Pour Me: A Life

Author: A. A. Gill
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  • : $14.00(NZD)
  • : 9781780226439
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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  • : August 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : A. A. Gill
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Description

'A. A. Gill, the man who makes a living getting beneath the skin of things, whether it's television, restaurants or places round the world - has skinned himself' Vanity Fair A. A. Gill's memoir begins in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. He is an alcoholic, dying in the last-chance saloon. He tells the truth - as far as he can remember it - about drinking and about what it is like to be drunk. He recalls the lost days, lost friends, failed marriages ...But there was also an 'optimum inebriation, a time when it was all golden'. Sobriety regained, there are painterly descriptions of people and places, unforgettable musings about childhood and family, art and religion; and most, movingly, the connections between his cooking, dyslexia and his missing brother. Full of raw and unvarnished truths, exquisitely written throughout, Pour Me is about lost time and self-discovery. Lacerating, unflinching, uplifting, it is a classic about drunken abandon.

Awards

Shortlisted for PEN/Ackerley Prize 2016.