Tragic Life Stories? I'm glad the poor of the present and historical world will at last be given a voice in a our bookshops... alongside the autobiographies of Jade Goodey, Sid 'n' Nancy and... er... Benny Hill.
My "favourite" misery memoir title is "Please Daddy, No". I sold a copy to a woman who was buying it to read on holiday!
1p from every copy sold goes to the Haiti appeal.
Oh my, all those shelves of tragic books. I really loathe all those child abuse type stories. Not that I have actually read any - I just hate the idea of them. It's like people are feasting on misery. I guess they see it as enlightening and getting a proper insight into the world. It does not seem that way to me!My son has a toy polar bear that he has always called "Panda bear". Poor bear!
That Angela Gaston has a lot to answer for....
Busted!How DID you know that's what I do to cheer myself up?XOWWW
Steve, what puzzles me is how Dave Pelzer managed to write 5 books about misery of the boy called 'IT'! That's far longer than his childhood, surely?Steerforth, what a strange woman! A case for sectioning if that's her idea of a holiday read.Geoff, yes, but with 99p from every book sold going to Amazon, that doesn't leave a whole lot for the poor author.RB - I suppose they are masturbating over misery to put it crudely. But who is worse? Those who write the genre or those who devour it?Notabene - Quite
WWW- you have a point there actually. Nothing like reading about someone else's terrible life to make one's own seem not so terrible.Sagittarian - thank you!
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