From punk to parenthood – three great memoirs

My three memoir companion pieces are Viv Albertine's Clothes, Music, Boys, Laura Sage's Bad Blood and Maggie O'Farrell's I am, I am, I am. O'Farrell's memoir is subtitled 'seventeen brushes with death' and in capturing her life through these numerous incidents, from muggings in Chile to her daughter's life threatening allergies ( I was particularly moved … Continue reading From punk to parenthood – three great memoirs

The internet is a bad, bad thing – three reading recommendations

All brilliant, immensely readable books in their own right, Dave Eggers' The Circle, Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed and Jarett Kobek's I Hate The Internet combine to make a powerful trio that unpick the negative impact of the internet on our lives."     The public shaming of Kobek's fictional Ellen Flitcraft and the real life shaming … Continue reading The internet is a bad, bad thing – three reading recommendations