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Susan Calman writes her first book on how she deals with depression

The reaction to the show she wrote about mental health was so positive that she wanted to expand on the show and write a more detailed account of surviving when you’re the world’s most negative person.

The Crab of Hate is the personification of Calman’s depression and her version of the notorious Black Dog. A constant companion in her life, the Crab has provided her with the best, and very worst of times.This is a very personal memoir of how, after many years and with a lot of help and talking, she has embraced her dark side and realised that she can be the most joyous sad person you’ll ever meet.

Cheer Up Love is funny, poignant and (hopefully) informative. It’s always good to talk.

Crab - Cheer Up Love, Susan Calman Two Roads Books

Calman, said: ‘Nothing makes me happier than talking about depression and hopefully people will enjoy reading my particular brand of advice on the subject. ‘Packed with stories, humour and a bit of the serious stuff, I have literally written the book on how it feels to be told “Cheer up, Love” 

View our pages on depression here

‘Susan Calman never fails to make me hoot with laughter’

Sarah Millican

‘The forthcoming, heartbreaking and heart-warming memoir from the Radio 4 favourite… Avoiding all the usual ‘tears of a clown’ clichés, she tackles homophobia, self-harm and finding your voice. Unmissable’

Damian Barr

 

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