Viv Groskop - Author

About the Author

Viv Groskop is a journalist, broadcaster and stand-up comedian. She has written for publications such as the GUARDIAN, THE TIMES, GRAZIA and VOGUE and has twice been short-listed for PPA COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR (Periodical Publishers' Association). She appears frequently on TV's SKY NEWS as well as on BBC Radio 4's FRONT ROW and WOMAN'S HOUR and is a regular panellist on ANY QUESTIONS? @VivGroskop

Featured books by Viv Groskop

I Laughed, I Cried One Woman, One Hundred Days, the Mother of All Challenges

I Laughed, I Cried One Woman, One Hundred Days, the Mother of All Challenges

Author: Viv Groskop Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

 Viv Groskop is fed up, recession-scarred and pushing 40. She always wanted to be a stand-up comedian. But surely that's not advisable if you have three children, a mortgage and a husband who hates stand-up comedy? With no time to waste, she attempts the mother of all comedy marathons - 100 gigs in 100 nights. She laughs. Sometimes at her own jokes. Occasionally the audience laughs too. Often they don't. And she cries. Tears of joy, of misery and of profound self-loathing. This is an alarmingly specific and reckless experiment with a reassuringly universal and inspiring message. You CAN do what you want to do even if it's completely terrifying. You CAN try something new without giving up the day job. And you CAN go after what you really want in life without destroying everything around you. Well, not absolutely everything.

Other books by Viv Groskop

How to Own the Room Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

How to Own the Room Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

Author: Viv Groskop Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Why are we so completely blown away for the whole nine minutes and forty seconds of Oprah Winfrey's speech at The Golden Globes? What is it about the power of Virginia Woolf's 1928 lecture, which grew into A Room Of One's Own, that makes it resonate with us still nearly a century later? Why do more people quote Michelle Obama's 'When they go low, we go high' than any speech from her husband's eight-year presidency? What is it that women do when they make us sit up and listen - really listen - to their every word? And how can we all get a bit more of that in our own lives? How Women Own the Room explores the presence, performance and authenticity of recent history's great women speakers, and reveals what they do when they deliver those game-changing moments so that you can apply their qualities to your own life. From great political leaders and stand-up comedians, to campaigners and feminists, this is a powerful little book about what happens when women find their voice.

The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature

The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature

Author: Viv Groskop Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2018

'Wonderfully entertaining, hilarious. Contains the distilled wisdom of some of the greatest writers who ever lived' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph What should I do with my life? What if my love is not returned? Why do bad things happen? The answers to some of life's biggest questions are found not in trite self-help manuals but in the tough-love lessons explored in Russian literature. Here, Viv Groskop delves into the novels of history's deepest thinkers to discover enduring truths about how we should live. Whether you're new to the Russian classics or returning to old favourites, The Anna Karenina Fix will help salve your heartache by exploring the torments of a host of famous and infamous literary heroes and heroines. Think of it like this: they have suffered so that you don't have to . . . 'Enchanting. Groskop falls in love with the literature, her impressive knowledge of which she conveys with a charmingly breezy tone' Observer 'A beguiling tasting menu of some of the finest reading experiences of my life. Witty, likeable, and lighthearted, Viv Groskop invites us to embrace the work of these august Russian dead souls as belonging to us all' Lionel Shriver

The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature

The Anna Karenina Fix Life Lessons from Russian Literature

Author: Viv Groskop Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

'A passionate, hilarious, joyful love letter to Russian literature' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph 'A delightful primer and companion to all the authors you are ashamed to admit you haven't read' The Times Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace. ***A SPECTATOR Book of the Year*** ***An OBSERVER Book of the Year*** ***A TIMES Book of the Year***

Anna Karenina Fix

Anna Karenina Fix

Author: Viv Groskop Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Anna Karenina Fix written and read by Viv Groskop. A literary self-help memoir about using the Russian Classics to find the answer to lifes most important questions. Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesnt love you back enough (The Master and Margarita),or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhovs work). This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the authors own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.

I Laughed, I Cried One Woman, One Hundred Days, the Mother of All Challenges

I Laughed, I Cried One Woman, One Hundred Days, the Mother of All Challenges

Author: Viv Groskop Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

 Viv Groskop is fed up, recession-scarred and pushing 40. She always wanted to be a stand-up comedian. But surely that's not advisable if you have three children, a mortgage and a husband who hates stand-up comedy? With no time to waste, she attempts the mother of all comedy marathons - 100 gigs in 100 nights. She laughs. Sometimes at her own jokes. Occasionally the audience laughs too. Often they don't. And she cries. Tears of joy, of misery and of profound self-loathing. This is an alarmingly specific and reckless experiment with a reassuringly universal and inspiring message. You CAN do what you want to do even if it's completely terrifying. You CAN try something new without giving up the day job. And you CAN go after what you really want in life without destroying everything around you. Well, not absolutely everything.

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