Managing Expectations : ´vital, heartfelt and surprising tales from life´ Graham Norton

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´A beautiful book: funny, honest, revealing, heartfelt and moving´ - Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt´

´Vital, heartfelt and surprising, these tales from a life are told with humour, style and intelligence.´ - Graham Norton

´A wonderful memoir by a glorious writer: funny, poignant, profound. I gobbled it up in one joyous sitting.´ - Elizabeth Day

´An absolute jewel of a book. Gloriously readable, hilarious, painful, acute, sharply recalled and vividly brought to life´ - Stephen Fry

A dazzling ´tell-most´ memoir: poignant and laugh-out-loud funny scenes from the life of actor Minnie Driver.

I love stories. I have mostly told other people´s but now, in telling my own, I realize how all our stories are connected by that great leveller of acclaim, loss, fortitude, and fortune: being human.

When I look at my life from the alleged halfway point, some patterns are revealed: one, that the story does not necessarily begin or end where it should; two, happy endings are overrated. And three, happy endings are almost never the end.

This book is memoir-ish. A tell-most. Largely because there´s a lot I don´t remember, and a lot that´s not worth talking about.

So, this is a collection of stories about how things not working out - worked out in the end. How reaching for the dream is easily more interesting, expansive, sad and funny than the dream itself coming true.
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