My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

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Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda, The Thick of It and many more. I’ll share with you some of the most memorable moments for me, only a small samples you understand – as I don’t want to spoil the whole book, in case you read it (….

This was at times funny and relatable, I can definitely see the comparison to Jenny Lawson, and the description that drew me in felt delivered on. Pritchett perfectly skewers thoughts and people and events with such precision that it is just so relatable. She is remarkably efficient with her words, which means this memoir is delightfully moreish and fast paced. My favourite parts of this fabulous memoir are the emotionally heartbreaking miscarriages, the health scares of her partner, The Moose, and giving birth to her sons, the Speck and the Scrap, and the joys and challenges of raising them.

I wasn’t familiar with the name of Georgia Pritchett, but unwittingly I was already familiar with some of comedic writing work from the satirical programmes and the recent amazing ‘Succession’, so this really was purchased on the basis of cover and enticing title and a great choice of narrator. Pritchett’s series of short, sharp anecdotes are like particularly hilarious and insightful contributions to a conversation over cocktails. to embracing womanhood (One way of knowing you have crossed from girlhood to womanhood is that men stop furtively masturbating at you from bushes and start shouting things at you from cars) to becoming a mother (Birth is a beautiful thing, if your idea of beauty is a tractor pulling a combine harvester out of your vagina), Georgia Pritchett’s memoir takes us through a life lived anxiously. My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety is a compilation of her concerns, written down in response to a suggestion by a therapist, whose help she sought to address her anxiety.

to an awkward adolescence and then on to adulthood and all the anxiety-ridden problems that brings, it is both poignant and funny. Going into labor, she fretted about making a fuss ("Sorry to interrupt, but the baby is coming out of my body," I said politely).Overall I am glad I read this and feel like it helped to see anxiety so clearly understood by someone else, as it helped me feel less alone in my anxiety. I’m always on the lookout for books that make me laugh and – as it made me giggle to myself in Waterstones – this one hit the spot in seconds. Though I don't have the successful career she has had, a lot of it resonated as she talked about her childhood, family, school, college, personal relationships and professional career and anxiety weaving its way through all of those. In therapy, in full confession mode, the author free associates her way to the very last lines, and by the time we got there I realized I had laughed out loud many, many times, gotten quiet and reflective a few time, sobbed once with heartfelt love for the beauty of the moment she'd described, and then was gently read out of her book with her last line, full of appreciation for all that she'd shared with me. The book also features what is possibly the most unexpectedly heartwarming segment that I've read this year, featuring the author taking her eldest son (who is undemonstrative by nature and does not like loud noises or crowds) to a large wedding reception for one of his beloved teachers.

A truly funny passage can be read, read again and re-read and one can be guaranteed to throw up a guffaw each time. In the end, you get a picture of a woman who is, in many ways, like you and me with her shortcomings, stress, joys, and everything in between.This memoir is a joyful reflection on just how to live - and sometimes even thrive (sometimes not) - with anxiety. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer. Soul-baring yet lighthearted, poignant yet written with a healthy dose of self-deprecation, My Mess Is a Bit of a Life is a tour through the carnival funhouse of Georgia’s life, from her anxiety-ridden early childhood where disaster loomed around every corner (When I was little I used to think that sheep were clouds that had fallen to earth. To Pritchett's credit she bypasses sounding too maudlin and steadily keeps the tone breezy and succinct, with her sharp essays or chapters usually only one or two pages in length.

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