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To Throw Away Unopened Paperback – 4 Apr 2019

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 April 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571326226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571326228
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Albertine's dark humour and sharp prose lift her into another league . . . This book transcends rock 'n' roll. (The Times)

Even more compelling and breathtakingly candid that its predecessor. (Stuart Maconie)

Genuinely startling . . . fierce, direct, unashamed . . . She masks nothing. The result is a book that does for the family memoir what its predecessor did for the rock autobiography: scythes through the myths, the distortions, the adornments and finds the rich distinctive stories beneath. (Sunday Times)

The best memoir I've ever read. (Dolly Alderton)

Brave, heroic and unarguably one of the most significant voices in British non-fiction. (Mojo)

[A] beautiful, tough, ribald, unsparing memoir. It's so rare to encounter writing this frank and fearless about love, violence, loneliness, mess of all kinds . . . A book for all ages and experiences. (Olivia Laing)

With her second book, Albertine breaks more new ground . . . All the rigour and rage of her punk heritage make this utterly compelling writing. (Financial Times)

Brutal and funny and heartrending and shocking . . . Violently funny about love, ageing, and realationships and sex . . . Albertine is a magnificent writer . . . There is not a single dull moment here, no page without rage, no sentence without pain or humour. (The Wire)

Incandescent . . . Where Albertine describes herself as frustrated, exhausted and repressed in real life, on the page she is wry and vibrant, and seems to hold nothing back. (New York Times Book Review)

Unflinching, frank, detailed, funny, disarming, deadpan yet passionate . . . completely gripping . . . You can't tear yourself away. (Times Literary Supplement)

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Brave, intimate, and deeply confessional, this is the long-awaited follow-up to Viv Albertine's sensational bestselling memoir.

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