The first book from stand-up comedian Simon Amstell
Simon Amstell is a comedian, screenwriter and director. 2017 sees
his first feature-length film, Carnage, and his latest
stand-up tour, What is This?
He has previously written and starred in the television series Grandma's House, and his past stand-up tours include To Be Free, Numb and Do Nothing.
He also hosted some popular television programmes but he is now too pretentious to list them here.
"A beautiful and clever book about being human. All the warmth of
his comedy without the inconvenience of his face" * Russell Brand
"Hard to imagine anyone not loving this... go Simon Amstell!" * Stephen Fry *
"Disarmingly, almost alarmingly, honest. I laughed out loud 57 times" * Martin Freeman *
"No one makes loneliness and anxiety as funny as Simon Amstell. Every sentence in this book is simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious" * Hadley Freeman *
"Enrapturing. Touching, funny and sweet" * Alain de Botton *
"Puts the fun in 'insanely honest introspection fun'" * Adam Buxton *
"A brilliantly funny, sad, clever, silly book. I loved it!" * Matt Lucas *
"Amstell is a likable, self-deprecating guide to his own flaws, and has spent enough time in therapy to dissect his own navel-gazing with a nicely dry self-awareness" -- Stephanie Merritt * Observer *
"Hilarious and heart-breaking... Simon's unique take on the world is a reminder of the absurdity of life and the humour that can be found even in its darkest moments. Genuinely life-affirming, moving and profoundly funny" * Attitude *
"Compulsively, excruciatingly honest... An heroically spiky, self-excavating read about family, fame, sex and self-discovery" -- Alice Jones * i *