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I'm a Joke and So Are You

Reflections on Humour and Humanity
Narrated by: Robin Ince
Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Evening Standard's the Best Comedy Books of the Year
2018 Skinny's Book of the Year, 2018

What better way to understand ourselves than through the eyes of comedians - those who professionally examine our quirks on stage daily? 

In this touching and witty book, award-winning presenter and comic Robin Ince uses the life of the stand-up as a way of exploring some of the biggest questions we all face. Where does anxiety come from? How do we overcome imposter syndrome? What is the key to creativity? How can we deal with grief?  

Informed by personal insights from Robin as well as interviews with some of the world's top comedians, neuroscientists and psychologists, this is a hilarious and often moving primer to the mind. But it is also a powerful call to embrace the full breadth of our inner experience - no matter how strange we worry it may be!

©2018 Robin Ince (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Joyfully entertaining. Full of warmth, wisdom and affectionate delight in the wonder and absurdity of being human." (Observer)

"Funny, honest and heart-warming." (Matt Haig) 

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He’s a joke and so am I

Loved it. Very thoughtful, often funny. Excellent- is that nine words now?? No, apparently not.

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  • A. Paterson
  • 23-10-2019

Thoughtful and fascinating.

For anyone interested in the mechanics of comedy, Robin Ince explores the neurological and psychological makeup of humour with his usual charm and wit. But if you can’t be bothered then it can all be distilled down to this one perfect lesson: Never reveal the cardigan too early.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-06-2019

Hugely entertaining!

Funny, fascinating and insightful. I listened to it in the car heading down to Dublin and couldn't wait for the journey back to finish it! Highly recommended.

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  • stansdad25
  • 15-10-2019

great listen

if you like Robin Ince and like comedic psychology then this is the book for you. will liaten to this more than once.

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  • pbar
  • 06-10-2019

Wonderful.

I Listened To The Book In One Go.
Robin Writes Beautifully And Opens His Heart And Soul. I Loved It.

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  • MJ
  • 06-09-2019

Great to hear it read by the author

Love listening to Robin Ince speak, so found this book hugely enhanced by being narrated by Robin himself. Both interesting and entertaining.

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  • Dogma
  • 04-08-2019

I Love This Book

When a book is dedicated to Barry Crimmins it's probably worth reading. When it also includes insightful commentary on Doug Stanhope, Eddie Pepitone and Ken Dodd while mixing in some neuropsychology then it's definitely worth reading.

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  • Samuraibudo
  • 23-07-2019

Phenominal

A great book about comedy, comedians and the human mind in general. I will cerrainly give this a 2nd listen over the coming months.

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  • John Ottaway
  • 26-05-2019

Beautiful

I read this book when it was released last year and enjoyed it immenselyy, but listening to Robin read it, added another layer to that

i can't recommend this enough

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  • Mr. D. Pike
  • 04-10-2019

self-obsessed rantings of a middle aged comic.

self-obsessed rantings of a middle aged comic. Wish I had never bought it, waste of a credit.

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