For anyone who has taken the time to see my standup performances or watched my chat show, Chattyman, knows that my body has hardly been kind to me in fact thereve been times when weve actually stopped talking to each other. Balding, myopic, often flaky with psoriasis, back fat that hangs suspended like a cape, a voice that could strip varnish, an increasingly dodgy hip and even dodgier teeth. Why would you draw attention to it? you must ask. Couldnt you just call the book something else? Do you think the Great British Public is ready to pore over your body?