Will Self is too smart to be writing this sort of book

Like most of us, the author had a less than idyllic childhood, verging on the miserable

Will Self is a ‘fiction writer and sometime TV personality’.

Will Self is a ‘fiction writer and sometime TV personality’.

In case it has escaped your notice, memoir is the preferred mode du jour, to the extent that one wonders why anyone would now be bothered going to the very great trouble of doing anything as trivially transparent and plain old-hat as making stories up.

Fiction writer and sometime TV personality Will Self has clearly sensed the current mood, and decided it is high time he got in on the act too. But if Will is to deliver himself of his tuppence worth, what is his (fairly) Unique Selling Point in this sea of self (lower-case) -confession? Why, his years in the throes of addiction, with particular emphasis on his intravenous drug use.

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