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Summary

An improviser's guide to embracing whatever life throws at you!

Pippa Evans is an expert in saying 'Yes' - and 'No'. She's a master of thinking on her feet but has also had to learn how to go with the flow. In this book she's passing on everything she's learnt from her award-winning improv career, as both a performer and teacher, so you can take centre stage in your own life.

In telling her story, delving into the craft of improvisation and sharing fun exercises and practice you can do at home, Pippa will help you become fully yourself - realising your potential and ability to adapt to the ever changing world around you. It's dangerous, being yourself, but let's just take it one step at a time. Start the audiobook, take a breath and get ready to say 'yes'.

©2021 Pippa Evans (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Great book

I LOVED this book! The book was well written and funny but incredibly informative. I hadn’t ever thought about improv in my daily life and found this book to be very insightful and from a completely new perspective. The exercises were really good and some of them I am going to go back and listen to again. Following my obvious is I think my favourite takeaway from the book. Pippa was also a good narrator and kept the story engaging which I think added to the overall feel of the book compared to simply reading it. Definitely would recommend!

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Pippa Evans the next nation treasure?

Buy two copies; one for you and one for an improv partner. Really enjoyed it.

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A fantastic life resource

Loved this book. So many tips transferable to your own life. I don't relisten to many of my extensive selection of audio books but this one will be played over and over. Treat yourself to this gem, packed full of wisdom, fun exercises and practical application.

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Surprisingly practical and useful!

I have never done improv (even though I might after listening to this) but I was intrigued by the stellar reviews, so I bought the book. Pippa Evans exceeded my high and curious expectations. It's funny and practical - a new perspective on life and its daily challenges. Highly recommended.

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Improv is life !

Very much enjoyed this . It was like having a friend in my ear and actually very timely . The exercises were lots of fun and relevant to what was being discussed . I love Pippa's honesty and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to shake things up in their life or improvisers who want to hear from an expert .

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Captivating and informative. Loved it!

I recently came across improv as part of a course on embodiment that I was doing. I wanted to get a better perspective on the topic and after a thorough research on the books and auhtors on audible I chose this one.

For someone who's had a little taster and is curious to dive a bit deeper this is a perfect listen. My interest is not only in tools and skills etc but also in how improv can be used to reveal thought and behavioural patterns, to gain awareness and improvE your life.

The book has a quite brief overview on the history of improv, lays the foundations by introducing basic terms etc used by improvisers, has examples illustrated by colleagues of the author and has chapters with exercise ideas to try out!
All of this is delivered with some humour, the narrative flows naturally and is easy to listen to. The author reads the book herself which I always find favorable and in this case it felt so much alive as if she was telling the listeners, rather than reading to them.

Thank you, Pippa!

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Great life tips explained in a novel way!

I attended an improv workshop organised by a professional work group I belong to. Pippa took the session and it was interesting and fun. So I bought her book on Audible. It’s an easy listen and not too long. She explains everything and adds amusing anecdotes along the way.

I had no idea about the world of improv other than watching stand up comics. There are lots of life lessons in this book in the context of improv. Pippa Segways from one idea to another seamlessly making good points about everything.

If you fancy an easy listen to someone with a really pleasant voice who shares parts of her life with no pretensions but lots of insight then you will enjoy this.

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Brilliant book on improv

I loved this: Pippa is really wise and engaging. I found all the stories and exercises really easy to follow and there is a lot to think about.

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Brilliant

Loved this book! Super helpful, insightful and interesting. Also loved the Jagged Little Pill ‘secret track.’

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Yes and!

Yes and it makes a change from all the other self-help books in that it is written by someone who has mastered their art and is willing to share the valuable lessons learned along the way.