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No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer

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Ultimately this is an easy to read book that works really well for anyone wanting to read something that captures a serious topic (misogyny) in simple language that makes the book impossible to put down. But if you do suffer from an unrelenting urge to punch ​ “no worries if not” into your keyboard, it’s also important to not let it become yet another thing you beat yourself up about. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.

I wasn't sure about the first two-thirds of the book - although very funny, and I liked the mixed approach of poetry, prose and pages for writing your own thoughts - it occasionally felt quite surface-level and didn't necessarily give much new insight into being young, queer and working class in Manchester.I usually worry when I realise that the main characters in a novel are in their 20's, being in my 50's I can sometimes find then a bit un-relatable. Brilliantly written, amazing poetry and a heartwarming account of a young girl succeeding against the odds. Last week I advised my sister to remove two exclamation points from a text message she was crafting. I liked the way it painted a vivid picture of growing up in the 2000s and 2010s, with the 2000s secondary school stuff feeling particularly real to me as someone only a few years older, and the inclusion of a QR code to access a playlist of all the songs gathered together in lists in the book was a nice tough, meaning you can listen along whilst reading.

Hi there, hope you’re well,” you type, fully aware that after the past two years the receiver is unlikely to be well. However when she lets her frustration get the better of her on a train journey by ranting at a rude male passenger she finds herself unwittingly going viral on social media! Like “no pressure,” or “I’m fine either way,” the phrase is an indirect attempt to harness the freedom of Ask culture. Having to ask someone to move their bag from the train seat so I didn’t have to stand up for two hours. In this book Soph offers up her experiences and a space to reminisce and laugh at life’s misfortunes.The present day narrative is interspersed with Charlotte's childhood diary excerpts, providing context about how and why she became a people-pleaser. As an elderly millennial, I tend to listen to parenting/ feminist/ menopause type pods but this is amazing! Mikaela believes that changing the language to more positive lines like "I look forward to working with you" could make a huge difference to my self-worth and in turn, the outcome of responses. In fact, adding that ​ “meaningless flourish” actually gives people an excuse to completely dismiss your request.

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