My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Laughter and heartbreak combine in screenwriter’s uplifting memoir

Georgia Pritchett found success as a writer on some of the funniest TV comedies of the past two decades, but she was conscious of being something of an outsider, especially in the male-dominated world of television writing

Georgia Pritchett’s My Mess Is a Bit of a Life follows her from growing up in 1970s south London through to her triumphs as a comedy writer and producer


My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety

By Georgia Pritchett

Faber & Faber, €16.99

When Georgia Pritchett was invited to the White House in 2014, she met the then US vice-president Joe Biden. Realising where the Londoner came from, Biden told her that his ancestors were Irish and his mother had hated the English. He then left and returned with hundreds of poems written by the woman born Catherine Finnegan ...