This is Not a Pity Memoir (Hardback)Abi Morgan (author)
Poignant and heartbreaking but resolutely unwilling to rely on sentimental platitudes, Morgan's memoir about a tragic change in her family circustances is a profoundly powerful and perceptive read on love, grief and the eternal promise of hope.
An ordinary day. The end of ordinary life.
One morning in June, Abi had her to-do list - drop the kids to school, get coffee and go to work. Jacob had a bad headache so she added 'pick up steroids'. She returned home and found the man she loved and fought and laughed with for twenty years lying on the bathroom floor. And nothing would ever be the same again.
But this is not a pity memoir. It's about meeting your person. And crazed late night Google trawls. It's about the things you wished you'd said to the person that matters then wildly over-sharing with the barista who doesn't know you at all. It's about sushi and the wrong shoes and the moments you want to shout 'cut'. It's about the silence when you are lost in space and the importance of family and parties and noise.
It's the difference between surviving and living. It's a reminder that, even in the worst times, there is light ahead. It's a love story.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 32 mm
'Very moving but never sentimental, tough but never cynical... gripping, funny and always honest' - David Nicholls
'I wept. I laughed. I dared to hope. I felt my heart crack. This book is life. It is exceptional' - Sam Baker
'An extraordinary story told extraordinarily well. I don't know how Abi Morgan has managed to live through all this, let alone write such a fascinating, heartbreaking yet frequently funny book about it. It is so gripping I honestly couldn't put it down' - Marina Hyde
'Funny and brutally honest... an absolute insight for those of us lucky enough to never know life like this' - Pandora Sykes
'Incredibly powerful, moving, funny, honest & brave. I LOVED it' - Edith Bowman
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