• The Smoking Diaries

  • The Smoking Diaries, Volume 1
  • By: Simon Gray
  • Narrated by: Simon Gray
  • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 12-13-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Canongate Faber
  • 4.4 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When he turned 65, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep a diary: not a careful honing of the days's events with a view to posterity but an account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently, digressively expressed. One of Britain's most amusing and original writers reflects on a life filled with cigarettes (continuing), alcohol (stopped), several triumphs, and many more disasters; a record of shame, adultery, friendship, and love.
Few diarists have ever been so frank about themselves, and even fewer so entertaining.
©2004 Simon Gray (P)2008 Canongate Books in partnership with Faber and Faber Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"The funniest book I've read all year." (Julian Barnes)
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By Aa-bomb on 04-14-15

Good but sad

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Well-written and well read. Sad, though. Kept thinking I would get the next Diaries book but didn't.

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