ITEM: A signed and dedicated paperback copy of Emily’s memoir, My Shitty Twenties, before its 15th July release.
DETAILS: When Emily Morris was 22-year-old student, she found out she was pregnant. The father of her baby told her to “enjoy your impending shitty, snotty, vomitty twenties” and then disappeared. Despite not feeling maternal, Emily decided to go ahead with her pregnancy. She left university, moved back to the quiet town she was from to live with her mum, and braced herself for life being turned upside down.
In her memoir, Emily shares the loneliness, alienation and adventure she experienced finding her way as a single parent.
My Shitty Twenties started life as an award-winning and immensely popular blog. Moving, thoughtful, funny and wise, it is now a book that is heartbreaking, uplifting and an inspiration to any parent who has no idea what they are doing.
‘The freshest, frankest, wisest, ballsiest memoir I’ve read. Daring, eloquent, and important: a glorious tale of one woman’s triumph over the past and her own fears as she learns how to be a single parent in a world where ‘single’ is still a dirty word. I cried heaps and adored every page.’ —Emma Jane Unsworth
BIO: Emily Morris has an MA in Writing Studies from Edge Hill University. She is currently working on a YA novel and a sitcom script. My Shitty Twenties is her first book. She lives in Manchester with her son and her cat and is no longer in her twenties.
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