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Thanks for Nothing by Jack Dee
  

Thanks for Nothing

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Well if you ever wondered where the dry, grumpy, sarcastic attitude came from then read this book as all is revealed. Jack Dee has written an incredibly funny autobiography with an abundance of eye-watering anecdotes and stories of the jobs he had before he made it on the comedy circuit, this will have you crying with laughter, well it did us!

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Thanks for Nothing by Jack Dee

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, via the overrated moon landing and 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'. Once you've read this book, you'll never think of Jack Dee as a smiling, happy-go-lucky, friendly face again.

About the Author

Jack Dee

Writer, stand-up comedian and actor, Jack Dee is famous for his sardonic, dead-pan style. Winner of three British Comedy Awards and nominated for the Best Entertainment Performer Bafta in 2005, his first big break came with a Perrier nomination in 1991. He has since had his own comedy shows on Channel 4, ITV and BBC1, performed in TV dramas such as ‘The Grimleys’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘Dalziel & Pascoe’, ‘Jonathan Creek’ and ‘Tunnel of Love’, and on the West End stage in Yasmin Reza’s ‘Art’. Jack also co-hosted BBC 1's 'Comic Aid' in 2005 and has written and starred in his own BBC 2 award-winning series 'Lead Balloon' since 2006. The hit comedy show has been nominated for a British Comedy Award in 2007 and a RTS Award in 2008. He makes frequent appearances as a host of BBC 1's 'Have I Got News For You' and as a guest on 'Friday Night With Jonathan Ross'. Radio includes regular team appearances on 'News Quiz', 'Just A Minute' and 'I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue' and he will be one of 3 rotating chairman for the latter from June 2009. Jack has also toured extensively throughout theUK,playing to well over 500,000 people since 1990 and has released 5 bestselling stand-up DVDs.

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Publication date

22nd October 2009

Author

Jack Dee

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books for the Boys
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Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Humour

ISBN

9780385615488

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