Sophie Heawood

The Hungover Games
  • The Hungover Games

  • ** A GUARDIAN AND SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR **
    ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER **

    'Indecently entertaining' Guardian

    'Hilarious' The Times

    'Beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking' Dolly Alderton

    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**

Sophie Heawood was born and raised in Yorkshire, where she never quite mastered the accent. She studied Spanish and Portuguese at university, where she also never quite mastered the accents, and dropped out of her degree to work on the door of nightclubs. Her parents were thrilled. She now lives in Hackney, East London, with her daughter and their dog. Sophie has written for many publications including The Times, Guardian, Observer and Vogue.


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