Thanks For Nothing Hardcover – 22 Oct 2009
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A brilliant book. It's my bible. (Paul O'Grady)
This is just as funny and grumpy as the great man himself, which is probably because he actually wrote it. (Heat)
Painfully funny and moving. (Mail on Sunday)
Deadpan humour at its most brilliant. (Woman & Home)
Nice short chapters, lots of great jokes. (John O'Farrell, Daily Mirror)
Jack Dee reveals how he became quite such a miserable git and a stand up comedian, sharing his many frustrations and deep-rooted disappointments with life along the way.See all Product Description
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If however you are someone born in the 60's who has grown fed up with the worrying and frankly downright annoying mess we call life then step right up your ride is here.
Dee delivers an endless tirade on everything from the tedium of sport to the modern man and his ladylike pampering to his own childhood fantasies. In truth he tells very little of his own personal history as he always ends up wandering off on a tangent about some subject or other that gets his goat. Thats not to say he has no personal stories worth sharing. There are some great personal tales, such as the cringe worthy assault launched on an innocent hotel toilet or his hapless one and only attempt at employing a personal trainer, but he is really using this as a chance to rage against the world and life in general.
The endless tirade would soon descend into dull and repetitive were it not for his potty imagination, the fact that so much of what he says is just so true and that he has a disarming ability for honesty that shows him warts and all but makes this all the better for it.
The different stories move along at enough of a pace to keep you interested but linger long enough to give some insight and depth.
This was never going to be the in-depth self analysis of Clive James autobiographies or the show biz revelations that are so popular nowadays. This does however have a certain charm and as the chapters go by it becomes very easy to settle in to this and go for 'just one more chapter'.Read more ›
So I had great hopes for this book, I thought along the lines of Peter Kaye.
Unfortunately I found this book heavy going and found it a bit of a chore to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very funny and includes a good insight to what he's done in the past and the moments which have made him the comic he is now, funny annecdotesPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It was written very well and it made me laugh. He was very honest and it is written in such a way you could imagine him telling it personallyPublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
Wonderfully funny just like you are listening to Jack talking.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer