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The Hungover Games

Sophie Heawood

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JONATHAN CAPE
01 September 2020
Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment; Memoirs; Press & journalism; Advice on parenting; Humour
A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

I had no idea how to commit to another human being. I could barely commit to reading a magazine, and I wrote for magazines for a living. My specialist subject was celebrities, and my own relationships made their marriages look eternal. I'd never paid a household bill that didn't mention bailiffs, and my idea of exercise was to go and stand outside a famous person's house and stare until I'd convinced myself that I lived in it.

But my life in LA was happy; free of care and consequence. That was, until I came down to earth - with a bump.

So this is the story of how I staggered from partying in Hollywood to bringing up a baby in Piss Alley, Dalston; how I never did find a copy of What To Expect When You Weren't Even Fucking Expecting To Be Expecting, and why paternity testing is not a good topic for a first-date conversation.

People always said I'd find love where I least expected it. I always said they were idiots.

AN OBSERVER, EVENING STANDARD, RED AND COSMOPOLITAN BEST BOOK OF 2020

'Indecently entertaining' Guardian
'Hilarious' The Times
'Beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking' Dolly Alderton
By:   Sophie Heawood
Imprint:   JONATHAN CAPE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 144mm
Weight:   412g
ISBN:   9781787330511
ISBN 10:   1787330516
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sophie Heawood grew up in Yorkshire. She has since lived in Barcelona, working as an au pair, in Hong Kong, working as an extra in Chinese soap operas, and in Los Angeles, where she interviewed the famous and wrote columns on modern life. She now lives in Hackney, East London, with her daughter. She has written for many publications including The Times, Guardian, Observer and Vogue.

Reviews for The Hungover Games

Thought-provoking and insightful. * Metro * Finally the book that single mothers across the globe have been waiting for... Funny, dark and true. The Hungover Games deftly explores expectations of modern womanhood through a beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking story. Full of adventure and awe, Sophie Heawood has written a soulful, truthful homage to a life lived with appetite, intensity and wonder. -- Dolly Alderton Heawood writes with warmth and wit about life as a single mother. -- Rachel Cooke * Observer, *Books to Look Our For in 2020* *


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