Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life (out of print)
Why is my jumper depreciating? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping them? Why is every film and TV programme a sequel or a remake? Why are we so reliant on perpetual diversion that someone has created chocolate toothpaste? Is there anything to be done about the Internet?..These and many other questions trouble David Mitchell as he delights us with a tour of the absurdities of modern life. Funny, provocative and shot through with refreshing amounts of common sense - drawn from Mitchell's 'Observer' columns and including new material - 'Thinking About it Only Makes It Worse' celebrates and commiserates on the state of things in our not entirely glorious world.
From the much-loved comedian comes a collection of his funniest and most brilliant rants and raves.
David Mitchell is a comedian, actor and writer. He stars in Peep Show, writes for the Observer, co-hosts 10 O'Clock Live, has appeared in every TV or radio panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Quote Unquote and A League Of Their Own and has been in two films neither of which made a profit. He is married, childless and the polysyllabic member of the double-act 'Mitchell and Webb'. His memoir Back Story was published in 2012. Soon he will do more.