Delicacy: A memoir about cake and death (Hardback)
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Delicacy: A memoir about cake and death (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 15/04/2021
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'Mesmerising . . . an extraordinary piece of writing.' - The i paper

'A layer cake of truth, pain and wisdom iced with charm. I loved it.' - Sue Perkins

'Painfully raw and incredibly funny' - Simon Amstell

'A book that offers many pleasures . . . hectically funny, eloquently angry.' - TLS

'Katy sees the world like no one else and deciphers it with extraordinary beauty. Delicacy took my breath away' - Lolly Adefope

'Heartbreaking, ridiculously clever and laugh out loud funny. One of the best books on trauma I've ever read'

- Scarlett Curtis

'Fabulous story-telling and completely delicious writing' - Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast

'Katy is a stunning writer, seamlessly moving between bitingly funny moments and moments that make you violently, cathartically sob at 2am. An absolute belter of a book that stays with you' - Roisin Conaty

'Brilliantly original, funny and insightful. Dry and comic, but also very moving. I absolutely loved Delicacy' - Katy Brand

'Gentle, heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny and poetically told - an intimate memoir that stays with you'

- Rose Matafeo

'A stunning book in which darkness and light, tragedy and humour, pain and hope are all masterfully, affectingly balanced' - Liam Williams

'Deeply comforting in how relatable it is, hilarious, and moving. I felt like this book was my best friend as soon as I started reading it'

- Mae Martin

'Brimming with graceful, charming writing - this book perfectly encapsulates so many moments we face as girls and women and I only wish I'd read it sooner' - Kiri Pritchard-McLean

'Honest, raw, profound, deeply moving and funny' - Bridget Christie

'A deeply dark slice of comedic mastery' - Sarah Solemani

'An exquisite and important book. Delicacy is funny and sad and beautiful' - Maeve Higgins

'Katy has one of the most singular and enviable minds working today (and tomorrow)' - Jamie Demetriou, creator of Stath Lets Flats

'I loved this wry melancholy memoir and identified so much. Full of breathtaking intimacy and honesty, ultimately a comfort, this spoonful of wise and funny sugar helps the medicine of maturity go down.'

- Alice Lowe

From award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix comes Delicacy - a different kind of memoir from an astonishing new voice.

Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472261199
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 220 x 138 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A book that gets wiser, darker, and more brutally truthful every time you turn the page. Word of mouth is slowly turning it into a passionately recommended cult hit. A book you give a friend in trouble - like a shot of whisky, or a life raft. Or, like the book suggests, cake. * Caitlin Moran *
A layer cake of truth, pain and wisdom iced with charm. I loved it. * Sue Perkins *
Mesmerising . . . an extraordinary piece of writing. * The i Paper *
Raw, profound and relatable. * Stylist *
Painfully raw and incredibly funny * Simon Amstell *
A book that offers many pleasures . . . hectically funny, eloquently angry. * TLS *
Heartbreaking, ridiculously clever and laugh out loud funny. One of the best books on trauma I've ever read. * Scarlett Curtis *
Gentle, heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny and poetically told - an intimate memoir that stays with you * Rose Matafeo *
Katy sees the world like no one else and deciphers it with extraordinary beauty. Delicacy took my breath away * Lolly Adefope *
Honest, raw, profound, deeply moving and funny * Bridget Christie *
Wix is such an astonishingly good writer that she makes this into an unlikely page-turner. She turns her pain into poetry: intimate, candid, exquisitely described, deftly using words rich with grace, pain and power. * Chortle *
Fabulous story-telling and completely delicious writing * Cariad Lloyd *
A stunning book in which darkness and light, tragedy and humour, pain and hope are all masterfully, affectingly balanced. * Liam Williams *
Brilliantly original, funny and insightful. Dry and comic, but also very moving. I absolute loved Delicacy * Katy Brand *
Painfully vivid . . . insightful. * Sunday Express *
Deeply comforting in how relatable it is, hilarious, and moving. I felt like this book was my best friend as soon as I started reading it * Mae Martin *
Brimming with graceful, charming writing - this book perfectly encapsulates so many moments we face as girls and women and I only wish I'd read it sooner * Kiri Pritchard-McLean *
An exquisite and important book. Delicacy is funny and sad and beautiful * Maeve Higgins *
Katy has one of the most singular and enviable minds working today (and tomorrow) * Jamie Demetriou *
Wix is showing a different side to herself, not only demonstrating her talents as a gifted writer but laying bare traumatic parts of her life with an honesty and openness that might surprise fans of her TV work. * The Sunday Post *
It is mesmerisingly good. * The i paper *
Mesmerising . . . an extraordinary piece of writing * The i paper *

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