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‘Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression.
Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I will literally write the book on how it feels to be told
“Cheer up, love” ‘
‘Susan Calman never fails to make me hoot with laughter’
‘The forthcoming, heartbreaking and heart-warming memoir from the Radio 4 favourite… Avoiding all the usual ‘tears of a clown’ clichés, she tackles homophobia, self-harm and finding your voice. Unmissable’
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. It’s always good to talk.
THE AUDIO EDITION OF CHEER UP LOVE – RECORDED BY SUSAN HERSELF – IS AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN TO AN EXCERPT BELOW:
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’
‘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’
Calman fizzed manic energy, alternating between confessional tales and playing with facts she teased out of the audience
Edinburgh Evening News
Glasgow-born ex-lawyer Susan Calman is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Susan is a regular on BBC Radio 4 programmes such as The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue as well as TV shows like QI andHave I Got News for You. She’s written three radio series including a sitcom and her first national tour in 2015, Lady Like, was a sell out around the country. Her new tour, The Calman Before The Storm debuts at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.
Susan lives in Glasgow with her wife Lee, and her cats Oscar, Pickle, Daisy Fay Harper and DCI Jane Tennison.
Cheer Up Love is Susan’s first book.