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."
"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.”
“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.”
By Megan Thomas I hear people say things like, "I love reading, I just don't have the time", a lot. But I genuinely think that the only reason people think this is true is because they're imagining trying to get stuck into The Lord Of The Rings or War and Peace between tube stations or…
"I was so preoccupied with the idea of losing my body, it had never occurred to me that I might lose my mind."
“My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.”