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Summary

As a 17-year-old virgin working...for Virgin, Joel Dommett has grand ambitions. Firstly, he is going to swap suburbia for the bright lights of showbiz. Secondly, he is going to find 'the one' - and sets himself the very achievable target of finding her in the first 50 people he's definitely going to sleep with.

What follows is a series of disastrous romantic encounters, including carpets mistaken for toilets, futile grand gestures and the catfishing to end all catfishing.

Featuring genuine teenage diary entries and told in Joel's trademark self-deprecating style, this is the brilliant first book from the UK's most exciting comedian.

©2018 Joel Dommett (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • 11-02-18

Laughed like a drain. Well done Joel what a treat.

Where does It's Not Me, It's Them rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top two.

What other book might you compare It's Not Me, It's Them to, and why?

This is going to hurt, Adam Kay

What about Joel Dommett’s performance did you like?

Totally relateable

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I have read nearly 300 books and only two have left me compelled to write brief review.
After two weeks of work and life stress resulting in a very grumpy old mare I bought this book as I love Joel on telly and it truly cheered me up.
Joel has managed with this book to take the reader on a nostalgic journey filled with charming and at times moving tales that anyone could have experienced.
I clearly have no idea how to write a review but trust me when i say it is just a light, funny, funny book.

Joel, thank you on behalf of me children for jolting their mum out of a funk.
Congratulations on finding the one and sharing the love. xx

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Haven't laughed this much at a book ever. I encourage all to read this masterpiece

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Wonderful, funny and heartwarming

Absolutely loved this book. Very funny, narrated with great enthusiasm and structure. Enjoyed every moment and especially the "date" setting. Highly recommend this book to all. Some great adventures and stories that are thoroughly worth a listen

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Heartwarming and hilarious

Such an easy listen, I laughed out loud again and again. Will definitely replay soon!

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Great book

i really loved the book, it was extremely funny and very heartwarming, totally recommend

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I love him even more now!!

I fell in love with Joel the moment he stepped into the jungle!! & after listening to this I love him even more!! This book just reinforced my ideas about him……that he’s a funny, humble, down to earth, genuinely nice bloke!!!
This book had me laughing out loud in some parts & grinning like an idiot to myself in others! Being exactly 2 years & 1 day older than him (a fellow Gemini!) I could completely relate to some of his nostalgia (virgin megastore, fun house, 90’s fashion etc). The narration was great…..well, it felt like Joel was just chatting to me! Which made for easy listening!!
I highly recommend this book, whether you are a fan of Joel or not!!!

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Fantastic listen

I loved loved loved this audio book.
Joel wrote an amazingly addictive book. But his performance was incredible. It made it so easy, enjoyable and addictive to listen to.

Thank you Joel.

Please write another.

Xx

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Fantastic listen!

What a great book! Full of honesty, silliness and love! I really enjoyed it Wish it was longer.

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Absolutely brilliant.

Glued to this book from start to finish. Read beautifully by Joel. Very funny and shocking in parts. Brilliant.

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Excellent

I love comedy gigs, films, tv shows etc, but I rarely laugh out loud, however this was my first ever audio book and I listened to it in the gym (pre Covid) and I can’t tell you how daft I felt so many times when I found myself laughing out loud! I knew Joelbefore but I truly started following his career, I feel invested in his career! Like watching a child leave home! It’s not like I can relate to his sexual exploits - usually disastrously, being a 58 yr old grandmother, but that didn’t matter, I ha e recommended it to so many people.