Stylist Live's Literary Picks
Getting lost in the beautiful world of books is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Whether you’re on holiday, whiling away the hours on a beach reading about love and friendship, or stuck on the commute to work with your nose in an action-packed thriller, books most certainly make life much, much better.
For Read a Book day this year, we’ve handpicked a selection of our favourite books from some of the incredible speakers at Stylist Live this year.
Bryony Gordon – Eat, Drink, Run
A hilarious and inspirational memoir from the author of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller Mad Girl. Bryony Gordon tells the story of how getting outside, moving her body and talking to others (for whom life was also an occasional challenge) might actually help her mental health.
Caitlin Moran – How to be Famous
A funny, heartfelt sequel to How to Build a Girl, the breakout novel from feminist sensation Caitlin Moran is a big-hearted, hilarious tale of fame and fortune – and all that they entail.
Damian Barr – Maggie & Me
Maggie & Me is a touching and darkly witty memoir about surviving Thatcher’s Britain. In this brilliant read Damian reveals what life was like growing up gay in a straight world – and coming out the other end in spite of, and maybe because of, the Iron Lady.
Michelle Elman – Am I Ugly
Am I Ugly? is this inspiring woman’s compelling and deeply personal memoir from her childhood experiences of life-threatening health problems, long stays in hospital and fifteen complex surgeries that left her scarred, both mentally and physically.
Dr Rangan Chatterjee – How to Make Disease Disappear
A much-needed program to prevent and reverse disease. This book reveals the path to sustainable long-term health from an acclaimed international doctor – and star of the BBC program Doctor in the House.