A breezily accessible account
This is a book that everyone should read, and not only because it makes a serious issue both engaging and instructive... a vital account of mental ill-health
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!
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
surely prove as useful for those in contact with depressives as it is for sufferers... the authenticity of her stories resonates more than any more formal study of depression ever could... darkly funny.
A really important message, but hilarious at the same time
Deeply personal and painfully honest but funny
A compelling memoir... engaging insight... Susan's outstanding sense of humour shines through to create an uplifting survival handbook
More use than a standard self-help book
Calman fizzed manic energy, alternating between confessional tales and playing with facts she teased out of the audience
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
Calman's account of depression, though deeply honest, is surprisingly hilarious and uplifting
***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
Susan Calman never fails to make me hoot with laughter
Fantastic, funny, moving... A perceptive look at depression - with added laughs'
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
A wonderful and honest book. I thoroughly endorse this product
Talked with engaging candour and humour about her own struggle to keep it at bay
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
Her story is a pleasure to read... Calman's warmth and humour shines through