My (not So) Simple Life Rachel Riley Goes Back to Basics by Joanna Nadin


My (not So) Simple Life Rachel Riley Goes Back to Basics by Joanna Nadin

Making plan with Scarlet to deal with post-break-up trauma. We are going to channel anger into something positive and have new mission statement: 1. Not to moon about over exes but to embrace single life. 2. To stay away from all men (Sad Ed excepted as he is not actual man. He tried to disagree on this but was outnumbered). 3. To remain true to our friends, forsaking all others. 4. To remember that we alone are responsible for our own happiness. Scarlet is right. Life will be so much easier without the complications of love. It will be utter Simple Life and am completely committed. Am starting tomorrow. Not suitable for younger readers.


[Praise for My So-Called Life]: 'Nadin achieves the rare trick of producing a book that will make both adults and teenagers laugh aloud. The Observer takes talent to turn a dull, uneventful childhood into comic material and Nadin had pulled it off - My So-called Life is very funny ... an Adrian Mole for 2005. The Bookseller Sharp observation and zippy writing make this a sort of Adrian Mole for the iPhone generation The Book Magazine

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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272 pages


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2nd April 2009



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