Thanks for Nothing

  • by Jack Dee
  • Narrated by Jack Dee
  • 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For the first time, comedian Jack Dee reveals the highs and lows of his early life and disastrous day jobs.You don't just wake up jaundiced and bitter; it's taken Jack years of dedication and commitment to brew his unique cocktail of disillusionment and bile. What turned this once optimistic young man into a grumpy middle-aged git? Was it working in an artificial-leg factory? Or delivering incontinence pads for the NHS? Or was it the time when he was shunned by his peers for daring to thrash a one-armed man at tennis?In this hilariously frank account of his life, Jack finally answers the question, 'So how did you get started in comedy then?' Along the way, he shares his blatantly unreasonable views on everything from personal trainers to boutique hotels, from the overrated moon landing to 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'.Once you've listened to this book, you'll never think of Jack Dee as a smiling, happy-go-lucky, friendly face again.

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What the Critics Say

"Another comic with a darker edge is Jack Dee. Thanks for Nothing is the only celebrity autobiography currently worth listening to, streets ahead of the rest.
He is the perfect reader of his own self-deprecating, deadpan style but his story, of hard work and soul-searching, is gentler and less cynical than you might guess: you end up seriously liking the man."
(Independent on Sunday)

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Thanks For Everything Jack

As a visuallly impaired persoon audio books are my preferred format and really helps one get into a good book.I really enjoyed this Jack Dee title and found it a most interesting listen, and which kept with a sense of humour, that we know Jack Dee has acclaimed to.It delivers his often straight but dry-cut awareness to the realities faced in his early life.
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- Shane

Different, but well worth it

This is one of those autobiographies that you have to persevere with, but it's all the more worthwhile for doing so. It doesn't follow any of the patterns you might expect and begins very much as a set of even drier and harder comments on life than you'd expect from his standup, but read in the same deadpan style. For the first few hours, there is precious little in the way of his life story. It's a much harder listen than say Frank Skinner or Chris Evans. But, little by little the picture emerges, snippets here and there and gradually, all the strands come together. Well worth it.
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- Michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-10-2009
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks