- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Arrow (2 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099588196
- ISBN-13: 978-0099588191
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 232,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
My Name Is... Paperback – 2 Jan 2014
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"This superb book is sad, terrifying and uplifting in equal measure. Every parent, every young man or woman, and anyone who "likes a drink" should read it." (Anne Robinson)
"The tenacity Campbell brought to bear in politics is matched here by his gripping inhabitation of his characters. Stunning," (Independent on Sunday)
"My Name Is... offers a compelling insight into addiction from the outside in, giving a 360-degree look at the cause and effect of the illness. It possesses an emotional weight for each speaker ― an impressive feat when some of these characters feature for less than four pages." (Irish Examiner)
"It is a sad and terrifying story, well-researched and timely… Campbell’s idea of telling the story through the self-contained testimonies of every person who came into contact with Hannah during her spiral into self-harm is clever and affords the reader a 360 degree view of what it is to deal with a vulnerable deceitful alcoholic in denial… Campbell has taken the vilified, sprawling, drunken youths caricatured in tabloid headlines and, in one young girl, showed us the damaged human beings beneath. For that he deserves much credit." (The Times (Saturday Review))
"A gripping account of an alcoholic teenage girl" (Guardian)
The tenacity Campbell brought to bear in politics is matched here by his gripping inhabitation of his characters. Stunning. - Independent on SundaySee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I did enjoy the book although quite dark in places. Not a lot of laughs but a good I insight into why some turn to drink etc.
This is a vulnerable girl who has support and sympathy from those who know her and care whilst her life is thrown into the depths of the inevitable hazards that befall her. The chapter involving her interview with Q.C Julian is a mastery of a conversation concerning alcoholism.
Alastair Campbell has written a superb novel of the ease and slide that a young, talented, likeable girl can slip into addiction. It is not written in a judgemental way. It is just written in an accomplished style that the reader can understand and relate to. No doubt it will be relevant to an older generation with eyes open. An excellent and hard-hitting story.
This is the third novel I have read by Alistair Campbell,I have yet to read his diaries, but so far for me he achieved 66.3% success rate. A book to read, enjoy and contemplate.
I would recommend this book to addicts, particularly alcoholics in recovery and anyone who is, or has been, a part of an alcoholic's life. Alastair Campbell has written with incredible insight and understanding of the disease of addiction. It touched my Soul
A recovering alcoholic
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fascinating portrayal of a girl's choices in life. Those around her share their point of view. Very honest, sad but gripping story with and ending leaving you wondering what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nic
Excellent read. The experiences of all affected are shown clearly. Never found that before and is important as this disease takes over the whole family, and friends. Read morePublished 7 months ago by SOC
As a dad of teenage boys I wanted to understand how this disease takes hold and the perspectives of those caught up in it. Hannah's story was a great way of thinking that through.Published 7 months ago by DarrenCornish
Tugs at the heart strings but a beautiful story full of realism. Thank you Alastair.Published 8 months ago by Mr. S. D. Furmage
Booked arrived as promised. I have started to read the book, it is compelling.Published 9 months ago by Mez
Absolutely brilliant book! I love the way it was set out and the plot was gripping. Brilliantly writtenPublished 9 months ago by Rachael
Nice quality hardback book. An easy read. Would recommend it.Published 12 months ago by Fiona Drennan