Single twenty-something London Life,
This review is from: The Wrong Knickers - A Decade of Chaos (Paperback)
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I'm not a regular reader of the Telegraph, so when I picked this book I didn't realise it was by a columnist whose work I've dipped into and enjoyed when I have read the paper. You don't have to be familiar with Bryony Gordon to enjoy this book, but I'd say having lived your twenties in singledom in London is probably a big plus if you want to read, empathise and chuckle along with Byrony as she looks back on a time that she is most probably happy to have left behind her.
"The Wrong Knickers" is a warts and all, no holds barred look at how life can be when you are in your twenties and not quite living the dream of being single and young in our capital. Alcohol and drug fuelled tales there are, but also a certain poignancy as Bryony gets herself into all kinds of situations and lives in a variety of flats of the sort that you can only find at the bottom end of the rental market.
I really enjoyed the book and throughout I liked Bryony and kind of related to her - I may have a little more than a decade on her and not have had my single life complicated by facebook and social media, but her journey was one I found interesting albeit cringeworthy at times - as to be fair she may do herself, I suspect so as her style is always self deprecating and never the smug some reviewers here have said it is. Some readers may find parts of her tale, such as trips to the sexual health clinic and the wrong knickers of the title a little too honest. Nonetheless I found this light read entertained and I did enjoy her humour.
Bryony Gordon has found herself in the headlines at the time of my reading of this book, for having said that a newly appointed Minister called her a "slut" - maybe through this book she can kind of embrace that title, and her book stands on its own for what it is, a good Summer read and just not to be taken too seriously. I liked it.