Simon Amstell con HELP
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.
"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)
"A brilliantly funny, sad, clever, silly book. I loved it!" (Matt Lucas)
Simon Amstell is a comedian, screenwriter and director. 2017 sees his first feature-length film, Carnage, and his latest stand-up tour, What is This?
He has previously written and starred in the television series Grandma's House, and his past stand-up tours include To Be Free, Numb and Do Nothing.
He also hosted some popular television programmes but he is now too pretentious to list them here.