Isy Suttie

Season 3 Episode 7


Stand Up, actor and writer Isy Suttie joins Robin and Josie this week to talk about her new book, The Actual One.  As usual, the conversation meanders through all sorts of topics from stand up to Jane Eyre to poo to Sue Townsend.  They also establish a new comedic cliche to replace the tired ‘The differences between men and women’; The differences between Bronte fans and Austen fans. It’s bound to catch on. 


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Reading List

Isy recommends:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Ghost Children by Sue Townsend

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend

Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding

The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

Stoner by John Williams

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Robin recommends:

Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Burton, Harris, O’Toole and Reed by Robert Sellers

The Richard Burton Diaries edited by Chris Williams

The Essential Lenny Bruce edited by John Cohen

The autobiographies of Roger Moore

Dead Funny Encore edited by Johnny Mains and Robin Ince

The Mayflower Book of Black Magic Stories  by Michael Parry

The work of James Baldwin

The Neon Bible by John Kennedy Toole

The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

How I Live Now by Meg Rosof

Josie recommends:

The Actual One: How I tried, and failed, to remain twenty-something for ever by Isy Suttie

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend

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