You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead

You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead

eBook - 2011
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"He was wearing a pair of leather pants that clung like terrified orphans to his muscular thighs, and a revealing black mesh t-shirt. The outfit seemed at odds with the cream-coloured settee and floral print curtains. From stalking and eventually meeting her Young Talent Time idol when she was twelve, to a particularly abhorrent encounter at a high-quality swingers night, and a mildly perverse obsession with Bob Ellis, there is nothing Marieke Hardy won't write about. Welcome to a chronicle of broken hearts, fervid pursuits, passionate friendships, deranged letter-writing, the allure of the bottle, the singular charms of musicians, the lost song of youth, and three very awkward evenings with varying prostitutes-exactly zero percent of which the author's parents will want to read. Add to that a slightly misguided attempt to give real-life friends and ex-lovers a "right of reply" to the stories they appear in and it's fair to say an extended stint in the Witness Protection Program beckons. Confessional, voyeuristic, painful, hilarious, and heartfelt, You'll Be Sorry When I'm Dead reveals the acerbic wit, unflinching gaze, and razor-sharp insight of a writer at the height of her powers - or the unhinged fantasies of a dangerous mind with not enough to do."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen and Unwin, 2011.
ISBN: 9781742694306
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (304 pages)


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Jan 03, 2016

A collection of autobiographical chapters, some are laugh-out-loud funny, many are self-deprecating and a few are quite insightful and serious. Several have been published as newspaper magazine articles previously.

May 19, 2012

Interesting book, well written and her sincerity shines through, she bares her soul through her personal thoughts about her life experiences. But too much swearing and colorful adjectives!


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