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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 PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Joel McHale (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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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!

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If you like Joel McHale...

If you enjoyed the kinds of jokes made on the Soup about celebrities being vain and Joel McHale being a smug alcoholic, you will enjoy this. Listening to him read the book enhanced the experience.

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Thanks for the Money

All I can say is "hysterical". Buying this book on Audible instead of just reading it was a great decision!

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  • Steph
  • Terre Haute, IN USA
  • 03-23-17

Laughed out loud

Loved it. I listen to audio books while I walk to work. This time I scared people as I giggled randomly.

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Joel is awesome

This is a book "written" by a guy who by no means takes being a celebrity too seriously and I am thankful for it. This was a great book and I only hope his Avenger style promise of Joel McHale will return comes true, hopefully with more Chevy Chase stories.

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  • cj
  • Alaska
  • 10-04-17

Thanks For The Laughs

This book has had me laughing so hard! The story is not only humorous and witty but Joel has witty a way with words and brings to life this fabled not fiction, fiction (read the book, listen to the book) in a way that will have you crying and gasping for breath. If you die from laughter whilst reading said book just remember, you already bought it so again he would say “Thanks for the Money” and of course morning said event with a picture of you with your book on Twitter saying “I’m glad that my book could bring them such joy!” (HAHA)
Seriously, this is a great book and the way Joel tells it makes it all the better!

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  • KS
  • 09-10-17

Hilarious!

Actually really funny! Laughed out loud more then once. I'm a mail carrier, so it provided a few hours of entertainment.
It would be great if Joel did a podcast!

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Such a fantastic book

I didn't expect to love this book so much but I did. It was heartwarming, honest, witty, and hilarious. But most importantly it had some really honest parts that brought the book to life. And the fact that he voiced it himself made it even better. Listen to it!!

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Best comedian book so far

I had no idea who he was until community but as soon as I watched the first episode I was hooked. This is my favorite book by a comedian so far. Great story filled with things I didn't know and it's always great to hear about the dirt from shows you've watched

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Hilarious

This book had me laughing out loud. It was a great easy listen, perfect for road trips or boring commutes! As a fan of joel mchale before this book, I am even more so now.