Book Review

This Is Not a Pity Memoir: An unshowy but dramatic portrait of a life torn apart

Award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan’s account of how she effectively lost her husband to a terrible brain injury is full of heart yet simultaneously unsentimental

Abi Morgan: her memoir gives the sense that she is being edited out of her own life

If you ever have a day where you’re tempted to feel sorry for yourself, do yourself a favour: sit down and read Abi Morgan’s new memoir instead, and you’ll likely find yourself with a new perspective. Although the British author valiantly titles her book This is Not a Pity Memoir, it is impossible to read Morgan’s well crafted words and not find yourself commiserating with her on a series of twists of fate that reads ...