Untitled Liz Jones

ISBN: 9781471101977

Published: July 4th 2013

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352 pages


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Untitled  by  Liz Jones

Untitled by Liz Jones
July 4th 2013 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781471101977 | 7.55 Mb

I was not normal - I always knew this. Growing up in Essex, the youngest of seven children, Liz Jones was always eccentric. She was convinced her mother would die at any moment, and that her family home was haunted. She would buy paperbacks fromMoreI was not normal - I always knew this. Growing up in Essex, the youngest of seven children, Liz Jones was always eccentric. She was convinced her mother would die at any moment, and that her family home was haunted. She would buy paperbacks from jumble sales, change the titles and re-write the endings.

She became anorexic, aged eleven, after her sister told her how many calories there were in marmalade on toast. Her mother couldnt communicate - she never worked, never had her own bank account and was always off having her neck stretched at hospital, suffering terribly as she did from arthritis.

Aged eight, Liz vowed she would never have children or do housework.But this isnt a misery memoir. With deftness and humour, Liz romps through the stories of her past: from the childhood that shaped her and the teenage years of unrequited love and dodgy fashion choices, to moving to London, being told she wasnt thin enough to be a model and being turned down by every fashion magazine going. She describes her brief, doomed time as a sub-editor on the Evening Standard before finally landing a job on the Sunday Times magazine, having braved the pickets and worked through the printers strike.

It was a world of excess: people drank, a lot. After a staff member jumped out of a window during a Christmas party, alcohol was banned from the office. Then came her big role as editor of Marie Claire and her eventual sacking over her anti-skinny models campaign.This book charts three decades of working at the forefront of magazine and newspaper industries. It is also an incredibly moving tale of how our childhoods really define who we are.



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