Simon Amstell

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  • 'A beautiful and clever book about being human' Russell Brand

    COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.

    Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved everything.

    HELP is the hilarious and heartbreaking account of Simon’s ongoing compulsion to reveal his entire self on stage. To tell the truth so it can’t hurt him any more. Loneliness, anxiety, depression – this book has it all. And more.

    From a complicated childhood in Essex to an Ayahuasca-led epiphany in the Amazon rainforest, this story will make you laugh, cry and then feel happier than you’ve ever been.

Simon Amstell is a comedian, screenwriter and director. He wrote and directed the film Carnage, wrote and starred in the television series Grandma’s House, and his past stand-up tours include To Be Free, Numb, Do Nothing and What is This? He also hosted some popular television programmes but is now too pretentious to list them here.


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