Thanks For Nothing

Thanks For Nothing

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In this hilariously frank account of his life, Jack Dee finally reveals what turned a once optimistic young man into this grumpy middle-aged git. It's a journey that takes him from a first gig as a ventriloquist's dummy, to working in an artificial leg factory and delivering incontinence pads for the NHS, before he finally ends up on stage at the Comedy Store. Along the way, Jack shares his laugh-out-loud views on everything from the 'overrated moon landing' to boutique hotels, personal trainers and 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'. Outrageous, absurd, and full of surprises, this is Jack Dee at his funniest.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 30mm | 240.4g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • plate section
  • 0552775258
  • 9780552775250
  • 177,230

About 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 numerous TV dramas and on the West End stage. 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 was nominated for a British Comedy Award in 2007 and a RTS Award in 2008. He makes frequent TV appearances, including hosting BBC 1's Have I Got News For You. Autumn 2010 will see him in new series of both Lead Balloon and Shooting Stars. Radio includes regular team appearances on News Quiz, Just A Minute and as chairman for I'm Sorry I Haven't Got A Clue.show more

Review quote

"A brilliant book. So funny. It's my bible" -- Paul O'Grady Paul O'Grady Show "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 "Lots of great jokes" -- John O'Farrell Daily Mirrorshow more

Review Text

"Painfully funny and moving"show more

Back cover copy

Would the real Jack stand up? In this hilariously frank account of his life, Jack Dee finally reveals what turned a once optimistic young man into this grumpy middle-aged git.It's a side-splitting journey that takes him from a first gig as a ventriloquist's dummy, to working in an artificial leg factory and delivering incontinence pads for the NHS, before he finally ends up on stage at the Comedy Store.Along the way, Jack shares his laugh-out-loud views on everything from the 'overrated moon landing' to boutique hotels, personal trainers and 'people who hold their cutlery the wrong way'. Outrageous, absurd, and full of surprises, this is Jack Dee at his funniest.show more

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610 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 19% (115)
4 39% (235)
3 32% (195)
2 9% (52)
1 2% (13)
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