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Brung Up Proper: My Autobiography | [Jason Manford]

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
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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 Sevenoaks, United Kingdom 27/02/2013
    Mr Sevenoaks, United Kingdom 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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    Nat e 23/07/2015
    Nat e 23/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    If you could sum up Brung Up Proper in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, heartwarming, rags to riches


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved listening to Jasons life as a child in Manchester


    Which character – as performed by Jason Manford – was your favourite?

    Jason Manford


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have, but was listening in the car so was over a couple of journeys


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book. One of the better autobiographies from a stand up comedian.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mr bedworth, United Kingdom 18/06/2015
    mr bedworth, United Kingdom 18/06/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Bloody brilliant"

    What a bloody brilliant story teller. Works excellent as an audio book. This will cheer you up no end. Only downside is it wasn't long enough.

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    Bean Mobile 21/05/2015
    Bean Mobile 21/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "seriously funny"

    An outstanding book by a phenomenal comedian. Well worth a listen, some very funny moments.

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    Steve Winterson 12/05/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "took a long time to get going"

    took a long time to get going. last couple of chapters were laugh out loud

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    Kate 15/04/2015
    Kate 15/04/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Lovely man, made me giggle"

    Really really enjoyed it - loved hearing about his family - made me giggle a lot - his mum and dad are brilliant!

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    At Your Service 22/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Fab Fab Fab."

    listened to this whilst running 5 k everyday at the gym. nearly fell off a few times laughing Awesome stuff

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    Zoe 07/03/2015
    Zoe 07/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Bloody fantastic. Jason is a legend."

    To hear Jason read his own book is emence! buy it now!!! Now i say!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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