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The Hungover Games

The Hungover Games

A True Story

Bridget Jones for the Fleabag generation: What happens when you have a baby on your own before you’ve grown up yourself?

What happens when you have an unplanned baby on your own in your mid-thirties, before you’ve worked out how to look after yourself, let alone a child? This is the story of one woman’s adventures in single motherhood. It’s about what happens when Mr. Right isn’t around so you have a baby with Mr. Wrong, a touring musician who tells you, halfway through your pregnancy, that he’s met someone else, just after you’ve given up your LA life and moved back to England to attempt some kind of modern family life with him. So now you’re six months along, sleeping on a friend’s sofa in London, and waking up in the morning to a room full of taxidermied animals who seem to be staring at you. It’s about what it’s like raising a baby on your own when you’re more at home on the dance floor than in the kitchen. It’s about how to invent the concept of the two-person family, when you grew up in a traditional nuclear unit of four, and your kid’s friends all have happily married parents too, and you are definitely not, in any way, ticking off the days until all those lovely couples get divorced. Unflinchingly honest, emotionally raw, and surprisingly sweet, The Hungover Games is the true story of what happens if you’ve been looking for love your whole life and finally find it where you least expect it.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers

On Sale: July 7th 2020

Price: $27 / $34 (CAD)

Page Count: 272

ISBN-13: 9780316499064

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"Finally the book that single mothers across the globe have been waiting for. . . . Funny, dark and true."—Cailtin Moran
"Sophie has the ability to write as if she's talking only to you, in moments of humour and pathos. She makes you feel like you're not on your own. I always feel both inspired and comforted after reading her work. She has a voice as a solo parent that I don't think is represented in the world today. I am, and will always be, her biggest fan."—James Corden
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