Author(s): Susan Calman
Susan Calman has depression and she's not alone in that. Despite being one of the funniest women in the UK (OK, the world) she has had her own black dog, the Crab of Hate, whispering in her ear since she can remember. And her answer? To talk about it. A woman who measures the length of her depression by box sets (Cracker good, West Wing bad) and who has made therapy more of a hobby than a medical requirement, Susan has written the book on what's it's like to be gloomy and enjoy it. Certain that the world needs people with a more cynical outlook on life, the book is a celebration of what she, and if statistics are to be believed, one in four of us, go through daily. Cheer Up Love is a survivor's guide to modern life on the dark side.
PRAISE FOR SUSAN CALMAN 'Glasgow-born comic Calman is a dead-cert-one-to-watch; she's got an infectious bubbly manner but a caustic edge too, and both can yield comedy gold' Guardian 'Feisty Scot Calman is one of the best female comics to ever come out of the land of bagpipes and haggis. She'll make you chuckle your pants off' Time Out Calman fizzed manic energy, alternating between confessional tales and playing with facts she teased out of the audience Edinburgh Evening News
Susan Calman used to be a corporate lawyer but in 2006 gave it all up to be a comedian. Susan has appeared on BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Susan Calman is Convicted and written her first sitcom Sisters. She has just finished a successful tour of Lady Like and will be previewing her new show from April 2016.