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My Mess Is a Bit of a Life

Georgia Pritchett

This memoir, told in gloriously comic vignettes, is an utterly joyful reflection on living – and sometimes thriving (sometimes not) – with anxiety.

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‘Order her book. That’s an order.’ Miranda Hart

‘Brimming with wit and honesty’ Nina Stibbe
‘Fantastically entertaining’ Marina Hyde
‘I absolutely bloody loved this book. Funny, relatable, easy to read, deep, shallow and everything in between.’ Philippa Perry
One of Stylist‘s Best Memoirs for Summer 2021

Multi-award-winning television writer and producer Georgia Pritchett knows a thing or two about anxiety.

From worrying about the monsters under her bed as a child (Were they comfy enough?), to embracing womanhood, (One way of knowing you have crossed from girlhood to womanhood is that men stop furtively masturbating at you from bushes and start shouting things at you from cars. It’s a beautiful moment) worry has accompanied her at every turn.

This memoir is a joyful reflection on just how to live – and sometimes even thrive (sometimes not) – with anxiety.

‘Incredibly funny – if you’re a super-sensitive, anxious person, you will relate HARD. Whilst laughing hysterically.’ Caitlin Moran

‘I am SO excited about this book!’ Richard Osman

‘Georgia Pritchett is a singularly hilarious person. Her book is a delightful and perfect reflection of her. It’s tenderness sneaks up on you and really packs a punch. What a magnificent read!‘’ Julia Louis Dreyfus

Critic Reviews

Put simply, I love Georgia as a writer and a woman. Funny, moving, insightful, vulnerable. A brave book and a brilliant read.

Miranda Hart
Critic Reviews

'This book has enough dose of humour to be classified as a natural SSRI antidepressant.'

Cecile, NetGalley
Critic Reviews

I'm SO excited about this.

Richard Osman
Critic Reviews

'Had me laughing out loud, and then had me close to tears.'

Alison, NetGalley
Critic Reviews

A fantastically entertaining and surprising book. I knew I would laugh - and I did, several times on every page. She is hilarious – exuberantly funny, wickedly funny, wryly funny, darkly funny. All the funnies. But this book really shook my heart too. To read it is to meet the kindest, warmest, most wisecracking companion you could hope for. Georgia Pritchett is the new friend we all need right now.

Marina Hyde
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‘A book that will stay with me for a long time … most definitely one I’ll be recommending to everyone.’


Georgia Pritchett is a multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer. Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda,The Thick of It and many more. She is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed show Succession and the creator and showrunner of The Shrink Next Door, starring Will Ferrell and…

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