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Brung Up Proper Audiobook

Brung Up Proper: My Autobiography

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Publisher's Summary

Jason Manford is firmly established as one of the country's favourite stand-ups and is up there with the best northern comedy legends. His career began one night in a pub in Chorlton when a comedian didn't arrive for his set and Jason, the 17-year-old glass collector stepped in to fill the gap. From that point on he's never looked back, until now that is....

This is the story in his own words of everything that lead up to that fateful moment - a colourful tale of growing up with lots of family and not enough money, of getting by and sticking together. It is a story of his shameless extended clan of wayward uncles and singing nans and a gobby little knobhead at the heart of it all called Jason. Featuring rock-hard great granddads, doting grandparents, pub-crooning nanas, football-mad dads, pet-obsessed mums, more dodgy uncles than you can shake a stick at, failed exams, dead-end jobs, paper rounds, prostitutes, shocked priests, manslaughter, winning goals, sudden losses, replica shirts, chip-fat incidents, scary pubs, pet meat, fighting Gandhis, cancelled Christmases, Sir Oswald Mosley, flooded tents, call centres, circumcision, puppy love, friends for life, difficult girlfriends, gigs from hell, heart break and, finally, true love....

With his laugh-out-loud tales of coming of age, Jason shows he's a generous storyteller and as natural an observer as he is on stage.

©2011 Jason Manford (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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    M 10/12/2015
    M 10/12/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "What happened from ch26 to 27 .. ??"

    end of ch 26 talking about girl who he loved..
    ch 27 suddenly starts about family on Xmas day in 2010 .. brief mention about walking out on a job seen by millions but no explanation? and that's it ???
    nothing about getting back into comedy after dropping it for few years . the gigs getting bigger ???

    couldn't wait to play with scalextric maybe LOL as he says

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom 01/04/2014
    Kerry Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom 01/04/2014
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    "Enjoyable Listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brung Up Proper to be better than the print version?

    Yes because Jason Manford brings the story to life.


    What other book might you compare Brung Up Proper to, and why?

    This is the first audible book i've listened to.


    What about Jason Manford’s performance did you like?

    Very good and engaging throughout.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The touching part about his relationship with his first serious girlfriend was moving.


    Any additional comments?

    As a first book (and training for a marathon) this book kept me entertained and interested. It felt like i had a running partner telling me his life story.....a good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shane pontefract, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Shane pontefract, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "download now"

    This book is brilliantly funny. Download now. Always like to know about someones life in more detail.



    Gives you more insite into how he came to bw famous and the help he gained from peter kay.



    What a nice bloke. Worth my download credit

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Leandros Komninos Craven Arms, Shropshire 27/02/2013
    Mr Leandros Komninos Craven Arms, Shropshire 27/02/2013
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    "Fantastic Listen"

    Well worth it, wasn't a massive fan before but am now. He shows a true skill in book writing, will be recommending it to all.

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    Andrew Agoston-Jones 18/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Nostalgia but sudden ending"

    The story is great, all about his childhood, but much like John bishops it seems to just stop as you get into the juicy bits of his current life. I imagine so he can release another book. It's a good read though and worth getting

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    stuart 13/06/2016
    stuart 13/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Hilarious"

    Didn't know he was that funny!! great stories made even greater by being read by himself.

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    Miss Hannah E Wells 14/05/2016
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    "Easy, fun listening!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this autobiography, really brought to life some of Jason's stand up sets. Just wish it had gone on longer it just seemed to suddenly stop at a certain age. I presume he wants to save some for the next book.

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    M. Ashurst 10/03/2016
    M. Ashurst 10/03/2016
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    "Proper loved it!"

    Probably one of the funniest books I've had. made even better by Jason's narration. I made the mistake of listening to this in my car and garnered many strange looks as I laughed like a drain. Brilliant!

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    Joanne Beevers 02/03/2016
    Joanne Beevers 02/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny!!"

    Awesome book!! Laughed out-loud a lot. He has a great way of writing and the fact that Jason reads it makes it even more entertaining.

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    Alex 28/02/2016
    Alex 28/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "good listen but weird ending"

    really good story and loved his voice when reading. only issue is it seemed to jump 10 years in the last chapter.

    if you like similar then would suggest Kevin Bridges!

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