The Hungover Games: A True Story

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Little Brown and Company
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5.4 X 8.4 X 1.4 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Sophie Heawood grew up in Yorkshire, where she developed an early understanding of celebrity as the only vegetarian in the local state school, and wrote earnest letters to the South African ambassador about apartheid, aged ten. She later studied languages at Kings College and Birkbeck, both part of London University, while working nights as the door-girl in the legendary nightclub Trash.
She has also lived in Barcelona working as an au pair, in Hong Kong working as an extra in Chinese soap operas, and in Los Angeles, where she interviewed the famous and wrote columns on modern life for publications including the Sunday Times, Guardian, Observer, Vogue, and Vice magazine. She was nominated for Interviewer of the Year at the British Press Awards 2019. She lives in Hackney, East London, with her daughter, and hasn't quite stopped nightclubbing yet.
"Sophie has the ability to write as if she's talking only to you, in moments of humour and pathos. She makes you feel like you're not on your own. I always feel both inspired and comforted after reading her work. She has a voice as a solo parent that I don't think is represented in the world today. I am, and will always be, her biggest fan."--James Corden
"Finally the book that single mothers across the globe have been waiting for. . . . Funny, dark and true."--Cailtin Moran
"Unflinching yet comic."--Cosmopolitan (UK)
"The Hungover Games deftly explores expectations of modern womanhood through a beautiful, wild, painfully honest, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking story. Full of adventure and awe, Sophie Heawood has written a soulful, truthful homage to a life lived with appetite, intensity and wonder."--Dolly Alderton
"It's a deeper, funnier, realer, more poignant Bridget Jones. I have never read a more accurate account of what it feels like to be a parent, especially a single one."--Philippa Perry
"Raw and funny, Heawood's memoir celebrates the messiness of life and motherhood with boldness, panache, and unexpected moments of real poignancy. An uncensored and eccentric delight."--Booklist