My Mess Is A Bit Of A Life - Georgia Pritchett - Keeping Up With The Penguins
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Well, first off, Georgia Pritchett gets an A+ for her book title: My Mess Is A Bit Of A Life. Isn’t that brilliant? Haven’t we all felt that exact way, at one point or another?

I am pleased to report that the contents of her memoir absolutely live up to the high expectation it sets, too.

Pritchett is a TV writer and producer by trade, and this is her memoir – told in “gloriously comic vignettes” – about learning to live, even thrive, with anxiety. My friends at Faber Books and Allen & Unwin were kind enough to send me a copy for review.

Pritchett’s series of short, sharp anecdotes are like particularly hilarious and insightful contributions to a conversation over cocktails. Her sense of humour clearly aligns perfectly with my own, because I was snort-laughing on every other page. The deadpan delivery of critical reviews she has received in her career were particular highlights.

But it’s more than just a few laughs; Pritchett is very frank and honest about the highs (working on Veep) and the lows (two young sons on the autism spectrum) of her life, all navigated while managing her own intense anxiety.

I’m so glad Pritchett shared her story in this way, and I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t find My Mess Is A Bit Of A Life relatable in some measure.