Paperback pick: I Laughed, I Cried

A moving and funny portrayal of a woman chasing her dream


Paperback pick: I Laughed, I Cried

I Laughed, I Cried  

by Viv Groskop (Orion, £8.99)

Spurred on by a looming 40th birthday, journalist Viv Groskop decides to fulfil a long-held ambition and become a stand-up comedian.

She plays a riotous 100 gigs in 100 consecutive nights; all the time guiltily pining for her family.

Groskop’s sharp, savvy account of her triumphant, messy adventure is inspiring, moving and funny.

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