Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: My Difficult 80s

Author: Andrew Collins
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Category: Autobiography: General, Memoirs, Social & Cultural History, Funny Books & Stories
Book Format: Paperback

Higher education comes at exactly the right time: in the twilight of your teens, you're just starting to coagulate as a human being, to pull away from parental influence and find your own feet. What better than three years in which to explore the inner you, establish a feasible worldview, and maybe get on Blockbusters.' After an idyllic provincial 70s childhood, the 80s took Andrew Collins to London, art school and the classic student experience. Crimping his hair, casting aside his socks and sporting fingerless gloves, he became Andy Kollins purveyor of awful poetry, disciple of moany music and wannabe political activist. What follows is a universal tale of trainee hedonism, girl trouble, wasted grants and begging letters to parents. A synth-soundtracked rite of passage that's often painfully funny, it traces one teenager's metamorphosis from sheltered suburban innocent to semi-mature metropolitan male through the pretensions and confusions of trying to stand alone for the first time in your own kung fu pumps in a big bad city.

About Andrew Collins
Andrew Collins is a writer and broadcaster, whose early career at the NME and Q led him to Radio 1, Radio 4 and 6 Music. He is Film Editor of Radio Times, the author of three memoirs, co-writer of BBC sitcoms Grass and Not Going Out, and the host of Saturday Night at the Movies on Classic FM.

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SKU BK-9780091897482
Barcode # 9780091897482
Brand Ebury Publishing
Artist / Author Andrew Collins
Shipping Weight 0.2200kg
Shipping Width 12.600m
Shipping Height 2.000m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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