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Brung Up Proper

My Autobiography
Narrated by: Jason Manford
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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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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loved it and laughed out loud often.


I'm with a lot of others in that it seemed very rushed toward the end.

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  • Shep
  • 22-04-2019

good rrad

Great stories and had me chuckling on the train to sjd from work. a good pick me up book. worth listening to.

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  • MR J.
  • 20-09-2018

Interesting but now outdated

Well written and narrated, although lacking some of the subtlety of his actual standup, but the biggest downside is reading it 7 years on from its authoring - the guy is now divorced and remarried, so a lot of the family sentiment feels a bit hollow. Can’t really blame the book, he’s not a psychic, but worth noting all the same.

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  • Cavfan
  • 25-04-2018

Do the next chapter Jason!

he comes across as a lovely guy. Like the family a lot! It really is mainly about his up bringing and actually I resisted buying for a while as it is quite old! (2010) I think! so it ends rather abruptly and I want to hear the next bit. I want to hear about his rise in comedy and his adult life- not that this wasnt of interest but im sure the next one will be fascinating!
Having read Michael Mcintyres and John Bishops there will be some common names Im sure! so come on get your ar*e in gear Jase!

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  • Kerry
  • 01-04-2014

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!

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  • Shane
  • 07-04-2013

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 Leandros Komninos
  • 27-02-2013

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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  • Ginger Ninja
  • 25-09-2019

Another brilliant book

Jason one of my many favourite comedians writes and narrates this almost asif his doing a gig... Really funny, highly recommended

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-2019

Enjoyed every second

it had me laughing and shedding a tear or two. well done Jason I'm gutted it's finished

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  • Tom Havill
  • 23-08-2019

What a fantastic book!

What an amazing book. It made me laugh out loud and brought me to tears. I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Scott
  • 22-08-2019

Very down to earth book...very enjoyable

Brilliant...... very enjoyable, well worth a listen. Will definitely be recommending this book to everyone....