I Never Said I Loved You: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Paperback)
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I Never Said I Loved You: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER (Paperback)

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'I Never Said I Love You is one of the most electric, enchanting, engrossing and energising memoirs of self-harm, self-loathing, grief, eating disorders, suicide - and sex - that you will read.'
The Sunday Times

'Indecently entertaining... one of the most uplifting and eccentric memoirs I have ever read.' Observer

'Brutally honest and relentlessly funny.'
Adam Kay, author of 'This is Going to Hurt'

'A brilliant memoir full of gasp-inducing honesty about depression and family and taking control of your own pain. Funny, sad, hopeful, I Never Said I Loved You is an irresistible, strangely empowering read.' Matt Haig

'This mind-blowingly wonderful memoir had me convulsing with laughter even while my heart was breaking. It's utterly effing BEAUTIFUL.' Marian Keyes

'I found myself blindsided by this extraordinary book ... I was deeply moved by its capacity both to depict pain, and offer consolation. I loved it, and won't ever forget it.' Sarah Perry

'Both touching and funny' the Telegraph

On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik begins to loosen its grip for a moment - so he seizes the opportunity: to own it, to understand it, and to find out where it came from.

Through this begins a journey of investigation, healing and recovery. Along the way Rhik learns some shocking truths about his family, and realizes that, in turn, he will need to confront the secrets he has long buried. But through this, he triumphs over his fears and brings his depression into the light.

I Never Said I Loved You is the story of how Rhik learned to let go, and then keep going. With unique humour and honesty, he has created a powerfully rich, funny and poignant exploration of the light and dark in all of us.

A vital, moving and darkly funny memoir by a powerful new voice in non-fiction.

'Both unputdownable and beautifully-written, bracing and consoling. A book that tackles mental health and the darkest things with razor-sharp wit and mordant laughs aplenty ... read this.' Sharlene Teo

'Touching, funny, wildly readable ... Look out for it.' Sathnam Sanghera

'No one writes better, or more sweetly, about how it feels to feel. Even the darkest times are shot through with glorious, bright beams of wit.' Janet Ellis

'It's honest and funny (and beautifully painful and brutal at times), but also - oh goodness - it's so elegant. The writing is graceful and kind, even when it hurts a little to remember it's a memoir.' Joanna Cannon

'Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. What an absolutely riveting read.' Nikita Gill

'Heartbreaking, funny, raw, brave and - yes! - even better than the egg thing.' Erin Kelly

'I have always loved Rhik Samadder's writing. And now there's a whole book!' Jessie Burton

'A sparkling, thoughtful memoir. It manages to be witty, charming, brooding and devastating all the same time.' Justin Myers, The Guyliner

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472250704
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 225 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Both funny and touching. * Telegraph *
I Never Said I Love You is one of the most electric, enchanting, engrossing and energising memoirs of self-harm, self-loathing, grief, eating disorders, suicide - and sex - that you will read. * The Sunday Times *
Indecently entertaining... one of the most uplifting and eccentric memoirs I have ever read. * Observer *
This mind-blowingly wonderful memoir had me convulsing with laughter even while my heart was breaking. It's utterly effing BEAUTIFUL. * Marian Keyes *
I found myself blindsided by this extraordinary book ... I was deeply moved by its capacity both to depict pain, and offer consolation. I loved it, and won't ever forget it. * Sarah Perry *
Brutally honest and relentlessly funny. * Adam Kay *
Both unputdownable and beautifully-written, bracing and consoling. A book that tackles mental health and the darkest things with razor-sharp wit and mordant laughs aplenty ... read this. * Sharlene Teo *
Touching, funny, wildly readable ... Look out for it. * Sathnam Sanghera *
No one writes better, or more sweetly, about how it feels to feel. Even the darkest times are shot through with glorious, bright beams of wit. * Janet Ellis *
It's honest and funny (and beautifully painful and brutal at times), but also - oh goodness - it's so elegant. The writing is graceful and kind, even when it hurts a little to remember it's a memoir. * Joanna Cannon *
Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. What an absolutely riveting read. * Nikita Gill *
Heartbreaking, funny, raw, brave and - yes! - even better than the egg thing. * Erin Kelly *
I have always loved Rhik Samadder's writing. And now there's a whole book! * Jessie Burton *
A stunning memoir about grief and love, about vulnerability and the strength required to embrace it... this book will have its hooks in me for a long time yet. -- Leaf Arbuthnot * The Times *
completely charming and genuinely funny * Grazia *
Roars with humour * inews *
A feel good mental health memoir... both touching and funny * Daily Telegraph Magazine *
A brave blaze of a book... Samadder is a stubborn talent and a gifted storyteller. * The Sunday Times *
eloquent, funny, and moving... truly beautiful * Culturefly *
A memoir that'll break - then make - your heart... speaking on mental health, grief, disorders and more with frank honesty, Rhik creates a powerful read worth everyone's time. * Topman Blog *

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“A beautiful surprise”

Not at all what I was expecting from Rhik Samadder, I fell in love with this. Somehow both deeply moving and entertaining.. It shouldn't be but it is and more besides. My favourite memoir, ever.

Paperback edition
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“I never said I loved you”

I found this book rather tedious and not that interesting .

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“Every emotion possible in one book”

Wow! It is a long time since I have felt such a mix of emotion whilst reading a book.
This memoir is as heartbreaking as it is hilarious, as someone who has suffered with mental health issues in the past there were... More

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