I’m a Joke and So Are You: Reflections on Humour and Humanity

Robin Ince, Stewart Lee

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 04-10-2018


The popular comedian and science presenter blends memoir, wit, and popular science to examine the human condition.

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Evening Standard’s the Best Comedy Books of the Year, 2018Skinny’s Book of the Year, 2018 ‘Joyfully entertaining. Full of warmth, wisdom and affectionate delight in the wonder and absurdity of being human.’ Observer’Funny, honest and heart-warming.’ Matt HaigWhat better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians – those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face. Where does anxiety come from? How do we overcome imposter syndrome? What is the key to creativity? How can we deal with grief? Informed by personal insights from Robin as well as interviews with some of the world’s top comedians, neuroscientists and psychologists, this is a hilarious and often moving primer to the mind. But it is also a powerful call to embrace the full breadth of our inner experience – no matter how strange we worry it may be!

Additional information

Weight 0.563 kg
Dimensions 20 × 153 × 234 mm
Page Count 288