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Cheer Up Love - Susan Calman

Cheer Up Love - Susan Calman

Title: Cheer Up Love

Author:  Susan Calman

ISBN:  9781473632004

Weight:  641 g

Signed first edition, first printing



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Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman

It’s always good to talk…

Susan Calman is a well known comedian and writer who has appeared on countless radio and television programmes.  Her solo stand up show, Susan Calman is Convicted, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and dealt with subjects like the death penalty, appearance and depression.

The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you’re the world’s most negative person.

The Crab of Hate is the personification of Calman’s depression and her version of the notorious Black Dog.  A constant companion in her life, the Crab has provided her with the best, and very worst of times.  This is a very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you’ll ever meet.

Cheer Up Love is funny, poignant and (hopefully) informative.

Peer & Press Reviews

This is a book that, like a female stereotype, multitasks.  For those who suffer from bouts of depression and mental illness it provides solace, understanding and advice.  For those living with or close to people suffering from depression, it gives you insight into why some of your well meant but unhelpful or even damaging suggestions seem to fall on deaf ears.  If you picked it up purely to find out what makes Susan Calman tick, where she comes from and incidents that shaped the comedian and writer here today, there’s that too!

Kate Stone, Funny Women

Candid and often laugh-out-loud-funny…  There’s no sense that Cheer Up Love is a deliberate act of catharsis or an attempt to hasten any kind of healing process.  Instead Calman presents herself as a woman who has already come to terms with who she is.

Sunday Herald

There are so many depressing books about being funny, so it’s refreshing to ready a funny one about about being depressed.  I have never laughed quite so heartily at someone else’s genuine distress – which I hope is her intention.

Miles Jupp, actor, comedian and writer

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: Cheer Up Love
Sub title: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: Two Roads
Publication date:
Printed by: Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13: 9781473632004
ISBN 10: 1473632005
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 256
Size (h x w x d): 223 x 145 27mm
Design Credits
Jacket photograph: Steve Ullathorne / Shutterstock (crab)

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