Busy Being Free: Starting Again on Your Own (Paperback)

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Busy Being Free: Starting Again on Your Own (Paperback)

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'A staggering piece of writing' Nigella Lawson
'It's woken me up' Minnie Driver, author of Managing Expectations
'The most delicious memoir that kept me in bed all day' Sophie Heawood, author of The Hungover Games


What happens when your story doesn't end the way you thought it would?
   
  When the dream life you have been working towards becomes something you must walk away from?
   
  When you swap a Hollywood marriage and a LA mansion with waterside views, for a little attic flat shared only with your daughter, beneath the star-filled sky of deepest North London?
   
  When you find yourself not lonely, but elated - elated to be alone with yourself, who you genuinely thought you might never get to see again?
   
  When, after a life guided by romantic obsession, you decide to turn your back not only on marriage, but all romantic and sexual attachments?
Born in London, Emma Forrest began her writing career as a teenage columnist on the Sunday Times, going on to have columns in The Guardian, the Independent and Elle. By thirty, she had published three novels and exited journalism to work in Hollywood as a screenwriter. Her memoir Your Voice In My Head is beloved by Nick Hornby, Dolly Alderton, Bryony Gordon, Emma Gannon, Florence Welch and Elizbeth Gilbert. Emma wrote and directed her first feature Untogether, which premiered at the Tribeca Film festival. Her most recent novel was the Radio 2 Book Club pick, Royals, praised by Marian Keyes, David Nicholls and Emma Jane Unsworth.
Product Details ISBN: 9781474620642
ISBN-10: 1474620647
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English