GOLLUM, SCARLETT JOHANNSON AND ME

We all fail at a variety of things for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes we’re just bad at something, or someone else is better. And occasionally, the world seems to be working against us. In her smart and heart-warmingly self-deprecatory book, Sarah Bosetti heads out on New Years’ Eve to chart the ground between the ecstasy of success and the misery of failure. She tells of people who became actors because they weren’t good enough at waiting tables, her brother’s attempt to walk on water by tying inflatable armbands to his feet, and her realisation that we all look like Gollum standing next to Scarlet Johannson.

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