Managing Expectations

    • 4.4 • 60 Ratings
    • £7.99

    • £7.99

Publisher Description

'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 Fry

A 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

GENRE
Biography
NARRATOR
MD
Minnie Driver
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:51
hr min
RELEASED
2022
3 May
PUBLISHER
Bonnier Publishing Fiction
SIZE
331.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Sukitom66 ,

Loved it

Didn’t know much about Minnie Driver until this book, audio is the best way rather than reading it as Minnie does it & puts so much into it. It was funny, sad & informative.

Bridge Fox ,

A MUST READ - LISTEN!

This is an utterly brilliant and entertaining audiobook.

Minnie’s delivery of her first book is both inspiring and moving in equal measures executed so well it feels like she’s talking solely to the listener.

Her writing is poetic, intelligent and hilarious with many laugh out loud moments landed by her excellent timing.

This is a real treat and pure escapism that is so captivating and touching that you will want more from this writer. Here’s hoping!

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