Only When I Laugh
Hardback 352pp Illustrated
9780091949358   Product Code: 22831
Paul Martin renamed himself after the London borough of Merton when informed by the actor's union, Equity, that a juggler in Leeds was already working under his real name. He soon established himself as a leading light of the alternative comedy scene of the 1980s. Recounting his childhood and adolescence, rise to fame and personal struggles, including a description of his spell in the Maudsley psychiatric hospital in 1990, this autobiography is a candid summary of his life and career.