The Sunday Times Bestseller
Raven Smith has been 32 for several years and lives in London with his husband and cat. The former Vogue columnist is quoted by many as the funniest person on Instagram, which does nothing to minimise his ego. He has a monthly column in Style where he examines the absurd minutiae of modern living. This is his first book.
'The unofficial spokesperson of the modern millennial'
SUNDAY TIMES 'STYLE' MAGAZINE
'Funny, interrogating, refreshingly self-aware and irresistibly
readable: Raven Smith has written a hilarious, relatable guide to
the contradictions and complications of modern life'
'It's rare a writer is as funny in their prose as they are in
their social media. But Raven is that rare author who is somehow
even better, as he tartly explores pop culture and its influence on
his inner life. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wonder if you're
really just another millennial a**hole on this guided tour of
Raven's beautiful, singular and deeply hilarious mind.'
'Raven Smith's writing is as current as it is biting!'
Fresh, funny and fabulous!'
'Raven Smith is rollickingly good fun and Britain's sassiest
social commentator. Trivial Pursuits is a linguistic acid trip and
a showcase of his ability to shape even the most useless piece of
information into something riveting.'
'It's unlike anything I've ever read...in a good way! I'm laughing out loud, wincing in recognition and shaking my head in wonderment about some of the batshit metaphors that shouldn't work but do!' ELIZABETH DAY
'It's hilarious. The funny stuff made me do small wheezes and
the honest stuff made me wish I could write so boldly. The chapter
on long term partnerships made me feel strangely like I wanted to
go and hug my sleeping husband and I reached the end furious that
there wasn't more to come...I feel like he wrote it from inside my
brain but only if my brain was cleverer and more articulate.'
'I challenge anyone to finish Raven Smith's kaleidoscopic,
breathless, cogently scattergun musings on modern life without
feeling a) less guilty, b) better understood, c) a bit bereft that
he's not your best friend.'