Dancing on Eggshells Dancing on Eggshells

Dancing on Eggshells

Kitchen, ballroom & the messy inbetween

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Publisher Description

'We come for the glitter, but instead we get the grit, in stories told with insight, tenderness and joy.' - Russell T Davies

With a foreword by Steph McGovern

'I never thought I'd write a memoir. I never thought I'd do a lot of the things I have done in my thirty-four years, but life has a wonderful way of surprising us.'

Well-known as the winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off and runner up of Strictly Come Dancing with his same-sex dance partner Johannes Radebe, John Whaite's personal story is a complicated narrative of contradictions, highs and lows, told with tenderness, joy, insight and wit, but also unflinching honesty.

A shy little boy from rural Lancashire, who was scared to sleep alone and danced a little 'too gay' at family weddings, he was also an unruly teen who shaved a checkerboard pattern into his hair and refused to conform.

From childhood his life has revolved around food - his parents owned a fish and chip shop where John worked in the back peeling potatoes - but for long periods he has been haunted by bulimia and body dysmorphia and not a day goes by when he doesn't worry about what or how much he eats.

He achieved TV fame but then seemingly wilfully chose to self-destruct, before finding the strength to pull back when he woke up in a car with half a kebab at his feet and chilli sauce on his shoes.

Through it all, his essential optimism has meant that he has chosen to take every step back as a chance to reassess and begin again, finally arriving at the realisation that external validation and fulfilment is transient - a distraction from the sometimes painful pilgrimage we make as we gain wisdom from our experiences.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2023
24 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Octopus
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Kelz7683 ,

True in depth account

A really good read. Hard to put down especially when reading about all the problems thrown at you in life and even more so when you can relate. As the saying goes….things can only get better!

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