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

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

Biography / Autobiography   

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A book that show it’s never too late to follow your ambition – however mad or scary it is to push yourself into the unknown. And for Viv Groskop, a middle-aged housewife it’s very scary to take on the stand-up challenge, 100 gigs in 100 nights, a schedule that would floor most people. And it works sometimes – sometimes there’s laughter, often there are tears but there is also the feeling of joy at being able to try something new and different. The paperback has been updated with a new chapter on Viv Groskop’s progress.

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Synopsis

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

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.

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

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

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Viv Groskop

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Performing arts: comedy

ISBN

9781409127857

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