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Thanks for the Money Audiobook

Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be

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Publisher's Summary

From actor and comedian Joel McHale comes the most important celebrity-penned book of this - or any - generation: Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.

Part shocking tell-all memoir, part aspirational how-to guide, and mostly all book, this one-of-a-kind tome is required listening for anyone who enjoys Hollywood gossip and get-rich-gradually tips.

Joel McHale pulls back the curtain on his personal journey to stardom! Here, for the first time, Joel reveals all that has molded him into the acclaimed comic actor he is today: a love of performance, a series of boyhood head injuries, and, most importantly, a passion for financial compensation and free shoes.

It's all here: Joel's career trials and tribulations, his criminal trials and tribulations, and an honest, unflinching list of all the people he's been paid money to make out with on camera.

But the book does not stop there! Because if you want wealth, fame, and cost-free footwear, Joel will share every vital tip he has learned: an insanely low-carb diet plan, how to escape from a certain pseudoreligious celebrity cult, and more!

How can you unlock the power of the Joel McHale who lurks inside? What happened when Joel fought his Community costar Chevy Chase? And hey, while we're at it, what's up with Joel's hair - really? All will be revealed within the minutes of Thanks for the Money.

Buy now, and receive - as a special bonus - an email receipt that details your purchase!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Joel McHale (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    Amazon Customer 11-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Joel McHale Knocks It Out of the Park!"

    Thanks for the Money is a fun and highly entertaining book to listen to. Joel reads his words with depth, confidence, and bitting sarcasm. Five and half hours of memoir and jokes, it provided exactly the type of unexpected comedy I had expected. For those expecting a serious memoir that starts at childhood and ends with success, please know that this book is focused on making fun of that format. Only bummer is on Audible and not Joel McHale- Audible customer's are not provided with the PDF that is mentioned throughout the book. I also wonder if this is a joke on the listener and that there was never a PDF to begin with- It'd make sense when half of what is said in this book is often a punchline. I recommend this to any fan of Community, The Soup, or Joel McHale's awesome sense of humor.

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    Jason Reed 11-19-16
    Jason Reed 11-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Annoyingly Unfunny!"

    I wouldn't call myself a Joel McHale fan, exactly, but I do find him funny and I enjoy his acting. That being said I found this book to be extremely unfunny and obnoxious.
    He's like a high school kid that is trying too hard to be funny but you just end up rolling your eyes and feeling sorry for him.
    I expected this book to be a bit more informative but instead I found it hard to follow. I wasnt sure when he was being serious so I couldnt figure out if what he was saying was true or just a joke.
    I get that you're a comedian, Joel, but please settle down just enough to give us some interesting information about your life and about your story.
    Its like in Hollywood Squares when the actor in the square gives you a joke answer first and then the real answer, except, I never know when he is being serious.
    Don't get me wrong, i cracked a smile and chuckled a few times but thats about it.

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    WhosYourChubby Rancho Cordova, CA. USA 11-19-16
    WhosYourChubby Rancho Cordova, CA. USA 11-19-16 Member Since 2016

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    "No Real Focus."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would have it be more about his life and not so all over the place.


    Has Thanks for the Money turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Maybe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When his brother fell out of the bed.


    Could you see Thanks for the Money being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No!


    Any additional comments?

    The book does not know what it wants to be. A joke book, a biography or a "How To" spoof. It's needs to pick one and stick with it. I like Joel and think he will go down as one of the funniest guys around, but this book is just to out there and hard to pay attention to because he has no real flow.

    I found myself drifting in and out of thought and not really hearing the book, It just does not grab you like a book should and keep you interested. You will find you have drifted off into making a shopping list or what needs to be done in the garage this weekend. Not good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    The Pupae PHX, AZ 11-11-16
    The Pupae PHX, AZ 11-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "I love you, Joel."

    This book is absolutely hilarious and pretty much what I expected. I'm a huge fan of Community so I was looking forward to listening to this.

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    Trina 11-06-16
    Trina 11-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best narration of a comedy book"

    I loved the book. The tone, the pacing, and the epilogue. McHale outdid himself. Very pleasant, funny, and enjoyable.

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    Benjamin J. Handelman Los Angeles, CA USA 11-03-16
    Benjamin J. Handelman Los Angeles, CA USA 11-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Best celebrity memoir ever"
    Where does Thanks for the Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the funniest audiobook I have listened to.


    Have you listened to any of Joel McHale’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    While this is the first audiobook of his I have listened to, it compares favorably with his comedy shows.


    Any additional comments?

    Joel takes a lot of effort to make the audiobook unique. You don't just get a rote reading of the book, but various audio guests, audio specific jokes, and Joel describing all of the images you are missing out on in detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Franco Cavazos edinburg , texas 11-02-16
    Franco Cavazos edinburg , texas 11-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "good book"

    good book to read of you're a community fan. better book to listen to if you're a soup fan.

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    ahbuhjee Saint Petersburg, fl USA 11-01-16
    ahbuhjee Saint Petersburg, fl USA 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "More Joel McHale - but PDF is missing"
    What didn’t you like about Joel McHale’s performance?

    The author and voice performer refer to an accompanying PDF quite often and the audible people say there is no accompanying PDF for this book. I don't know if I missed the joke, but its frustrating to go look for it, and not find it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rob 11-06-16
    Rob 11-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but ...."
    Would you listen to Thanks for the Money again? Why?

    50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF


    What does Joel McHale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF


    Any additional comments?

    50 mins in and it's talking about a PDF but audible didn't include a PDF

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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