'Painfully raw and incredibly funny' - Simon Amstell
'Katy sees the world like no one else and deciphers it with extraordinary beauty. Delicacy took my breath away' - Lolly Adefope
'Fabulous story-telling and completely delicious writing' - Cariad Lloyd, host of Griefcast
'Brilliantly original, funny and insightful. Dry and comic, but also very moving. I absolute loved Delicacy' - Katy Brand
'Gentle, heartbreaking, laugh out loud funny and poetically told - an intimate memoir that stays with you'
- Rose Matafeo
'A deeply dark slice of comedic mastery' - Sarah Solemani
'An exquisite and important book. Delicacy is funny and sad and beautiful' - Maeve Higgins
'Katy has one of the most singular and enviable minds working today (and tomorrow)' - Jamie Demetriou, creator of Stath Lets Flats
'I loved this wry melancholy memoir and identified so much. Full of breathtaking intimacy and honesty, ultimately a comfort, this spoonful of wise and funny sugar helps the medicine of maturity go down.'
- Alice Lowe
From award-winning comedian and writer Katy Wix comes Delicacy - a different kind of memoir from an astonishing new voice.
Twenty-one snapshots of a life - some staccato, raw and shocking, some expansive, meditative, and profound, underpinned with moments of startling humour that shatter the darkness - all beginning with a single memory. A memory of cake.
The sickly royal icing marked the moment Katy found her voice. The madeira cake was the sun her group therapy sessions orbited. The 'missing cake' from a lost holiday has never let go. The Bara brith eaten in hospital after a life-altering car crash was as tough as the metal that hit her. The supermarket rock cake was where she 'practised wanting'.
Shocking, raw, darkly funny and deeply humane, Katy Wix's exploration of trauma, grief, addiction, love, loss, memory and hope is truly unforgettable.
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