Come and see acclaimed new author Damian Barr talking about his witty memoir about a gay man surviving Thatcher’s Britain, Maggie & Me
Tomorrow, between 4-5pm at Smethwick Library Damien will be talking about his book and answering questions. He will be talking about his memoir Maggie & Me, a touching story about surviving and thriving in Thatcher's Britain; a story of growing up gay in a straight world and coming out the other side in spite of, and maybe because of, the so-called Iron Lady.
Out of poverty, brutality and prejudice, Damian Barr builds something riveting, touching and painfully funny. His account of growing up under Thatcher's regime defines the experience of a generation. At once personal and universal, Maggie & Me is a work of stealthy genius (Maggie O’Farrell)
A marvellous memoir – wrenching, funny and wise. I loved it! (Joanne Harris)
This amazing book tells the story of an appalling childhood with truth and clarity unsmudged by self-pity. It grips from beginning to end and leaves the reader elated at the fact that such experiences can be overcome and produce a man who can write a book so vivid, so unsentimentally forgiving, and so memorable (Diana Athill)