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    Self-help meets memoir in this deeply insightful, fascinating and entertaining audiobook about happiness by one of the country's most treasured comedians. 

    A memoir and self-help manual by one of the country's most treasured comedians - for anyone who feels stuck in a rut but doesn't have the tools or self-belief to shake things up

    In his mid-20s, Jimmy was bored, boring, unfulfilled and underachieving. He wasn't exactly depressed, but he was very sad. Think of a baby owl whose mum has recently died in a windmill accident. He was that sad. This book tells the story of how Jimmy turned it around and got happy, through the redemptive power of dick jokes.

    Written to take advantage of the brief window between the end of lockdown and Jimmy getting cancelled for saying something unforgivable to Lorraine Kelly, this book is as timely as it is unnecessary.  

    Because you might be interested in Jimmy's life but he's damn sure you're a lot more interested in your own, Before & Laughter is about both of you. But mainly him. It tells the story of Jimmy's life - the transformation from white-collar corporate drone to fake-toothed, donkey-laugh, plastic-haired comedy mannequin - while also explaining how to turn your own life around and become the you you've always dreamt of being. 

    Before & Laughter contains the answers to all the big questions in life, questions like:

    • What's the secret to happiness?
    • Is Jimmy wearing a wig?
    • What happened with that tax thing? 
    • What's the meaning of life?
    • Is Jimmy's laugh real?
    • Can those teeth bite through vibranium?

    And for listeners in the West Country: yes, there are pictures (actually, sorry, there are no pictures, but there's a book about a hungry caterpillar you'll love).

    Because it's Jimmy Carr - recently scientifically proved to be the funniest comedian in the UK - there are jokes, jokes and more jokes throughout. If laughter really was the best medicine, the NHS would be handing out this book in Nightingale Hospitals.

    Fascinating, thoughtful and insightful - are all words that appear in the book.

    ©2021 Jimmy Carr (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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    • Sarah Cowden
    • 08/10/2021

    This is one I'll come back to time and time again.

    Jimmy Carr's stand-up and subsequent TV shows has helped me out of some dark places with a good ol ugly laugh.. I love this book.
    I think this was exceptional, especially as it was read by Jimmy himself.

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    • Daniel
    • 22/11/2021

    This Book was: Your Mum.

    Easy. I smashed this out in about a day. I’m flabbergasted by the amount of wisdom Jimmy has vacuum-sealed, stack and packed into this beauty of a read. Never manages to get boring.
    A more relevant book for me, a new comic 28, doesn’t exist.
    I think I love you Jimmy.
    Also, somehow I expect after reading this, to walk away with an emasculate set of teeth.

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    • MrWestLondon
    • 11/11/2021

    Not what I expected - and it was delightful

    I’m a fan of Jimmy Carr’s comedy and expected this to be an autobiography rammed with punchy jokes and some self depreciation. It is.

    What I hadn’t expected is the pseudo self-development tome which it also is. It’s a very funny, self reflective way to spend 6 or so hours and thoroughly enjoyable. A key theme is that you can have anything but not everything.

    You’ll get an overview of jimmy’s life (he worked at shell, dontcha know?!) and how his mid 20s had a profound impact on him and his future living… and tax affairs.

    The performance, as with many audible titles, is also a bonus.

    If you’re a fan of Jimmy’s you’ll enjoy, if you’re here because you like self help guides, I’ve no idea how the algorithm works but it’s played a blinder.

    Thank you!

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    • Barbara
    • 09/11/2021

    I was not expecting this!

    So Jimmy Carr wrote a book. I love Jimmy Carr! He is so funny. I expected his book to be a 6 hr stand up show. What I didn't expect is an amazingly insightful, clever, HELPFUL, touching, emotional self-help book that hits all the right marks. This book is way more than I expected - and it is still laugh out loud funny. I can't recommend this book enough!

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    • Mim
    • 30/10/2021

    Laughter is the best medicine

    Have always liked Jimmy’s witty and clever delivery of all sorts of stories. His management of Talk Shows is masterly. Not at all surprised that this ‘biography’ come life management book read by the author himself is a wonderful if slightly exhausting listen. His delivery means that a little break between chapters allows time for processing all the information. Looking forward to re-listening to it all, so glad I was able to buy this so soon.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 21/10/2021

    Entertaining take on self-help books

    Part life hack, part biography story
    Jimmy is great commedian, it is very clear in this book. Kinda generic life advices wraped in humor really helps to get the point across. Other life advices tend to be pushy, and that makes me usually reject it just on principle of being forced to do something. Jimmy makes it fun and that made me actually listen.
    The only joke that did not land, was claim about "amy schumer is commedian". Except for that every joke is good. Overall life story is funny and touchy at the same time. Relatable topics (sh*t im gonna die, be lucky, focus on later, find/use your edge).
    Some jokes are just taken from his stand ups, so you know them when he sais first word.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 16/10/2021

    Great on many levels

    Funny, honest, classic Carr cutting insight, but also heartfelt, genuine and warming. Well worth coming back to.
    'If you could take a drug like laughter, you would.'

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    • Piotr Jarosz
    • 18/11/2021

    A doing it book!

    Jimmy delivers uplifting, funny and smart book about discovering yourself. He will tell you what to do and sound like your best mate while doing it. Who knows this motivational book might just work. It's all up to you!