Category Archives: Book Reviews

Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi

Having read Shappi Khorsandi’s autobiography, and the quotes of praise on the back of Nina Is Not OK, I was anticipating a humorous novel.

Do not be fooled as I was.

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Amanda Palmer, The Most Loved Woman In The World

Amanda Palmer’s book, The Art of Asking, was leant to me (once again) by my cousin-in-law, Hayley.

I was fast approaching the deadline of my MA dissertation, and the date of my wedding nuptials. I stuck it in my bag to be added to the ‘when I have time’ book pile.

I was exhausted. Past running on adrenalin, I was running on the notion that energy would manifest within the essence of existing.

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl made its way into my hands by loan from my cousin-in-law Hayley who assured me it was my kind of book.

In a world saturated by false idealised versions of reality thanks to social media, advertising, and ironically named “selfies” – which in my experience seem to depict anything other than an actual “self” – Dunham’s autobiography is blissfully refreshing. Her no frills honesty spoke Continue reading