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Because I Don't Know What You Mean and What You Don't

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She’s still touring as a comedian, winning avid fans for her open-hearted, earnest, fiercely political brand of comedy, the latest show of which is Re-Enchantment, an exploration of her lockdown experiences raising two small kids and moving to Scotland, and her fury at the right-wing English establishment. I found the stories here daring, funny, refreshingly frank, miraculous and, despite all the misshapen characters, refreshingly uplifting. Long is elated to have created something with the potential for a long shelf life, in contrast to her stand-up shows which are somewhat lost to time. For me it has to be from my experience or will relate to it in a whimsical way, whereas with these it can just be like two girls find a thing. The first three pieces follow a schoolgirl who hates her body and her family, talking up her occult powers to get in with the cool kids; the poisonous inanity of a neighbourhood WhatsApp group during lockdown; and a woman bringing her new partner to a party where everyone else seems to have their lives much more together, "Salads on the table like nothing I've ever made myself.

Opening up this book is like skinny-dipping in the brain of a genius – I never wanted to come up for air. I’m beyond excited to be bringing out this book, it has been a dream of mine since I wrote stories as a child," she said. By the age of 24 her first full-length Edinburgh Fringe show had won her a Best Newcomer Award and the 41-year-old has been a staple of the capital’s Festival scene ever since with this year’s Re-Enchantment continuing its UK tour with gigs in Aberdeen and Inverness later this month. News of the title – set to be published in hardback in June – comes as Long announces her biggest UK tour so far, with 39 dates across 2023.Like overhearing excerpts from relatable people’s lives in a cafe, this was a pleasure to listen to - maybe a bit of a council estate Bennet Talking Heads for the next generation, and better? It's a book I'll read again - if you know Josie Long as a comedian, don't go into this one expecting laughs. Josie Long is my favourite comedian and when reading these stories, all the cynicism I’ve acquired gets replaced by the enthusiasm I felt the first time I saw her live.

It was very provocative and unnerving at times how the one's presentation is manipulation or a defense mechanism and how one's thoughts do not equal what they expose to the world. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility.All of them are fiction but contain something that comes from my life, be it: how I felt about someone; what someone did to me; a person I know; err, an ex-boyfriend I wish to seek permanent revenge on,” she laughs.

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