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  • Jolly Lad: A Menk Anthology

  • By: John Doran
  • Narrated by: John Doran
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
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  • Story
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Jolly Lad is a memoir about the recovery from alcoholism, habitual drug use, and mental illness. It is also about the healing power of music, how memory defines us, the redemption offered by fatherhood, and what it means to be working class.

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  • Jolly shocking!

  • By Jackie Chesbro on 12-07-16

Moving, poignant, laugh-out-loud funny memoir

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Reviewed: 10-04-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Defo. I usually hate commuting around London but the last week has been a thrill to do so while listening to John Doran read Jolly Lad. It is one of the most human, humane, funny, poignant, moving and thoughtful memoirs I've heard and ultimately, I found it very life-enhancing. John is one of the greatest writers around today and I loved his turns of phrase, wit and approach to recovery, fatherhood, music, life. I really enjoyed hearing the story being read in John's voice. Strongly recommend!