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If You Don't Know Me by Now: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
If You Don't Know Me by Now: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton
by Sathnam Sanghera
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very brave, very honest, very moving, 2 Jun 2008
My sister recommended this book having said it was the best thing she had read all year. Not being a fan of memoirs, I thought it might be another soppy sad story but actually it is witty, dry, laugh-out-loud funny and sad- but told without any self-pity.

It's very brave and written with an incredible honesty. Written in an accessible style, Sanghera deals with some very big subjects: love, mental illness, family duty, relationships, being Asian and Sikh in England. It also deals with issues of class, the London-centric media world and life in the Midlands. In fact it works- as another reviewer has mentioned- on so many levels that everyone is bound to walk away with something different. In short, it is a fantastic memoir and I would recommend it to anyone.

Oh, it's probably best to keep an evening free before you start reading as it's un-put-downable!


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