Are you between 5 and 25? If so, enter the Wicked Young Writer Awards NOW - click here for details...

twitter newgen books for YA readers
Search our site
A Long Way from Home by Cathy Glass Read the opening extract of the brand new Cathy Glass book before its publication on 22/02/2018

Look Back in Hunger: The Autobiography by Jo Brand
  

Look Back in Hunger: The Autobiography

Biography / Autobiography   eBook Favourites   

Lovereading view...

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 31 May 2010.

Jo Brand, as one of Britain's best loved comedians, has a wickedly dry sense of humour and this comes across loud and clear in her biography. Hers is a fascinating story having swapped a career as a psychiatric nurse for a more daunting career in stand-up comedy. She is a great story teller, with laugh out loud moments as she covers her formative years and the highs and lows of her career to date.

If you like Jo Brand you might also like to read books by Scarlett Thomas and David Nicholls.

Synopsis

Look Back in Hunger: The Autobiography by Jo Brand

Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice, she tells her story for the first time. What possessed her to become a professional comedian in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy after ten years as a psychiatric nurse? How did she deal with late night drunken audiences? From her early years growing up in a small south coast town with two brothers who toughened her up, to emerging on stage as 'The Sea Monster', Jo Brand tells it like it is with wit and candour.

About the Author

Jo Brand

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.

Photograph © Trevor Leighton

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2010

Author

Jo Brand

More books by Jo Brand
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
eBook Favourites

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Individual actors & performers

ISBN

9780755355259

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools