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Publisher's Summary

From 2011 up until his death at the end of 2016, the inimitable AA Gill reigned supreme as Uncle Dysfunctional, Esquire's resident advice columnist. In this raffish, hilarious, scathing yet often surprisingly humane collection, Gill applies his unmatched wit to the largest and smallest issues of our time. Whether you're struggling to satisfy your other half, having a crisis over your baldness, don't like your daughter's boyfriend or need the definitive rules on shorts, leather jackets and man-bags, AA Gill has all the answers - but you'd better brace yourself first.

©2017 AA Gill (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Uncle Dysfunctional is worldly, all-knowing utterly hilarious and absolutely the last fucking person I'd go to for advice about anything." (Giles Coren)
"Read, wince...laugh until you rupture yourself." (Will Self)
"Gill is a wit and a charmer. Even when he's wrong, he's superbly full of himself." (Lynn Barber)
"He was the best writer. Nobody even came close." (India Knight)
"He never once produced a boring sentence or a phrase that did not shine." (John Witherow)

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  • Tom
  • 11-16-17

Finally the advice we've all been looking for!

I dived into this having never heard of Uncle Dysfunctional and after listening to it I am now a huge fan! His advice is at times ridiculous and at others brutally honest, but always hilarious! This paired with the voice and comedic timing of Alexander Armstrong is brought to life perfectly. Each letter of advice is self-contained but they are smartly assembled together to add more wit, a slight narrative, and even a thought provoking ending. All in all a lighthearted good laugh!

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  • Mark
  • 07-27-17

Hilarious

Totally brilliant in every respect. Intelligent, witty and superbly read. Loved every word and only wish there could be more.

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  • MR
  • 07-08-17

superb.

i loved this book. easily offended? don't get it. typical boyish hilariousness. all in all a true gem. my favourite book so far.

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  • Dave
  • 07-22-17

Bredrin dis book mek mi ears LOL

Dis book mek mi ears laugh bwoy. Dat Alexander Armstrong is a king and on the delivery. Laugh so hard bwoy mi spit out mi rice and peas.
For the purists : Wickedly laugh out loud funny that'll make those ears weep with laughter - brilliant.
File under : My First Review

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  • Anon
  • 04-04-18

Quirky, funny little time filler.

A good, funny little time filler whether your at the airport, waiting at the train station or on your daily commute.
Outstanding narration by A. Armstrong, very emotive and full of it.

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  • Marcus
  • 12-29-17

My Favourite Uncle

Laugh out loud funny. I caught myself guffawing out loud at the gym in the middle of a particularly gruelling spiny on the cross trainer! I almost fell off

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  • Colin
  • 12-27-17

Absolute Gold-Dust

This book is a gem, and has that rare quality of standing up to repeated listening.

AA Gill's Agony Uncle dispenses his unique mixture of insight, opinions and wit with such panache that you will be laughing out loud.

But it's not all risque humour and bluntness; for some of the problems sent in he comes up with realistic and workable, if a bit left field, solutions.

The uncle you always wished you'd had when growing up. Masterfully read by Alexander Armstrong. Highly recommended...

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  • Jane
  • 12-18-17

Excellent!

Beautifully read by Alexander Armstrong, this book has me in stitches. AA Gill's writing is exquisite. I listened to it once and immediately started again. A real find and thoroughly recommended.

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  • Mr
  • 10-28-17

Side splitting funny, I had never heard of Uncle

Armstrong delivers a masterpiece. Really recommend it. Very funny from start to finish. Boom boom boom

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  • Fryer Ceramics
  • 08-29-17

I loved this

What did you like most about Uncle Dysfunctional?

This book made me laugh. It is read brilliantly. I finished it and then started listening to it all over again.

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