Author(s): Decca Aitkenhead
Tony always used to tell me to think less and feel more, but I never could. Now that that's all I can do, I can see he was right - and if feelings are his gift from the grave, I'm afraid of taming them into words. A beautifully written, breathtakingly honest, unsentimental, profound memoir of love and loss from one of our most popular journalists.
'An entrancing love story; a horrifying death story; a book about class, family, growing up, taking risks and learning how to be strong. This is a memoir like no other. Read it once, and it will be inside your head forever.' Andrew Marr 'A brave book about emotional truth. It brought a tear to my eye, and will be deeply empowering for those that read it.' Tanya Byron 'A sad, sad story of a remarkable relationship, beautifully told. Huge universal themes such as love, loss and grief are conveyed in intimate detail and with searing honesty. Anyone who has loved, lost or grieved - that's all of us - should read it.' Alastair Campbell
Decca Aitkenhead is an award-winning journalist (Catherine Pakenham Award 1996, Interviewer of the Year in 2009) for The Guardian newspaper, where she interviews leading figures in public life. She was born in Wiltshire in 1971, and studied politics and modern history at Manchester University, where she began her career in journalism at the Manchester Evening News. She has been a columnist and features writer for most national newspapers and magazines, and a regular contributor to BBC radio and television. She lives in rural Kent with her two young sons. In 2000 she wrote a travel book, The Promised Land, about going around the world in search of perfect Ecstasy.