The raw and darkly funny memoir of a boy who drank his way to the bottom before getting out alive... just...
Tom is a freelance writer for magazine's such as Men's Health, Best Life and GQ. He trained as journalist at the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard and then moved to New York, where he became the bar columnist at the New York Post. He is currently based in the West of Ireland but visits his native UK regularly.
Fast, funny and at times stupefyingly honest * GQ *
Honest, funny, moving * Daily Express *
Car-crash literature... But his honesty in the telling of it, not to mention the treatment of the brutal truths of addiction and recovery, make this required reading * Daily Express *
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the drinking stories, and I liked the snowballing sense of shame and horror. But I think the best thing of all is the way it shows how addiction can be the result of hiding from emotions -- William Leith * Evening Standard *
Every now and then a writer like Tom Sykes shares his tales of wild excess, leaving out the moralising and self-pity, and you remember how fun the genre can be... You can't help feeling a measure of admiration for his dedication to hedonism. And he does have some great stories * Independent on Sunday *