‘Get a job they said. They were right. I ignored this and survived on everything from the dole to dressing up as Father Christmas; I regret the former but not the latter.’
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‘Beyond the satisfaction of recording your life for posterity is the cathartic joy of pouring out your unhappiness. Nothing is so bad it cannot be written out of your system.’