- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition, First Impression edition (22 Oct. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385615485
- ISBN-13: 978-0385615488
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 426,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
Dee takes us through a myriad of temporary jobs which he drifted in and out of before deciding to plump for a career in stand up comedy. I particularly loved the chapter about his time as a dispatch driver and his boss's wooden leg, which I defy anyone not to laugh out loud whilst reading. Overall, it's a great book, a perfect length, poignant and very funny indeed. I can't wait until the second volume is published, which it undoubtedly will be in a few years...
Peter 'the greeter'
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as funny as he is when you see him. And the book seems to stop just as he is about to 'make it' which is when I thought it would become more interesting.Published 2 months ago by RDM
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 4 months ago by Amazon Customer