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David Jason: My Life by [Jason, David]
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"As good as it gets ... so much on every page ... a great, great book." (Chris Evans)

"It's a romp of a chronicle, a life according to Del Boy, the ultimate cheeky chappy." (Daily Telegraph)

"Jason's account of his 'busy and fulfilling life' is as genuinely genial as the man himself ... his hugely likeable memoirs reveal he's had the last laugh." (Daily Mail - Book of the Week)

"The book is terrific." (Richard Bacon)

"How the son of a market porter gave up a career as an electrician to become one of Britain's most successful and best loved actors ... the long awaited story..." (Independent)

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The long-awaited autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved actors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 17744 KB
  • Print Length: 404 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1780891407
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00COMWJD8
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,778 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,148 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I couldn't wait to read this book as I have been such a big fan of David Jason for many years. His longevity in the business is testament to the fact that this man gives everything to his various roles and this also comes across in the book. It is a very enjoyable and satisfying read and I found out things that no interview has ever covered. It is such a warm and good humoured book. He comes across as a really humble and "ordinary" guy but has so many interesting and funny stories to tell. Could highly recommend this fantastic auto-biography.
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There rae not many real dramas or major events in his early life, so in the beginning the story is a bit slow. However, later on you gain the best idea yet of life as a jobbing actor and his realtions with those he mot on the way up. as the junior partner he loses some of his best gags to the bigger star such as working with Terry Scott, but later they worked together on Dangermouse and left old feelings behind. The passing pictures of the stars of the years we grew up, Dick Emery for example, are very endearing even if you suspect there could be a dark side, five marriages and a taste for showgirls. His unfortunate experiences on a tour promoted by Derk Nimmo is something all of us feel at some time when there is bad feeling and you just want it to finish. The most touching is his affection for Ronnie Barker. Although he might often remind him he was just the 'feed' he clearly feels a debt to him for parts that came his way and, particularly on TV, led him to the great comedy roles. The death of his girlfriend from cancer is very touching, as is new beginning with his future wife and his becoming parents relatively late in life for both of them. The book once he enters the world of professional acting and the daft roles he had play is a good read. There is a really good story of filming a tea commercial with a giant sugar lump in pre-digital days. There are not many belly laughs, just an aimiable walk down memory lane.
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I'm old enough to have been a rapt watcher of Do Not Adjust Your Set as a kid so got to know the name David Jason from then, watching him reappear in later years to become perhaps the biggest UK TV 'star'. There are no great revelations or surprises in his story but he does have a very light readable style, often very funny. It seems unlikely that an actor can become famous without being made cynical by conflicts and confrontations but DJ seems to have managed to stay 'grounded', as they say, pushing on through the inevitable setbacks and turmoils while still seeming the sort if bloke who would be a right laugh down the pub. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
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This was one of the most interesting & enjoyable auto-biographies that I have read for a long time.

David Jason is pretty much the chap next door, always has been & I suspect that he always will be. This is a light-hearted trip through his life which is amusing, easy to read and entertaining. He gives credit where credit is due and avoids any malicious & nasty comments about anyone. Criticism of other people is mild & usually followed up later with a positive comment. David Jason manages to keep his private life relatively private but without leaving the reader feeling excluded or as if they are missing out. I also liked the fact that he was quite prepared to be self critical as required.

I have read celebrity auto-biographies in the past and been left with the feeling that I would never want to meet that person. I left this book feeling as if I would quite like to meet this person but with a weather eye out for a practical joke! The David Jason you see on TV is the chap in the book & I have no doubt the chap in real life. Although his life isn't full of amazing and stunning experiences it is interesting. His early years in amateur dramatics and training as an electrician were interesting as well as amusing. This is a book which I would quite happily recommend to anyone & indeed have already done so!
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Been a fan of DJ for years since Open All Hours and he is one of those rare actors who you can nor realise is the same person who played a previous part in a different context. The book is entertaining, captivating and a really good read which I kept finding in my hands before I realised I had picked it up again to continue reading.
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I grew up in the 90s watching Sir David in OFAH and then later as Pop Larkin and DI Frost. I have always loved everything that I have seen him in. He is a wonderful man and I was really grateful to him that he shared his life we with us considering what a private man he is. I would recommend this book to any Sir David Jason fan. A really great read about a genuinely funny, loving caring man.
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I don't read many autobiographies, but as I loved 'Only fools and horses' and 'Frost', I couldn't resist. I'm glad I did as I my imagination could hear David Jason talking. It is funny and download to earth, in places he seems to be talking to you directly and throughout he comes across as a lovable person who helped others, just liked he had help from others.
Well written.
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The book is a good read.
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