Comedian Calman's book on depression to Two Roads

Comedian Calman's book on depression to Two Roads

Two Roads has acquired a book by comedian, actress and writer Susan Calman.

The book, currently titled Cheer Up Love: further adventures of the Crab of Hate, will examine Calman’s life coping with depression and “how, with a bit of work and a lot of box sets, she started appreciating how excellent gloomy people actually are”.

Two Roads said Cheer Up Love would be “a survival handbook on how to think positively when you’re the world’s most negative person”.

Publisher Lisa Highton bought world rights to Cheer Up Love from Vivienne Clore at the Richard Stone Partnership.

Highton said: “We’re all huge fans of Susan Calman and we’re over the moon to be doing her book – it’s a serious subject but handled with Susan’s wit and warmth it might well cheer many people up.”

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 will literally write the book on how it feels to be told "Cheer up Love". I can't wait to get started.”

Cheer Up Love will be published in May 2016.

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