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

by Viv Groskop

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

 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.

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

Viv Groskop has paid her dues so you don't have to. The story of her whirlwind comedy apprenticeship is as funny as it is inspiring, and may also give you nightmares. -- Tim Dowling

 

Absolutely hilarious -- Jennifer Saunders

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ISBN: 9781409127857
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409127857
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Viv Groskop
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Performing arts: comedy,

About Viv Groskop

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

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