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Life... With No Breaks: A Laugh Out Loud Comedy Memoir Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Nick Spalding is an author who, try as he might, can't seem to write anything serious. He's worked in the communications industry his entire life, mainly in media and marketing. As talking rubbish for a living can get tiresome (for anyone other than a politician), he thought he'd have a crack at writing comedy fiction - with an agreeable level of success so far, it has to be said. Nick lives in the South of England with his fiancée. He is approaching his forties with the kind of dread usually associated with a trip to the gallows, suffers from the occasional bout of insomnia, and still thinks Batman is cool.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 744 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Notting Hill Press; 4 edition (8 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ICWJ4C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 447 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nick Spalding is an author who, try as he might, can't seem to write anything serious.

Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in the communications industry, mainly in media and marketing. As talking rubbish for a living can get tiresome (for anyone other than a politician), he thought he'd have a crack at writing comedy fiction - with a very agreeable level of success so far, it has to be said. Nick has now sold over three quarters of a million books, and still can't quite believe his luck.

Nick lives in the South of England with his fiancée. He recently had to turn 40 - and is rather annoyed at the universe because it gave him no choice in the matter; he also suffers from the occasional bout of insomnia, is addicted to Thai food, and still thinks Batman is cool.

Nick's Twitter Feed: @NickSpalding
Nick's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/spaldingauthor
Nick's website & blog: www.nickspalding.com



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I decided to read this book whilst feeling down. This was one of the best ideas ever. Totally loved the book. Nick made me feel as if I was actually sitting on that chair in his house stuffing my face with his cookies and coffee. To say it made me laugh was an understatement. This is a book I will read again and again and possibly again. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks for cheering me up Nick.
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Life with no breaks has to be one of the funniest books I've read in years. From start to finish I found myself laughing out loud at Spaldings's escapades, stange phobias (sponges!) and observations. There were so many entertaining stories, too many to list here, although the embarrasing university story is worth a mention.
I loved how the book was written in one sitting; it made me feel part of the author's journey through his thoughts and reminiscences. And I felt almost priviledged to be included in some of the more personal and private confessions. I had attempted to read this all in one go as a nod to Spalding's mammoth writing session - but I didn't have his stamina (or coffee!).
A brilliant, hilarious book, well worth a read. Spalding has a real talent for drawing you in and leaving you wanting more. I shall definately be reading more by this fantastic author.
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I decided to read this book after watching a documentary about Amazon. It highlighted Nick's amazing sales of his first book. I thought I would check this out for myself. What's even more remarkable is how quickly he wrote it. Not months or even weeks, but in hours. I can appreciate what an achievement this is. I've just taken a year and a half to write my first book. He puts me to shame. Even more frustating is how good it is.

It's a unique book. Nick makes you feel like you are actually sitting there with him. He's an excellent host, keeps you well fed and watered. His tales are both amusing and serious. He doesn't pull any punches, tells it how it is. You might not agree with all his views, but you've got to respect his honesty.

It's a funny read, but also makes some salient points. Time is a constant reminder to him. He has a deadline to meet. We are all dictated by our timepieces, which is the point he is making. Time never changes, but what you do with it does. Take the time to read this book and you'll emerge with a different outlook. He's proved you can do more than you think with the time you have. He's certainly inspired me to write my next book a lot quicker. It won't be completed in a few hours, but I will finish it in months rather than years.

I enjoyed the company of Nick and so will you. It's time well spent. An excellent summer read. Treat yourself.
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Middle aged man writing inanely about his view of life, coloured with stories from his own life. Reels you in early on with the one "laugh out loud" story from his student days - but from there on in it's downhill. Think Jack Dee without being amusing. (Jack Dee I like!) "Pearls of wisdom" like advice to take one day off every 3 months pretending to be sick and to do only what you absolutely have to at work. Got 40% of the way through and packed it in.
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The author that can't seem to write anything serious is, seriously, up my street. He writes in a similar style to myself (under my pseudonym Pearl Barley) and it's completely from the heart. How he managed to get so much written, and so well, in 30 hours is commendable. So I settled in for a cozy read and laughed often as I related to his prose...and I'm female. I could say this was a book written by a male for males but that would be limiting and innacurate. Humour is humour after all and Mr Spalding's style appeals to anyone who is able to picture what he writes about. He simply tells it like it is. And I loved the conversational element whereby he interacts with me, the reader, as if we're best mates already; like we've already met. I had this book on my Kindle for a good six months before I got around to it and I'm glad I've read it now and wish I'd read it long before, and I'm delighted that there are other books to follow in which I can get a further insight into Mr Spalding's quirky life, and when you get a review from the likes of Stephen Leather (different genre but one of the UK's most impressive and successful writers) which I noted he had, you know the only way is up!

This book is very entertaining, raw, in-your-face and down-to-earth honest humour.
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I read loads of reports about this on the Kjndle forum so I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't really know what to expect. A guy at the keyboard in one sitting. Surely it would be a bit random. Yep, but great with it. We end up with an autobiography covering the highs, lows and humorous points in a great little package. Some parts were genuinely moving. Others provoked the "let me just read you this" response. All of it was readable.
A minor warning: some of the material is adult in nature; be careful where you read it :)
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Ever wanted to delve into the mind of a writer? Well if you can't have that, you can always spend 24 hours with Nick Spalding! Haha!

Nick generously offers the reader coffee and cookies as he winds his way through the tales and tribulations of his life so far. The conversational nature of the book makes this easy to read and I found myself nodding along in agreement with Nick (before realising I looked like a complete nut job!)
To me this book is absolutely worth all 5 shiny gold stars - it makes you laugh, it makes you think and best of all it made an 8 hour delay in the airport almost enjoyable!
Nice on Nick!!
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