Stand-up comic and actor Chris Addison finds myriad ways of salving your conscience in this exploration of blame-dodging. Lots of tips on how to avoid taking responsibility for things and a useful reminder that, whatever happened, it wasn't your fault. I feel better already.
Do you ever suffer from those prickly pangs of guilt? Remorse getting you down? Feel you`re too fat, too thin, too old, too ugly? Well, you might be, but here`s some comforting news: whatever you think you did, whoever you may have offended, however horrible you may look, it`s not your fault.
Blaming yourself isn`t going to help, so here`s the next best thing: blame everybody else. From politicians to The Youth of Today, from hapless junior civil servants to Russian oligarchs, from that weird guy who just moved in over the road to Baroness Thatcher, IT WASN`T ME provides comprehensive and cast-iron proof that there`s someone to blame for the fact that the world is going to hell in a Happy Meal Box and – more importantly – that it absolutely, definitely isn`t you.
Chris Addison, award-winning writer, actor, supreme abdicator of responsibility, takes us on a hysterical journey through the many occasions modern society affords to feel better about our own faults by pointing out bigger ones in others. Righteousness has never felt better.
Publication date: 13/11/2008
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||13th November 2008|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, The Real World,|
Chris Addison is an acclaimed stand-up comic and actor. He has been twice-nominated for the PERRIER AWARD at the Edinburgh Festival and twice-nominated for the Barry Humphries Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In December 2005 he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for his role in the BBC's new political satire, THE THICK OF IT. He writes for the Guardian and the Times. Author Photo © AVALON MANAGEMENTMore About Chris Addison