You Probably Think This Song is About You

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In these disarming true stories, Kate Camp moves back and forth through the smoke-filled rooms of her life: from a nostalgic childhood of the Seventies and Eighties, through the boozy pothead years of the Nineties, and into the sobering reality of a world in which Hillary Clinton did not win.

'Never apologise, never explain', Kate's mother used to say, and whether visiting her boyfriend in prison, canvassing door-to-door for Greenpeace, in a corporate toilet with sodden underwear, or facing the doctor at an IVF clinic, she doesn't. The result is a memoir brimming with hard-won wisdom and generous humour; a story that, above all, rings true. 'I didn't want it to end. Kate is clever, observant, funny, moving yet never sentimental, wise, and as brave as they come. She takes risks.

Combine these attributes with her exceptional ability to craft the perfect phrase, sentence, paragraph, story-and there you have it: a deeply rewarding read.' -Linda Burgess


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