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My Dirty Shiny Life

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Comedian and writer Lily Bragge knows what it is to be a user and a taker, a liar, cheat and thief. It wasn't until she had lost everything - custody of her son, her friends, her career, her possessions and , almost, her sanity - that she was able to gain some kind of understanding of herself and rebuild her life from a blank, empty slate.

In My Dirty Shiny Life, she traces
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Paperback, 262 pages
Published June 28th 2010 by Viking (first published 2010)
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Gisela
A very easy, entertaining and refreshingly honest "boots and all" memoir by a woman who has been through the mill on a number of fronts: abusive, violent father, dysfunctional relationships, drugs of every kind to salvation from unexpected quarters (I won't spoil the ending by being too specific).

Like Jesse Fink in "Laid Bare", Lily's life of apparent dissolution and going off the rails ends up providing rays of sunlight and insight, that would give hope and encouragement to others who have bee
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Larissa
Would have given 4 stars but she went all God-crazy in the last few chapters and that kind of killed it for me. Seems she just replaced one form of addiction with another and whilst addiction to Christ is obviously not hurting people like her drug and alcohol addictions did, it's still pretty cringe-worthy. Nevertheless, kudos for an honest, warts-and-all account of her life thus far.
Hayley
Started off very easy to read and a bit of a page turner but then everything turned to drugs, got weird and story seemed to lose the plot a little bit, lost direction and got a bit repetitive and boring. Guess it's a good demonstration of what drugs really do to peoples lives.
Ally Marshall
Truth told with good humour.
The book is well written and easy to read as the author takes you on the roller coster ride of her life, laughing and crying all the way.
Raquel
Severely depressing books are not for me.
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