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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-18

pure class

first 5 hours are the best I have listened to... you have to buy this book amazing really is

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  • MR J.
  • 09-20-18

Interesting but now outdated

Well written and narrated, although lacking some of the subtlety of his actual standup, but the biggest downside is reading it 7 years on from its authoring - the guy is now divorced and remarried, so a lot of the family sentiment feels a bit hollow. Can’t really blame the book, he’s not a psychic, but worth noting all the same.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-15-18

good

loved it not at all boring it's a audio book to listen to time a time again

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  • Craig S.
  • 07-05-18

Great audiobook

Great to hear about how Jason Mangoes was brung up by the man himself. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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  • Scott
  • 07-04-18

I like Jase so I was always going to give it 5

Funny, emotional and real life.

Check out his podcast every Sunday. Hashtag funny man in your ear

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  • collijm
  • 06-22-18

Realistic & funny

Loved the book a realisum of northern life and family love. Found myself with an aching stomach laughing so much.

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  • john dickson
  • 05-14-18

Excellent quality very funny

Loved the fact that it true to life and well listening to again very funny
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  • C&J.A18
  • 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.