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  • Surprisingly Down to Earth, and Very Funny

  • My Autobiography
  • Written by: Limmy
  • Narrated by: Limmy
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The hysterical, shocking and incredibly intimate memoir from one of the most original and unique comedians alive today.

Hello! I’m Brian Limond, aka Limmy. You might know me from Limmy’s Show. Or you might not know me at all. Don’t worry if you don’t.

They asked me to write a book about mental health, because I sometimes talk about my mental health in tweets and interviews, like suicidal thoughts and anxiety, and what I’ve done to try to deal with it.

I said to them, oh, I don’t know if I could fill a whole book with just that. But how’s about I write a general autobiography type of thing, and all the mental health stuff will naturally appear along the way? I could talk about growing up and slashing my wrist and taking acid all the time and getting done for car theft and feeling like a mad freak that would never amount to anything.

And then how I made my own sketch show. I directed it and everything. Plus I’m a dad. I’m an adult. But I still feel like that mad freak from years ago. I still feel like chucking it all away, for a laugh.

I asked them if they wanted me to write about all that, plus some other stuff. Like being an alky. And my sexual problems. Stuff like that.

They said aye.

So here it is.

©2019 Limmy (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

What the critics say

"One of the most innovative and fearless comedians on the block." (The Guardian)

"One of the most idiosyncratic and original comics working today." (The Independent

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  • Paul Kaye
  • 2020-06-28

Limmy's Book

Fucking great. Learned that "greetin" means crying. 10/10.

Super relatable the way he describes mental health. I only recently got into this dude's comedy but I think I'll be a fan for life after this book.

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  • DRB
  • 2022-03-25

entertaining

loved it, well worth the listen, I laughed a good bit too. more words

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  • Katie Mathieu
  • 2022-03-11

Thank god he narrates it himself

You like Limmy? Buy it. Listen to it. Don't think about it just do it. You don't like Limmy? What's wrong with you? He's the greatest man, you're gonna love it.

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  • Kevin Heslip
  • 2021-10-27

Surprisingly down to earth

I got way more than I bargained for with this find. I expected this to just be some f-ing nutter out of touch comedian trying to cash in on his 15 minutes, but was pleasantly surprised by how down to earth he was. I found myself reminiscing on my own childhood and adolescence at many points, and laughing heartily at many others. Very relatable, but definitely not in your face about it. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-08-11

A definite laugh

Hearing a life story from the man himself. Brilliant, funny and makes you think

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-07-26

really solid

I need to write 15 words here but I don't know what to say other than that this is the most honest I've heard anyone be that's in the public eye.
probably more honest than people i know in real life.
this is more than 15 words now so I'll stop.

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  • Just a guy
  • 2021-03-17

limmy

A funny Scottish man tells his story. Resonated with me. I am glad I am not the only one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-13

Hilarious, touching, enlightening, and very human.

A very fun listen. If you're already a Limmy fan then you'll love every bit of it and you'll enjoy all the call backs and further info on parts of the Limmy lore. It's a refreshingly candid look into mental health and depression that most people could benefit from giving a listen. Very funny and surprisingly down to earth indeed

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-10

fantastic

i was absorbed for the whole thing.
it was touching at points, and very funny.

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  • Thomas G.
  • 2020-04-17

Helped me a lot and made me laugh

So happy I got this. Very funny and helped me a lot. I can't wait for the next one.