Something a little different to share with you today, a humorous memoir from author Simon Dewhurst. We hope that you enjoy this post!
WARNING: Could cause serious damage.
A few years ago I got fed up with telling people I was going to write a book when they asked me ‘Simon, what are you doing at the moment?’ The other half of my brain said ‘Well go on Simon, sit down and write it!’ Yet again I was resting – a perfect euphemism for being out of work – so I sat down and wrote it. Some of it came easily, but for the main it was hard work. There was a lot to tell. Disappointingly, judicious editing got rid of most of the erotic content which was hilariously unreadable and could have won prizes. All said, and at the risk of appearing big-headed, Broken Lunch comes with a warning. Laughing while drinking your Gevrey Chambertin could cause serious damage to your health. Swallow first – then laugh. Please let me imagine I have brightened your day.
Broken Lunch: The Best of Times
by Simon Dewhurst
Paperback, 308 pages
Published September 29th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
An intimate and fast moving memoir, sometimes laugh-out-loud, recalling Simon Dewhurst's privileged and eccentric upbringing in an upper-class English family after the last war. He has no time for misery and self-flagellation. Instead, the narrative glides seamlessly and predictably from one hilarious disaster to the next. His exploits as a soldier, ski teacher, film extra, actor and a cinema projectionist among other jobs, take us from London during the Swinging Sixties to Scandinavia, North America and finally to darkest Africa. The ingredients for the best memoirs are many - his are blue, hilarious, and possibly worrying. This is a very funny memoir and Dewhurst writes easily with an incisive wit. He has no truck with political correctness. His style is light and airy with little moralizing about the meaning of life, but he is still capable of a good rant when writing about the state of the modern world.
About Simon Dewhurst
Simon Dewhurst has lead an interesting life and 'Broken Lunch' covers his first thirty years.