Jo Brand - Author

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Jo Brand is a stand-up comic with many TV and radio shows to her name. She is married with two children and lives in South London.

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Born Lippy How to Do Female

Born Lippy How to Do Female

Author: Jo Brand Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

When Jo Brand hosted Have I Got News For You late last year, her calm explanation of the effects of sexism on women to a bemused all-male cast turned into a viral phenomenon. There has been a whole tradition of books over hundreds of years where a father shares his wisdom with his son - started by Lord Chesterfield in the eighteenth century; while women have been silent (a.k.a. bullied into thinking their advice wasn't worth writing down). This book puts a stop to all that. Ranging from your family and how to survive it, to what no one tells you about the female body; from how not to fall in love, to heckling as a life-skill. Born Lippy gathers together the things Jo's learnt about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future into a hilarious and highly useful guide to life that everyone female (and male) needs to read immediately. Packed with memorable anecdotes from her life and career, coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse and working mother of two, this book will not only entertain but also really help people.

Born Lippy How to Do Female

Born Lippy How to Do Female

Author: Jo Brand Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2018

When Jo Brand hosted Have I Got News For You late last year, her calm explanation of the effects of sexism on women to a bemused all-male cast turned into a viral phenomenon. There has been a whole tradition of books over hundreds of years where a father shares his wisdom with his son - started by Lord Chesterfield in the eighteenth century; while women have been silent (a.k.a. bullied into thinking their advice wasn't worth writing down). This book puts a stop to all that. Ranging from your family and how to survive it, to what no one tells you about the female body; from how not to fall in love, to heckling as a life-skill. Born Lippy gathers together the things Jo's learnt about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future into a hilarious and highly useful guide to life that everyone female (and male) needs to read immediately. Packed with memorable anecdotes from her life and career, coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse and working mother of two, this book will not only entertain but also really help people.

The More You Ignore Me

The More You Ignore Me

Author: Jo Brand Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2018

THE MORE YOU IGNORE ME IS NOW A MAJOR NEW FILM STARRING SHERIDAN SMITH, SHEILA HANCOCK, RICKY TOMLINSON AND ELLA HUNT. Jo Brand's life-affirming novel The More You Ignore Me addresses mental health issues and their impact on a family in an honest, hilarious and heartwarming way. This film tie-in edition contains a new foreword by Jo Brand about the film and an exclusive extract of the film script. For Alice, the big bad monster wasn't green and hiding under the bed, it sat in the kitchen saying 'bollocks' a lot. Prone to psychotic episodes, or 'on the road to bonkersville' as Alice's dad would say, Alice's mum Gina isn't easy to live with. Her unpredictable outbursts make life in their Hereford cottage eventful. As 'family' means a mentally ill mother, a hippy father and grandparents who enjoy a drink or five, Alice needs someone to help her through. Unfortunately, Alice's special someone is Morrissey of The Smiths, and the closest she's got to him so far is watching him on Top of the Pops. Now that could all be about to change . . . Praise for Jo Brand's The More You Ignore Me: 'A sweet, touching, tender novel' Independent 'The book is littered with endearing characters . . . The last line moved me to tears' Daily Express 'The most enjoyable piece of fiction I have had the pleasure of reading this year . . . Superb stuff' Now

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