A Pocketful of Happiness (Paperback)
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A Pocketful of Happiness (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 11/05/2023
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Waterstones Says

Born out of his late wife's entreaty to Grant to find a pocketful of happiness in each day, this tender, moving and frequently hilarious memoir tracks back and forth through the Withnail & I actor's stellar career, entwining juicy showbiz gossip with uplifting reflections on hope and everyday joy.

Born in Swaziland in 1957, Richard E. Grant moved to the UK to pursue his acting career, and has been a fixture on our screens since his breakout role in Withnail and I in 1987. When his beloved wife Joan died in 2021 after almost forty years together, she set him a challenge: to find a pocketful of happiness in every day.

The result is this book.

Set between the present day and flashbacks to delightfully indiscreet diary entries recalling landmarks from his remarkable life and glittering career, this is an immensely personal and profound memoir that celebrates and cherishes life’s unexpected joys.

Funny, moving and perceptive, A Pocketful of Happiness is an insight into the life of a much loved British actor.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398519503
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Fascinating, funny and heart wrenching. Ultimately uplifting because it’s a beautiful and honest celebration of a deep, deep love’   - Dame Julie Walters

‘A gorgeously candid account of acting and showbusiness. And an intimate and heartfelt story of love, loss and a life spent together. I cannot remember being so moved by a book.’ - Dolly Alderton

‘An emotional rollercoaster – profoundly moving and wonderfully entertaining. A brilliant memoir about living, loving and losing.’ - Bernardine Evaristo

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“Sad but enjoyable”

Excellent book, Sad but also a celebration of life and love, recommended

Hardback edition
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Katy Wheatley

“Heartbreaking and Heartwarming in Equal Measure”

A memoir of Grant's career post Withnail, interspersed with a diary of the last months of his beloved wife Joan's life. It's obviously incredibly sad in places but also hugely uplifting to read about a... More

Hardback edition
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“A pocketful of pleasure”

A remarkable piece of writing that manages to delve into the lives, loves, laughter and pain of two prominent actors within the theatre and movie world.
Using a diary-styled format, Richard E.Grant conveys to the... More

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