A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man

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Publisher's Synopsis

It was love at first taste for fifteen-year-old Tadhg Hickey when he drank a can of Scrumpy Jack on the night of his exam results. Straight away it provided a cure for that constant feeling of 'something wrong, something not quite right', a way of numbing anxiety and childhood trauma. He realised he was extraordinarily good at drinking and energetically threw himself into a life of pubs, parties and staying pissed, while also managing to become a comedian. But alcohol had the last laugh ... A Portrait of the Piss Artist as a Young Man shows us the often-hilarious lengths of self-deception an alcoholic will go to, the horrific consequences of addiction and the redemptive process of recovering from this deadly but ultimately treatable illness, and remaining sober. A deeply touching memoir and with a side of self-help, Tadhg's easy-going writing style belies his serious message - that each of us has the power to change our lives.

Book information

ISBN: 9781804183595
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction
Imprint: Eriu
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.292092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 348g
Height: 145mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 27mm