The Smoking Diaries: The Year of the Jouncer

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When he turned sixty-five, the acclaimed playwright Simon Gray began to keep this diary: not a careful honing of the day's events with a view to posterity but an account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently, digressively expressed. "The Smoking Diaries" is the result, in which 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, shame, adultery, friendship, and love. Few diarists have been as ...

The Smoking Diaries: The Year of the Jouncer 2008, Granta Books (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781847080554

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