Managing Expectations

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‘Managing Expectations’ is a collection of delicately crafted, hilarious and heartfelt essays, described as a ‘tell-most’, in which Minnie Driver uses her formidable storytelling skills to examine and understand her less-than-ordinary life. Suffused with warmth and humour, Minnie shares poignant, candid and honest stories of her unconventional childhood, the shock of fame, motherhood, love, success, failure, the power of sisterly love, and the loss of her beloved mother. In her own words, it’s about how things not working out actually worked out in the end, and how reaching for the dream is easily more interesting, expansive, sad and funny than the dream itself coming true.

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‘A beautiful book: funny, honest, revealing, heartfelt and moving’ – Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt”Vital, heartfelt and surprising, these tales from a life are told with humour, style and intelligence.’ – Graham Norton’A wonderful memoir by a glorious writer: funny, poignant, profound. I gobbled it up in one joyous sitting.’ – Elizabeth Day’An absolute jewel of a book. Gloriously readable, hilarious, painful, acute, sharply recalled and vividly brought to life’ – Stephen FryA dazzling ‘tell-most’ memoir: poignant and laugh-out-loud funny scenes from the life of actor Minnie Driver.I love stories. I have mostly told other people’s but now, in telling my own, I realize how all our stories are connected by that great leveller of acclaim, loss, fortitude, and fortune: being human.When I look at my life from the alleged halfway point, some patterns are revealed: one, that the story does not necessarily begin or end where it should; two, happy endings are overrated. And three, happy endings are almost never the end.This book is memoir-ish. A tell-most. Largely because there’s a lot I don’t remember, and a lot that’s not worth talking about.So, this is a collection of stories about how things not working out – worked out in the end. How reaching for the dream is easily more interesting, expansive, sad and funny than the dream itself coming true.I really hope you enjoy it.Love, Minnie x

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Weight 0.395 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 2.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

791.43028092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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