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Self and IOnking on a special cigarette and shooting Self and Epub at empty whisky bottles with an air rifle The job in uestion is that of amanuensis or live in personal assistant The employer is Will Self the enfant terrible of the literary sceneFor the next six months De Abaitua and Self share a remote cottage in Suffolk working on their literary ambitions They are distracted by hikes to Sizewell nuclear power station opium tea and the allure of Soho Thanks to Self and his library

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Of bad influences from JG Ballard to William Burroughs De Abaitua undergoes a rite of passage that changes him foreverCaught up in vital threads of the early Nineties from the rise of New Labour to the slow decline of the literary establishment and the emergence of the internet Self I is set in a time that burns brightest in its final hour It is a frank and very funny account of a young hopeful writer who finds himself alongside one of his heroes only to discover that literary ambition comes at a price

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  • Alex Sarll

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and IHaving recently begun Will Self's own forthcoming memoir I was reminded this exists and it turns out to be vastl


  • Jackie Law

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and ISelf I by Matthew De Abaitua is a cautionary yet always engaging tale ideal for anyone who dreams of becoming a published author Written in the form of a memoir it recalls true events and interactions from the author’s earlier years It offers a reflection on a bygone era capturing how life was experienced without the maturity of hindsight It remains mindful of those involved at the timeIn July 1994 twenty two year old Matthew Humphreys was employed by Will Self as the newly divorced enfant terrible of the British literary scene’s amanuensis translated as slave at hand Matthew lived a


  • Andy Theyers

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and ITo say that I approached this book with trepidation would be an understatement I am not a great one for non fiction of any kind particularly biography or memoir Nor am I one for literary criticism I am to use the author's own words a readerBut I am of the same generation as the author so much so I was at the same university at the same time although we never met and back then I cared about books in a way that seems impossible now It was a time when writers were brief


  • Matthew Abaitua

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and I'If you love Withnail I you must read this' Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller'I love the perfectly wry balance Matthew De Abaitua achieves between innocence and knowingness between apprenticeship and ambition It’s a delicious peek into the Will Self industry and the vanished publishing world of the Nineties but it’s also a wonderful highly readable book about love and dedication and coming of age as a process of learning to be honest with ourselves' Lauren Elkin author of FlâneuseSelf I ups the stakes on both UI and Withnail and I to offer an utterly compelling account of what it means to read write live and breathe literature Anyone interested in the world of letters will devour this book with delight' Matt Thorne'Very funny but with an undertow of melancholy Self I is at root a hymn to the vocation of writing and as such sings to all us nearly writers wannabe writers and somet


  • Helen

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and IThis was lots of fun I remember the 90s era when Self was a bit of a self styled King of the Groucho and he lorded it on TV show panels as literary London's rebel wunderkind Matthew de Abaitua now himself a novelist does a great job at capturing the mood of those times during which he lived and worked with Self as his amanuensis but of course he couldn't be a mere assistant could he in an authentic rundown old Suffolk cottage near Aldeburgh Along the way and amidst tales of trips to London to make merry on Self's penny at the Groucho the French House and so on we also get Suffolk tales worthy of and deliberately homaged to Bruce Robinson's Withnail and I harvesting the local opium poppies for tea swimming by the Sizewell nuclear power station to cure a hangover erra


  • Richard Luck

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and ICards on the table I had the pleasure of working with Matthew De Abaitua for four years in the mid 2000s During that time he spoke occasionally about the months he'd spent as W


  • Vuk Trifkovic

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and IAt times enjoyed this even than De Abaitua's SF novels Really great stuff a glimpse into a what proved to be a transition to another world I've migrated


  • Peter Haynes

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and IHonest and illuminating This brisk volume packs in a lot of wisdom on creativity ambition and the I Know EverythingI Know Nothing dichotomy of youth


  • Vicki

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and IA must read for fans of Will Self the aggressively intellectual drug using bad boy of British books The author worked as amanuensis to the famous novelist performing menial domestic and professional chores in return for accommodation and a meagre wage At this time Self was mostly living in Suffolk after splitting from his first wife and there are shades of Withnail and I an influence De Abaitua acknowledges at the endThe author gives interesting and helpful critiues of some of Self’s fiction which he uses as a roadmap to understand his boss and himself and his chosen careerEven though not an avid follower of Self I found the descriptions of his domestic and working life rive


  • Tim Atkinson

    PDF ↠ BOOK Self and I ↠ CITYBREAKSCHEAP Self and IHaving just read 'The Butt' I thought I'd read a book about rather than by Will Self next Suffice to say it's uite a contrast There are some moments of real insight some passages of memorable prose and some less than commonplace observations But most of them don't have anything to do with Will Self And to be fair De Abaitua does flag up the fact that it's about the author than The Author so no complaints there I suppose There are some peculiar turns of phrase some embarrassing over writing The hot water pipes ‘lament the filling of the bath’; mould on the window frame ‘advances another spotted inch’; the author's penis ‘is an opium poppy reared in Martian soil heavy with narcotic sensation’ Something is certainly heavy with narco