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I'm a Joke and so are You: A Comedian's Take on What Makes Us Human by Robin Ince (signed hardback 1st edition)


Author: Robin Ince

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This 1st edition hardback copy of I'm a Joke and so are You is signed by the author, award-winning presenter and comic  Robin Ince.

What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians - those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? In this touching and witty book, Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face. Where does anxiety come from? How do we overcome imposter syndrome? What is the key to creativity? How can we deal with grief?

Informed by personal insights from Robin as well as interviews with some of the world's top comedians, neuroscientists and psychologists, this is a hilarious and often moving primer to the mind. But it is also a powerful call to embrace the full breadth of our inner experience - no matter how strange we worry it may be!

'Joyfully entertaining. Full of warmth, wisdom and affectionate delight in the wonder and absurdity of being human.' Observer

‘Deceptively deep. Invaluable and inspiring.’ 
Stewart Lee, comedian and author of How I Escaped My Certain Fate

‘Profound, compassionate, eye-wateringly funny and immensely human. Robin investigates the big questions of the human condition with the razor-sharp insights and sensibilities of one of our very best stand-up comedians.’ 
Alan Moore, writer of V for Vendetta

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (4 Oct. 2018)
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2 x 23.4 cm