"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."
“Living your life according to what everyone else might think of you is to cede control of who you are. It is to outsource your identity to a bunch of strangers who do not know you.”
“The avalanche of prefabbed, precooked, often portable food into every corner of American society represents the most dramatic nutritional shift in human history.”
“I believe almost dogmatically in difference, in the idea that every single person is unique, with their own innate sense of self, and that it is this difference which brings all of us together as one.”
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”
"But the engine for Judaism isn’t faith. It’s doubt."