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W&N Autobiography HB / TPB November £20 / £14.99 256pp 978 0 297 87082 1 / 978 0 297 60970 4 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87083 8

The dark yet laughout-loud memoir of A. A. Gill, ‘by miles the most brilliant journalist of our age’ – Lynn Barber

A. A. GILL Pour Me A Life

A. A. Gill’s compulsive memoir of the lost year between the end of his marriage and the end of his drinking. Aged thirty, at a treatment centre in the west of England, A. A. Gill lay in the last-chance saloon, in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. His mordant memoir charts the year between the end of his marriage and the end of drinking. Or perhaps it was not a year – it might be only six months or eighteen. None of this is hand-onBible fact. The one charity of drink is that it strips away memory. Being A. A. Gill, this is no faith-infused tale of redemption. It isn't an account of a debauched drink-and-drug hell; there will be no lessons to learn; or handy hints or golden rules. But it is a brilliant, funny and wise book by one of our greatest journalists. A. A. Gill is probably the most acclaimed columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the Sunday Times with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews, which have been published as Paper View and Table Talk. He has written three books on travel: A. A. Gill is Away, Previous Convictions and A. A. Gill is Further Away, as well as two novels, and full-length studies of England, The Angry Island, and America, The Golden Door.

W&N Non-fiction • November 2015

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Location: Fulham, London Available for interview