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I received Tough Crowd by Andi Osho prior to its release in exchange for an honest review
Back in 2008 – 2013 me and my friends used to sit around drinking whatever cheap alcohol we could find. Being a group of introverts, drinking in the park wasn’t really our thing. Instead, we’d sit around watching recordings of live comedy or reruns of panel shows. As a group of creatives, we were always inspired by female writers and comics in particular. We enjoyed watching sets by Shappi Khorsandi, Jo Brand, Sarah Millican and Andi Osho, amongst many other talented ladies on the comedy circuit. At one point, I swear we could recite some of the sets word-for-word!
Since I had children, I rarely watch TV anymore (anyone else’s TV seem to be always stuck on Bing Bunny or Peppa Pig?) so I’ve fallen out of touch with the comedy scene quite a bit! Nowadays, I love a good audiobook to keep me company whilst I’m carrying out mundane household tasks.
It took me by surprise last week when I saw Andi Osho had written a book! Not just a book, but a fictional book about comedy and family life. I was very grateful to be granted an advanced copy of the audiobook to give my thoughts on!
Tough Crowd by Andi Osho Review
What is Tough Crowd by Andi Osho about?
Abi is a temporary data entry clerk but by night she’s an aspiring comedian. Abi has always been told she’s ‘too much’ by everyone.
When a date goes awry Abi sits at the bar to drown her sorrows. That’s when she gets talking to Will. What follows is a whirlwind romance. Will loves Abi for who she is, but unbeknownst to Abi – he’s hiding a big secret! Will has two daughters from a previous relationship, which makes for a tumultuous journey into being a stepparent – totally uncharted ground for Abi! Can Abi reinvent her career, master being a stepparent and keep her love alive with Will?
What I loved about Tough Crowd
Regardless of your career path, I’m sure everyone can relate to the feeling of being too much or not enough. We’ve all had family or friends who haven’t supported our dreams in the way we’d like. That’s what makes this book so relatable.
The themes in the book could quite easily be heavy but the hefty sprinkling of jokes throughout make this a really light and fun read. There are some parts which made me laugh out loud too!
If you’re looking for a cute romance book to pick your spirits up, I’d definitely recommend reading Tough Crowd – perhaps a fantastic book to pack in your case read whilst on your summer holidays!
Overall it’s a wonderfully uplifting and feel-good book.
How is the Audio performance of Tough Crowd?
Fantastic! I love books where the author is also the narrator. I think Tough Crowd in particular is definitely a book I’d recommend to listen to as an Audiobook! Andi Osho is a wonderful storyteller and her audio performance injects each character full of life, I really felt like I could get to know each character. What I wasn’t expecting was a short interview with Andi Osho at the end of the Audiobook, I love when authors have this at the end of an audiobook! Andi gives a little bit of insight into the writing process and answers questions from fans!
I’d definitely recommend getting your hands on a copy of Tough Crowd!
Have you read any of Andi Osho’s books? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!