    The book was excellent, filled with funny stories from Jacks road to fame delivered in his signature dry voice. Would highly recommend thanks jack!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Lockhart
    UK
    1/6/15
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    "Accurate review"

    Hey, it's Jack Dee talking what more do you need? Apparently I've got to use an exact amount of words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bella
    Rochford, United Kingdom
    8/27/14
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    "Brilliantly funny"
    What did you like most about Thanks for Nothing?

    Jack Dee's observations of himself and other characters and situations he describes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Dee


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laughed out loud throughout the book


    Any additional comments?

    now searching for more Jack Dee books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liam
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    3/12/14
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    "Jack Dee is FUNNY!"
    Where does Thanks for Nothing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely top 10. Top 5 of my fave comedy books!


    What other book might you compare Thanks for Nothing to, and why?

    Maybe Lee Evans, but Dee's is much funnier


    What does Jack Dee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    His own take and how he tells the story. That's why he's so funny.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What happened to Jack.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trebor
    Huntingdon, United Kingdom
    1/15/14
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    "Great Stuff"

    This was really interesting. Well read in his inimitable voice. Laughed out loud a lot while listening in the car. Worth buying. Glad to say it wasn't all 'Showbiz" stuff but about his life up to his first success. Hope there will be a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Tadcaster, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Perfect listen"
    If you could sum up Thanks for Nothing in three words, what would they be?

    Jack Dee's miserable


    What did you like best about this story?

    I find Jack's narration fantastic, it is his normal dry miserable best. Jack's Story is exactly as you would imagine it to be with him generally disliking life and everyone else in it.


    What does Jack Dee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    If you read the book you would always be imagining him reading it, so why not just listen to him read it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it filled a long car journey happily.


    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't recommend it more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    11/15/13
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    "a must listen."
    What made the experience of listening to Thanks for Nothing the most enjoyable?

    that jack dee read it himself in his usual deadpan manner.


    What other book might you compare Thanks for Nothing to, and why?

    can't compare,


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    I will go back to this one again, as its so funny, in such a deadpan way as only jack dee can express.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K. Bailey
    United Kingdom
    9/26/13
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    "If you get his humour you will get this"
    Would you listen to Thanks for Nothing again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dryness


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    His fantasy of the disabling of a school friend.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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