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Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is....

This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment – a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together. It is a story of his shameless extended clan of wayward uncles and singing nans and a gobby little knobhead at the heart of it all called Jason. Featuring rock-hard great granddads, doting grandparents, pub-crooning nanas, football-mad dads, pet-obsessed mums, more dodgy uncles than you can shake a stick at, failed exams, dead-end jobs, paper rounds, prostitutes, shocked priests, manslaughter, winning goals, sudden losses, replica shirts, chip-fat incidents, scary pubs, pet meat, fighting Gandhis, cancelled Christmases, Sir Oswald Mosley, flooded tents, call centres, circumcision, puppy love, friends for life, difficult girlfriends, gigs from hell, heart break and, finally, true love....

With his laugh-out-loud tales of coming of age, Jason shows he's a generous storyteller and as natural an observer as he is on stage.

©2011 Jason Manford (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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  • M
  • 12-10-15

What happened from ch26 to 27 .. ??

end of ch 26 talking about girl who he loved..
ch 27 suddenly starts about family on Xmas day in 2010 .. brief mention about walking out on a job seen by millions but no explanation? and that's it ???
nothing about getting back into comedy after dropping it for few years . the gigs getting bigger ???

couldn't wait to play with scalextric maybe LOL as he says

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  • Kerry
  • 04-01-14

Enjoyable Listen!

Would you consider the audio edition of Brung Up Proper to be better than the print version?

Yes because Jason Manford brings the story to life.

What other book might you compare Brung Up Proper to, and why?

This is the first audible book i've listened to.

What about Jason Manford’s performance did you like?

Very good and engaging throughout.

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

The touching part about his relationship with his first serious girlfriend was moving.

Any additional comments?

As a first book (and training for a marathon) this book kept me entertained and interested. It felt like i had a running partner telling me his life story.....a good listen!

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  • Shane
  • 04-07-13

download now

This book is brilliantly funny. Download now. Always like to know about someones life in more detail.



Gives you more insite into how he came to bw famous and the help he gained from peter kay.



What a nice bloke. Worth my download credit

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  • Mr Leandros Komninos
  • 02-27-13

Fantastic Listen

Well worth it, wasn't a massive fan before but am now. He shows a true skill in book writing, will be recommending it to all.

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  • 12-12-17

Fantastic listen. Loved Jason reading it out too. Definitely recommend it to any Jason Manford fans or any northerners!

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  • Louise
  • 10-13-17

Enjoyed this :)

A good listen and lots of funny moments. Though the ending seemed to jump from him being 19 to married with kids?

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  • Mr. A. J. Curran
  • 08-18-17

VERY Funny!!

One of the funniest comedians autobiographies I've ever read. Proper Northern ! Laugh out loud!

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  • Diane farrah
  • 08-01-17

a relateable read

i loved this book! a proper book that nearly everyone can relate to..from the upbringing through to his struggles...please please please jason write a follow up...

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  • J. B. Connor
  • 05-10-17

Brill

it's good to know quite a fewl families are nearly as crazy as mine! Thank you ... really enjoyed this book.

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  • Mr. Robin Mount
  • 04-05-17

Great autobiography.

Laugh out loud funny. A very open and honest book. I loved it, Shame it wasn't longer.

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  • C. Underwood
  • 05-01-15

loved it and laughed out loud often.


I'm with a lot of others in that it seemed very rushed toward the end.