• The Smoking Diaries

  • The Smoking Diaries, Volume 1
  • By: Simon Gray
  • Narrated by: Simon Gray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 13-12-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (12 ratings)

Summary

When he turned 65, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep a diary: not a careful honing of the days' events with a view to posterity but an account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently, digressively expressed. One of Britain's most amusing and original writers reflects on a life filled with cigarettes (continuing), alcohol (stopped), several triumphs and many more disasters - a record of shame, adultery, friendship and love. 
Few diarists have ever been so frank about themselves and even fewer so entertaining.
©2004 Simon Gray (P)2008 Faber Audio
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"The funniest book I've read all year." (Julian Barnes)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Aa-bomb on 14-04-15

Good but sad

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Well-written and well read. Sad, though. Kept thinking I would get the next Diaries book but didn't.

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