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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
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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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  • Nate
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Keenan Clark
  • 2020-04-04

Disarmingly Honest and fun

I love Limmy for his sketches, his streams, and for his interviews and podcasts I’ve listened to. Didn’t expect to love this book as much as I did though. His stories are charming and insightful, and his delivery helps the darker bits land more like parables our a friend telling you a story he’d finish with “could ya believe that?”.

Great stuff, highly recommend—especially if you’ve had troubles with your head

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  • Gregory A.
  • 2019-11-11

A heartfelt introspective on the life of Limmy

Brian narrates his own life in what feels like an old friend telling you everything you've missed since you've last seen him. A surprisingly relatable look into the struggles of self-awareness, love, and the constant challenges of mental health.

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  • 2019-10-02

Its a solid book!

Solid book, great job Limmy! I got a good laugh but I did have to adjust to that "accent" lol

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  • Matt Wheeler
  • 2019-08-21

If you love Limmy...

We really love Limmy. His sense of humor and way of thinking is awesome. Hearing his story by him has been enjoyable, relatable and fascinating. If you love Limmy’s show, go for it.

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  • P. J. McCartney
  • 2019-07-10

Laughed and Cried

Loved this book honest and funny a reminder for me of growing up in Glasgow