The critical drubbing for Will Self’s book shows there’s a subtle art to memoir
The Guardian -

A common flaw is forgetting you’re supposed to be writing for the reader’s pleasure, not yours

I hadn’t realised people were so keen to see Will Self get a drubbing until the reviews came out for his memoir – titled with characteristic perversity, Will, as opposed to the more obviously memoir-ish Self. To be honest, I’d never had strong feelings one way or the other, as Self struck me as an author for people who bang on about Kerouac and Burroughs; given that my favourite writer is Nora Ephron,...

Read this story at


Related Articles