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

Nick Spalding
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the very first book from Nick Spalding, the bestselling author of the smash hit comedies Fat Chance & Love... From Both Sides.

Nick Spalding tried to write a book in 24 hours. Turns out that's impossible... it took 30!

Life... With No Breaks is a unique, hilarious and heartfelt look at the modern world we live in, told by a master story-teller with much to say - and only a weekend to say it in.

You'll laugh out loud reading Nick's odyssey of non-stop writing in a collection of anecdotes, asides and stories (admittedly featuring more fabrication and embellishment than a politician's expenses claim) - all dredged up from an over-stimulated brain functioning on caffeine, nicotine and the occasional chocolate biscuit.

The book is a conversation with you, and with Nick you'll venture into the thorny topics of love, life, sex, horribly timed bowel movements and a deathly fear of sponges (among many other things).

After you've read Life... With No Breaks, you may never look at the world the same way again!

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Reviews for Nick Spalding & Life... With No Breaks:

'Spalding made headlines last year when Amazon revealed he was one of their best selling authors, selling over 400,000 copies on Kindle. It was obviously only a matter of time before someone snapped him up.' The Daily Mail.

'Spalding is literally a comedy genius.' Chick Lit Reviews & News

'Nick Spalding managed to make me laugh until my sides hurt and I had tears running down my face.' Shaz's Book Boudoir Blog

'Absolutely hilarious.' Fabulous Magazine, The Sun

'Downright hilarious.' Closer Magazine

'A collection of anecdotes, adventures and confessions that reads as satisfyingly as a novel. It's paced, it's organised, it's witty, it's wise, it's from the hip... and it's put together with admirable word economy by a master storyteller with much to say and only a weekend to say it in.' - Neil Marr, editor in chief, BeWrite Books

'You have to admire any writer who can produce a book as hilarious as this in just over a day. B*st*rd!' - Stephen Leather, best selling author

The sequel - Life... On A High - is available now!

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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: 742 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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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,691 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 half 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: spaldings-racket.blogspot.co.uk



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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Sponge sorry Star Book 19 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth a read! 6 Mar. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Curiosity got the better of me about this book - written over a couple of days the author invites you into his house and offers you cookies and coffee. This book reminded me of many a pleasant evening I've spent with friends in the front room reminiscing over a bottle of wine on adolescence, mistakes made, disastrous relationships, bad decisions, regrets and impulse purchases!! As I sat on the bus reading this there were moments where I felt Nick was sitting next to me and including me in his late night thoughts, early morning philosophies and future wishes. This is not an earth shattering piece of writing, a piece of writing that makes you think about why we're all here and where we're going - this is a piece of cosy writing that people of a certain age connect with, smile with and I hope one day I bump into Nick in a bar and can buy him a pint and thank him for letting me share a couple of days with him and his coffee and cookies - please Nick, keep windows open though when smoking.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and hilarious! 28 Oct. 2011
Format:Paperback
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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boredom... With No Breaks 27 Dec. 2012
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There is a reason people don't write books like this. It was just a man waffling on about nothing. For half of the book he is just talking about how he is writing the book.
I would have been more mentally stimulated if I just sat on my own in a dark room and thought about wasps.
At one point while reading this book, I got distracted by an empty crisp packet next to me. I found myself reading the ingredients list and being far more gripped. At this point I realised I was procrastinating reading the book, and it dawned on me that as no-one was forcing me to read it, I could just stop. And stop I did. The relief was immense. I spent the rest of the day in front on the mirror watching my hair grow.
You have just had a more entertaining literary experience in reading my review than you will from reading this book. And my review is poorly written. If you're still thinking of getting this book, I encourage you to read a few more reviews, and I assure you, however bored you are reading them, multiply that by 50 and you may come close to the experience of 'Life... With No Breaks'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable 30 hours with Nick Spalding 28 April 2014
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In-your-face, down-to-earth honest humour 10 Jun. 2012
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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Published 8 days ago by cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I honestly didn't 'laugh out loud' once!
Published 12 days ago by Scarlet_Whiplash
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read!
I loved it. Laugh out loud funny in places. A good read if you want something different and easy going. I will defiantly be getting more books by Nick
Published 15 days ago by k a rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
A funny insight into the life and thoughts of the author. Nick makes you laugh out loud with tales from his youth. A fun easy read that will put a smile on your face. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mamabrom
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not as good as the love... series
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read
I don't care what the one-star reviewer said - I enjoyed this book immensely. It's quirky, honest, funny in places and you really do feel as if it's just you and Nick having a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tula
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
It was a good book but it took me a while to get into it
Published 1 month ago by Vanessa Mills
3.0 out of 5 stars This is a book with a completely different conception making it very...
I decided to read Nick Spalding’s new book whilst on holiday, after being bored into a stupor from all the romance books I downloaded and I was extremely happy to discover it and... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lizzy from My Little Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great read
Published 2 months ago by graham jones
4.0 out of 5 stars Life with no breaks
Different, but still good. I love Nicks honesty and humour. Keep it coming. Made my laugh until I ached. Thanks
Published 2 months ago by clare roberts
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