No Worries If Not

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Author: Soph Galustian

Category: Lifestyle , Sport & leisure

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Radar

ISBN: 9781804190265

RRP: $26.99

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No Worries If Not is a funny, relatable coming-of-age story, that explores comedian, Soph Galustian’s, experiences of poverty, queerness, love, grief and community. She recounts her life from childhood, to teens, into adulthood through a mixture of short stories, spoken word, illustrations, and space for the reader to reflect (or draw tits… whatever you prefer).

This book is for anyone who was raised struggling, who wrestled with coming out, who accidentally killed their childhood pet fish, who as fallen madly in love or who has lost the person closest to them…

Filled with flashbacks to the 2000s/2010s, Cheryl Cole/Girls Aloud fandom and a love story for the ages, No Worries If Not is equally for the straights and the gays, the rich and disadvantaged. In this book Soph offers a space to reminisce and laugh at life’s misfortunes.

A nostalgic trip down memory lane for me with the music of the year, but this is so much more than that. A frank conversation on being queer and coming out, grief is discussed honestly and in a heartfelt way. And then you’ll be thoroughly entertained with not only the Girls Aloud fan club , but some poetry which is accessible, quick-witted, and relatable. This will make you smile, cringe, laugh, cry, nod, and maybe hum a tune or 3. If nothing else, the uni survival guide in this is 100% accurate too. – @bobsandbooks

[Soph Galustian] expertly balances humour with tragedy, taking you through the ups and downs of life with a raw honesty that tugs at your heartstrings. It’s not all prose either … many poems are included, as are word-searches, skit-style excerpts, and – brilliantly – playlists. The annual playlists not only mark the emotional tone of each year in Galustian’s life, but bring the reader right back to that year in their own lives. The various elements that make up this book balance each other perfectly, and not only make it a gripping read, but give more insight into Galustian’s personality.I could not put this book down. (Seriously – it arrived in the post 24 hours ago and I’m already writing a review.) I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I commiserated. It’s an incredibly powerful read, and (dare I say it?) one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. I cannot recommend it highly enough. – Elementary My Dear

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