Cheer Up Love

  • by Susan Calman
  • Narrated by Susan Calman
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"Heartbreaking and heart-warming: unmissable." (Damian Barr, Metro)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thank god for Susan Calman and this book!! Just excellent!

Calman is clever, cunning and devious - she's snuck so much sage advice and comfort into every cranny of this book that while I was chuckling away listening to this very funny book about her life, with every chapter I was also reassured beyond measure about what goes on mine and my family's and loved ones' heads.

Her narration is brilliant too, warm and confiding.

Thank god for this audiobook! Don't hesitate to download and listen!
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- Miss

Open, honest, told with humour and humility

I was so impressed by the honesty in Susan Calman's book. There was a real and genuine emotion in her voice as she told how she copes with her depression "the crab of gate". It spoke of what so many feel and yet she's telling her story with humour which makes one smile (not laugh). I cannot recommend this book highly enough to others whether they have or had depression. I'd recommend because it's an honest, fascinating account of one person's struggle but with no self pity.
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- Colin McIntosh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: Two Roads