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Pour Me, a Life by A.A. Gill

Pour Me, a Life

Pour Me, a Life by A.A. Gill
Sep 27, 2016 | 288 Pages
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    Sep 27, 2016 | 288 Pages

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“Often amusing but always profound…It is Gill’s three decades of continuous sobriety that distinguish Pour Me, A Life from the legions of other alcohol memoirs out there…at its core, a remarkable and revealing book.”
—Karen Brady, The Buffalo News

Pour Me a Life is an unapologet­ically honest, raw, and often har­rowing account of the life of a man who, up until now, we only thought we knew. Here is A.A. Gill at his best. A real-life Bright Lights, Big City.”
—Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin, and author of the New York Times bestseller 32 Yolks

“[A] brutally honest memoir.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Gill’s story holds up a mirror with which to evaluate one’s own ugly and beautiful jaunts through life. His is not a tale told with a clear beginning, middle, or end; it is, how­ever, chock full of wit and humanity, and enhanced by Gill’s striking gift for prose.”
Publishers Weekly

“Gill writes passionately and mov­ingly about his struggle with dys­lexia; disarmingly and defensively about his lifelong feelings of intellec-tual insecurity; evocatively about his relationships with his parents and the disappearance of his brother [and] stirringly about his love of journalism.”
—Matthew Adams, The Independent (UK)

Pour Me a Life is alert, emphatic, mordant, unforgiving. It is often moving, but never tries to be like­able. . . . [Gill’s] gallows comedy gives a hefty kick, many sections are beautifully droll, and some scenes are hilarious.”
—Richard Davenport-Hines, The Sunday Times (UK)

“Gill is a brilliant raconteur, and a gifted satirist of place and person. . . . The baroque debauchery of his drinking days gives way to frank and often moving examinations of his growing up . . . [of] his loves and lusts and marriages, and his own efforts at fatherhood: the role that has done most to keep him sober.”
—Tim Adams, The Observer (UK)

“In this chilling, exquisitely moving book, Gill defines the seductive, addictive and destructive power of drink. . . . It is his honesty that accounts for the intensity of this haunting memoir.”
—Juliet Nicolson, The Telegraph (UK)

From the Hardcover edition.

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