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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 21/09/2017
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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.
'…Amstell is a likeable, self-deprecating guide to his own flaws…' - The Observer

'Simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious.' - Hadley Freeman

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781910931547
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 329 g
Dimensions: 202 x 144 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A beautiful and clever book about being human. All the warmth of his comedy without the inconvenience of his face" * Russell Brand *
"Disarmingly, almost alarmingly, honest. I laughed out loud 57 times" * Martin Freeman *
"No one makes loneliness and anxiety as funny as Simon Amstell. Every sentence in this book is simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious" * Hadley Freeman *
"Enrapturing. Touching, funny and sweet" * Alain de Botton *
"Puts the fun in 'insanely honest introspection fun'" * Adam Buxton *
"Amstell is a likable, self-deprecating guide to his own flaws, and has spent enough time in therapy to dissect his own navel-gazing with a nicely dry self-awareness" -- Stephanie Merritt * Observer *
"Hilarious and heart-breaking... Simon's unique take on the world is a reminder of the absurdity of life and the humour that can be found even in its darkest moments. Genuinely life-affirming, moving and profoundly funny" * Attitude *
"Compulsively, excruciatingly honest... An heroically spiky, self-excavating read about family, fame, sex and self-discovery" -- Alice Jones * i *
"This book blends some of the best moments from his tours to date with some eye-wateringly honest anecdotes from his life so far" -- Adam Ouxbury * Wing Magazine *
"It's inevitable that Simon Amstell's memoir doesn't fit the usual mould... In Help..., he cranks up the honesty: alongside excerpts of scripts from his shows, he relates the source material, often in almost painful depth. Depression, an unhappy childhood, family rifts - all feature in what Amstell, typically acerbic, describes as a "heroic act of self-annihiliation"" -- Hannah Shaddock * Radio Times *

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Lance Christopher at Uxbridge

“Warm, intimate and very very funny”

Simon Amstell is known for his confessional and uncomfortable style and this book has both of those things and yet so much more. It's a wonderfully warm, tender read that has many laugh-out-loud moments. I was... More

Hardback edition
9th September 2017
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“I thought I had anxieties! ”

I was lucky enough to receive a proof edition of this book. I always found Simon Amstell funny and slightly sarcastic (in a good way) from his days on Pop world and Buzzcocks but after seeing a stand-up of his on the... More

Hardback edition
17th September 2017
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