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  • Brilliant and wonderfully original ... Yes, this is a book about drinking and shagging. But rarely have these things been written about so well

    William Leith, Literary Review
  • Baxter is a serious, thoughtful writer, bent on emotional truth and artistry. He has written an unusual, provocative book.

    Suzi Feay, Financial Times
  • The triumph is in the steely courage it takes to put a life down with such uncompromising clarity

    Hugo Hamilton, Irish Times
  • Baxter tells his story with a captivating and rare honesty

    Sunday Times
  • Brave, honest and propulsive

  • A sustained and gripping meditation on art and authenticity. ... one of those books about almost nothing, that manage to be about almost everything

    James Lasdun, Guardian
  • Brilliant - he writes well about everything ... Could be a classic

    Evening Standard

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