Klopp Actually: (Imaginary) Life with Football's Most Sensible Heartthrob (Hardcover)
A hilarious diary of married life with the sensible, no-nonsense man of all our dreams: Jürgen Klopp, from critically-acclaimed comedian and Twitter sensation Laura Lexx.
Inspired by the viral tweet:'If I ever met Jürgen Klopp I'd say "omg if we have a baby we should call it Klipp" just so he'd raise an eyebrow at me and tell me I'm a moron and I'd be so naked by the time he'd finished doing that...'
In these uncertain times we all need a coping mechanism. And Laura Lexx has found the obvious one - imagining life married to the sensible, no-nonsense man of our dreams, Jürgen Klopp. She thinks maybe he has something to do with football? More importantly, he definitely knows how to efficiently stack a dishwasher and would tell you honestly if you were being unreasonable about a colleague.
From job interviews to furniture shopping in IKEA to making a birthday cake for their daughter, Klipp, Klopp Actuallyis a hilarious, warm and deeply silly diary of life with everyone's favourite baseball-cap-wearing, bespectacled German football manager.
'I shiver, my skin breaking out into tiny goosebumps. "Are you cold?" He whispers, his lips brushing my ear, making the fine hairs ripple. "A little." I grin, pressing against his thigh. He runs a hand down the curve of my spine... "You should put a jumper on."'
'I'd LOVE to read a whole book of Laura's funny, clever, sweet imagination . . . it made me laugh a huge amount!' Marian Keyes
'Laura is so funny and I can't wait to read this book and I hope it isn't awkward when I *actually* marry Jürgen Klopp' Sara Pascoe
'It's rare to find brilliant new talent, rarer still to discover it on twitter but Laura's thread on Klopp was my highlight of the year. I cannot wait to see what she does in book form. I shall devour it. A great shining comedic talent' Emma Kennedy
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Laura Lexx is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer who lives in Brighton. She has a real husband who is real, brilliant, handsome and typing this.
Laura has had four critically acclaimed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her most recent two, Trying and Knee Jerk, both received multiple 5* reviews and won her Best Performer in the Comedian's Choice Awards two years in a row. She has also appeared widely on TV and radio, from Live at the Apollo and Hypothetical to Roast Battle and The Comedy Club.
Her debut novel, Pivot, will be published by Two Roads in 2022.
Laura is so funny and I can't wait to read this book and I hope it isn't awkward when I *actually* marry Jürgen Klopp—Sara Pascoe
It's rare to find brilliant new talent, rarer still to discover it on Twitter but Laura's thread on Klopp was my highlight of the year. I cannot wait to see what she does in book form. I shall devour it. A great shining comedic talent—Emma Kennedy
I am absolute LOVINGKlopp Actually... it was my favourite, favourite birthday present.—Zoe Ball
I laughed until I cracked a rib—Adrian Chiles, BBC Radio 5 Live