Read Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate Online Free - 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.
|Title||:||Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate|
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May 19, 2016
I loved this book. I enjoy Susan Calman's work anyway but this was so funny, so thoughtful and so unapologetic. I've read a few books that mix mental health with comedy and 'Cheer up Love' is one of the greats.
From what happened to her Wham! Scarf to the sewers of Paris to the dark clouds that s...
October 01, 2016
4.5 stars. Loved listening to this. One of the funniest books I've read and I would definitely recommend the audio over the book for this reason - Susan is a brilliant comedian (though not one I've been lucky enough to see live yet, this was my first experience with her) and this really shows thr...
August 23, 2017
I can only describe this as a Calman hug in a book.
This is a funny, honest, moving and emotional account of Susans experience with depression and her battle with her crab of hate. (The voice that drags you into the dark)
With some great advice for anyone else who suffers and those around them.
September 05, 2017
This is a very personal account of the author and comedian Susan Calman's life long struggle to cope with crippling depression and anxiety.
It's a good mix of accounts of episodes of depression combined with the many and varied attempts at treatment, some more successful than others.
I think it's...
July 24, 2017
A frank and funny book about living with depression. Whilst staying light-hearted, it's a book that handles difficult conversations about mental health. A must-read.
August 14, 2017
Nice one Susan! Tricky topic shared with strangers-not an easy thing to do. Big love to you!
August 02, 2017
Nice and interesting audiobook to listen to!
I must say, it didn't make "laugh", which someone might have been expecting, since Susan Calman is a stand up comedian.
What it did was making me feel understood because I could see myself in what she was describing, when she spoke of anxiety and low sel...
September 03, 2017
I've seen Susan Calman occasionally on Mock The Week and various other comedy panel shows in the UK, which is surprising because they all seem to have some kind of aversion to female comedians, but there were go. I didn't know a huge amount about her, but I am always interested to read memoirs ab...
March 04, 2017
I very much enjoyed this memoir: a candid, amusing, and raw narrative about experiencing depression and anxiety and finding ways to live a valued life because and in spite of difficulties. Loved listening to Calman read this on Audibles - at times laughing uncontrollably in public, sometimes biti...
June 08, 2016
This curious volume is Susan Calman's combination memoir and self-help book, detailing her experiences learning to live with chronic depression--or, to use her metaphor, the Crab of Hate, a highly critical crustacean with its pincers firmly attached to her ears, in order to better fill them with...