Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?

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From Highgate Cemetery to the interior of a psychiatric hospital, from Tottenham Court Road to the icebergs of Antarctica, ‘Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?’ is a collective interrogation of the universal experience from a very particular psyche: original, opinionated – and mordantly funny.

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‘Nothing about Jenny Diski is conventional. Diski does not do linear, or normal, or boring … highly intelligent, furiously funny’ Sunday Times‘Funny, heartbreaking, insightful and wise’ Emilia Clarke‘She expanded notions about what nonfiction, as an art form, could do and could be’ New YorkerJenny Diski was a fearless writer, for whom no subject was too difficult, even her own cancer diagnosis. Her columns in the London Review of Books – selected here by her editor and friend Mary-Kay Wilmers, on subjects as various as death, motherhood, sexual politics and the joys of solitude – have been described as ‘virtuoso performances’, and ‘small masterpieces’. From Highgate Cemetery to the interior of a psychiatric hospital, from Tottenham Court Road to the icebergs of Antarctica, Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told? is a collective interrogation of the universal experience from a very particular psyche: original, opinionated – and mordantly funny.

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Weight 0.312 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

448

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

824.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K