Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate

  • Title: Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate
  • Author: Susan Calman
  • ISBN: 9781473632028
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cheer Up Love Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate HEARTBREAKING AND HEART WARMING UNMISSABLE Damian Barr Metro SUSAN CALMAN NEVER FAILS TO MAKE ME HOOT WITH LAUGHTER Sarah MillicanSusan Calman is a well known comedian and writer who has appeared on
    HEARTBREAKING AND HEART WARMING UNMISSABLE Damian Barr, Metro SUSAN CALMAN NEVER FAILS TO MAKE ME HOOT WITH LAUGHTER Sarah MillicanSusan 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, HEARTBREAKING AND HEART WARMING UNMISSABLE Damian Barr, Metro SUSAN CALMAN NEVER FAILS TO MAKE ME HOOT WITH LAUGHTER Sarah MillicanSusan 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 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 S ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK.

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    1. 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 she's fought her way out from under, Cheer Up Love is part autobiography, a tiny bit self help, all delightful.I listened to the audiobook of this and loved hearing the funny anecdotes, honest retellings [...]

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    2. 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. Shining a light on mental health and anxiety through emotive, funny stories of life.I listened to the audiobook and mourned when it ended. I just want Susan to keep talking, her book helped me feel less alo [...]

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    3. 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 through in both the writing and her reading of it. For this to be so, while also being predominantly about depression is quite a feat - and the insight into the illness is powerful and helpful. A really upl [...]

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    4. 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 a very brave honest book and an important one to add to any library of self help depression memoirs.

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    5. 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.

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    6. Nice one Susan! Tricky topic shared with strangers-not an easy thing to do. Big love to you!

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    7. 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 self-esteem and depression.I've been through all of that. And I'm better now. And listening to her words and her experiences and "solutions" was comforting in a way.Besides the middle part (which I found sl [...]

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    8. I was bought this book as a present and am ashamed to admit that I actually didn’t know who Susan Colman was before she appeared on Strictly which makes me sound terribly low brow but it’s the truth. I found this book really interesting. I love a good autobiography but this one wasn’t about the things that happened throughout her life but the feelings that happened to her. I thought it was funny and insightful and I enjoyed reading it.

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    9. Funny and moving look at Susan Calman's life story documenting her struggles with depression and anxiety. Calman writes with depth and honesty about her struggles and doesn't gloss over difficult subjects such as self harm. Well worth a read even if you dont suffer from mental health issues.

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    10. 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 about depression and how others have coped with it. Depression is such an individualistic thing, from experience to therapy to recovery to coping mechanisms, so I wanted to know how she viewed it. This mem [...]

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    11. Loved this book. Love Susan. Didn't expect to laugh about depression, but that is her skill as a writer.

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    12. 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 biting back a tear. The core message: talk to people about how you feel, and make friends with yourself. #susanisawesome

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    13. 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 negative self-talk. For those of you who don't recognize her, Calman is a stand-up comedian and frequent BBC Radio4 contributor. Of course, I believe even those unfamiliar with her other work would still [...]

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    14. This is a review of the audiobook read by the author.Sounds just like her. Heh.Calman reveals (almost) all - about her life with depression and learning to cope. She does this with the same humor we would recognize from her stand-up. Her Crab of Hate tells her all the bad things about her, pinching her ears and bringing her down and down and down. Fortunately, she has a wife who is sympathetic (but not all the time - there are limits) and for whom she decided to find a good therapist and get som [...]

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    15. Wow! Having watched this amazing lady on Strictly in was curious to find out more about her. Her story of her battle with depression is genuinely inspirational. I have nothing more to add than #SusanIsAwesome

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    16. Funny and honest memoir of a life lived with depression. Some of the advice isn't stuff I'd recommend, and her aversion to medicine and counselling bothered me (particularly the drawing therapy where she blamed the therapist rather unfairly, I felt) - but she's clear that what works for her isn't what might work for others, and vice versa.There's an early diversion in to being gay which seems like it might belong to another book - it was interesting and revealing, but stuck out a bit given that [...]

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    17. I do have rather mixed feelings about this book. #SusanIsAwesome and the humorous side of this is ace, I read the whole thing in her voice which made me smile.But I think I might have had too high expectations of it, as my friend who just read it raved about it. He thrust it into my hands saying 'you must read this, it really helped me understand you'. So I think I had this vision of Poor Susan telling the story of my life rather than hers, and I was disappointed that in fact, she hadn't. I like [...]

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    18. Susan Calman writes an honest and insightful account of living with depression and anxiety. Readers experiencing similar mental health challenges will take encouragement from Susan's humorous and optimistic anecdotes. For those supporting loved ones with their own 'crab of hate', the book provides a useful insight into the mind of an anxious depressive. Susan is indeed 'awesome'.

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    19. Depression and being funnySusan Calman is a lesbian comedian who also suffers from depression. She is very honest about it all in this life memoir, and also gives wise counsel about when to seek help. Admirable stories about being depressed and how she has learned to deal with it. Honest and thought provoking.

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    20. Absolutely loved it! I didn't even know this lady, I probably need to watch more telly than I do, lol, but I could relate to so much of this book! A huge help. I shall have to keep it close at hand to re-read if necessary.

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    21. I live with depression and anxiety, reading Susan's book really helped me feel less alone. I loved her honesty and openness. A brilliant book for anyone living with anxiety/depression or for their loved ones or friends.

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    22. Everyone should read this book. And I should heed Susan's advice about apologising less. It's nice to know that, sometimes, other people do the exact same daft things as you do, and that it's ok, and that you'll be ok. #SusanIsAwesome

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    23. A funny, honest, moving and emotional account of the author's battle with depression, with some great advice for anyone else who suffers and those around them. A great read.#susanisawesome

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    24. 100% relatable. I only wish my younger self could read this instead.

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    25. Very light given the subject matter, particularly once you get past the revelation near the beginning, but a fun read

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    26. Well written and funny, great insight into depression, laugh out loud passages, it would be great read for people who suffer from depression, but reads well on any level

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    27. Brilliant brilliant brilliant - excellent telling of her story of depression. Funny, touching and so very real.#susanisawesome

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    28. Brilliant book, real and sensible with a gentle humour that has you falling in love with the author. Recommended for anyone wanting to know more about living with depression.

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    29. A very truthful, funny and lovely account by Susan Calman about her struggle with depression and anxiety. I felt I wasn't alone after reading it.

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