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Brung Up Proper: My Autobiography

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.
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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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    Kerry Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom 01/04/2014
    Kerry Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom 01/04/2014 Member Since 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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alex livingston, scotland 10/10/2013
    Alex livingston, scotland 10/10/2013

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    "Well read but dull dull dull."
    Would you try another book written by Jason Manford or narrated by Jason Manford?

    Probably not.


    What was most disappointing about Jason Manford’s story?

    The lack of storytime given to his comedy rise which at the end of the day is what interests us, not how poor he was in the 80s. His growing up story was not interesting and if anything made me dislike someone who id thought previously was interesting.

    He mentioned his twitter indiscretion with one 15 second spiel, this doesnt really cut it. If your going to be brave and mention it in a book that people have invested in as an honest autobiography then you have to tackle the issue. I had briefly heard of this incident on the media when it occured and when i bought this book thought i would hear the truth, instead it is still hidden which really draws its own conclusions as a reader.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissapointment.


    Any additional comments?

    The best part is when Jason describes his first seeing a major act at the comedy club and how it inspires him, he then quickly gets a chance to have a go himself. You are thinking here we go this is gonnae get good and then it slips back into his very dull love life which jumps back and forth confusingly with little more decent mention of comedy.

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    Shane pontefract, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Shane pontefract, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
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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

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    Mr Sevenoaks, United Kingdom 27/02/2013
    Mr Sevenoaks, United Kingdom 27/02/2013 Member Since 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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    Mrs. S. A. McWhinnie UK 20/01/2013 Member Since 2012

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    "Relaxing read"

    An entertaining read, and I enjoyed it's relaxed style of Jason's voice. No real surprises, and if you are a fan of Jason's it's well worth reading.

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    Avid Rieder Worcestershire, England 23/12/2012
    Avid Rieder Worcestershire, England 23/12/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Real laugh out loud stuff"

    As a huge fan of comedy but a little wary of autobiographies this was a bit of an experiment for me. However, it had me laughing out loud and kept me up at night as I just couldn't turn it off. Love the fact that Jason Manford reads it and brings it alive. Highly recommended.

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    Merlin RUNCORN, United Kingdom 07/10/2012
    Merlin RUNCORN, United Kingdom 07/10/2012
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    "Brung Up Proper"

    Jason's biography was excellent, read by the man himself made it more enjoyable as he told his life story which is very funny in parts. It is well worth listening to.

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    C FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom 22/08/2012
    C FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom 22/08/2012 Member Since 2011

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    "lovely easy listen"

    This was a really touching book, I really enjoyed it, very honest and very funny, shame it wasn't a bit longer though

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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