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It's Not Me, It's You!: Impossible perfectionist seeks very very very tidy woman Paperback – 15 Mar 2012

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007460902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007460908
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (501 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jon Richardson is a stand up comedian from Lancaster. His first solo Edinburgh show about his obsessive compulsive personality disorder was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. His 2009 show about his resulting perfectionism was nominated in the Best Show category. 2011 has seen him join the 8 out of 10 cats team along with host Jimmy Carr and Sean Lock.

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‘Richardson is an OCD-afflicted, grumpy young man who can spin a brilliant routine and could well be the best comic of his generation.’ The Herald

‘Boldly funny and expertly written, it’s a look at dark subjects deftly handled by an engaging comic talent.’ Shortlist

‘Written in his unique style, Jon's quest is a hilarious eye-opener into the mind of a neat freak.’ The Sun

‘I loved Jon’s book. It’s even better than the real thing because you can’t hear his voice.’ Michael McIntyre

‘Jon’s book is just like him. Funny, enjoyable and short.’ Alan Carr

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‘I loved Jon’s book. It’s even better than the real thing because you can’t hear his voice.’ Michael McIntyre

‘Jon’s book is just like him. Funny enjoyable and short.’ Alan Carr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Jimb'o on 30 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
Do not buy this book if you're just looking for laughs from cover to cover. This book is far more than that.

There are some brilliant 'laugh out loud' moments in this book, don't read it in public if you're easily embarrassed! However, this book is not just a series of funny anecdotes, it's Jon showing a very personal part of himself with great honesty and candour.

I went to see Jon at the Edinburgh Fringe; he did an hour's book reading of this - you truly get inside the real Jon Richardson, not just the comedy ...and that is what this book is all about. I had the privelege of meeting Jon afterwards, and he truly is just as he writes. His writing is naturally him, no flourishes or gloss, just real Jon Richardson.

This book is a must buy, try it, you won't be disappointed (as long as you heed my opening sentence).
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A. Marczak TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 July 2012
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I've read a lot of books by comedians that try to transfer their stage style to paper and struggle. They have enough comedy to last them 10 minutes on a comedy roadshow, but they can't stretch it out for 300 pages.

Meet Jon Richardson, a perfectionist who finds fault in things he sees that are not quite right, and he sees them everywhere.

He tries to explain why he's been single for eight years, against the backdrop of trying to woo, or not, someone he's taken a fancy to.

It's well thought out, and very enjoyable to read. Those familiar with his dry wit from "8 out of 10 cats" will feel the frustration in his tone as he battles with the "quiet" carriage, but will also cringe at his obsession with seeing, or missing, a mileometer milestone.

It's a real surprise that such an unassuming character, and a relative newcomer to the comedy panel circuit, could produce such a fine book.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lancashire Liz on 23 Jun. 2011
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Having just finished this book, I find myself impressed by the candour in which Jon expresses himself.

I loved the Mighway section, that is definitely how I feel about most other road users although a fear of retaliation from said other idiots makes me rant to myself and myself only and it did make me laugh out loud and read bits to my husband who also laughed. Driving a beaten up car recklessly at them and watching them swerve in their c**kmobile does make me feel a bit better though! I did find the way he talks about freaking himself out by constantly replaying different scenarios in his head to ring true too. I definitely spend hours and hours (that as a parent/teacher) I don't have. I also find grey afternoons by the sea to be comforting and have spent many a happy hour doing just that!

Having seen his stand-up twice though, I would say that his personality on stage is a lot more lighthearted and easier to listen to. However, I would probably say that being alone is a lifestyle choice which with a bit of effort could be rectified if the desire and the fear can be overcome. Think compromise is the way most relationships seem to work and as a happily married person I did resent the implication that somehow I have lost myself along the way as I don't feel that at all, maybe that makes me a smug git but it is nice to have someone to talk to and share stuff with.

All in all, enjoyed it with sense of cringeworthy 'that's me too'. But god must be hard work and exhausting being so 'right' all the time!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brady on 11 Aug. 2014
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Good book and Jon's views are lot deeper and thought provoking as a writer than you'd expect from a comedian. Then again in age where comedians are much more mainstream and diverse than just mere people who tell jokes thanks to Stewart Lee and Russell brand comedians have something to say outside comedy and pedantic and weird as I find Jon and more compulsive than any ocd sufferer I know he has charm and a ingenious way of thinking, if only he can get out his own way. I also feel his eyes judging me on many mistakes made typing this but I'm off to kill fictional soldiers online ad life's too short
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Frost on 1 April 2015
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I am a firm fan of Jon Richardson and have long been curious about his alleged OCD affliction. In this very funny memoir, Jon invites us to share his struggles with OCD, his quiet life in Swindon whilst touring as a stand-up comedian - and also his search for the perfect girl. Turns out, Jon really is OCD - not just a little extra-tidy! I love his low-key self-deprecating wit, droll commentary on modern life and 'OCD filtered' observational humour. A little Google search tells me that Jon has now found his dream girl - and I am very happy to hear it!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By SilentSinger TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Jan. 2012
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Obsessed as I am by the private thoughts of comedians these days I thought I'd read this offering from stand-up comic Jon Richardson, somebody I've spotted on various panel shows where he's mentioned his OCDish tendencies and how they affect his life - doing the washing up prior to eating? Huh? Anyway this book takes us on a journey of the travelling comedians' life as he drives to a gig, stays in a B&B eats at various places and generally obsesses about a waitress whom he met in his local carvery and whether the first tentative steps towards gaining a partner could succeed. It's full of self-deprecating humour throughout and in many ways is the tale of a slightly depressed individual. I did appreciate the `private Jon/outgoing Jonny' psyche, a thing which most of us, if we're totally honest, could relate to.

At times the prose got a little tedious and I did find myself skipping over certain bits but generally the book was very readable. I especially loved the scene set on the Swindon-London train in which he challenges a fellow boorish commuter with a hugely amusing message. I did find myself feeling very sorry for him at times and hoping that he'd seek professional help as I believe it would be a tall order finding him the perfect woman at the moment.
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