“Cinema helps us to remember that although we all have the right to shine, some of us must shine in the background, out of focus, and not too brightly.”
“Leaving women out of the story isn’t a simple slip-up. It is a consequence of a world that tells us they just aren’t quite as important."
“In an age when we are ever more targeted and profiled and mined for information, reading a book allows you to be, for so long as the covers hold you, truly quiet and undisturbed.”
A memoir about what the "Great Outdoors" can do for your mind.
“I find it ridiculous to assign a gender to an inanimate object incapable of disrobing and making an occasional fool of itself.”
"A story about not being sorry."
This book is a celebration of… Your best friend. Your cheerleader. Your soulmate. YOU.
"Why rebel? Because our footprint on the Earth has never mattered more than now. How we treat it, in the spirit of gift or of theft, has never been more important."
"I loathe my period. I cannot wait for the day it sods off. For good. But shall I tell you what I loathe even more? Not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly.
"What follows is not another clichéd tale of rock ’n’ roll debauchery (sorry) or of triumph over adversity (you’re welcome) – you’ve heard all of that before. And you already know about ‘the other guys’ – that exalted one per cent who monopolise our airwaves, pages and screens; the guys who make the big bucks with big promo budgets. The guys who’ve been all the way to the top. Nope, this is the untold story about the rest of us."