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Becoming Sex, Second Chances, and Figuring Out Who the Hell I am by Laura Jane Williams

Becoming Sex, Second Chances, and Figuring Out Who the Hell I am

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Survive and thrive memoir from blogger and social media influencer Laura Jane Williams.


Becoming Sex, Second Chances, and Figuring Out Who the Hell I am by Laura Jane Williams

When the man Laura Jane Williams thought she'd wed dumped her and married her friend, she was devastated. Empty. Drinking too much, sleeping around, and moving from place-to-place in a refusal to put down roots, she tried to fill the void - the gaping hole - that heartbreak had left behind. She wanted control. To grab life by the balls. To live boldly. But, she rapidly learned it wasn't that simple. Resolving that life couldn't go on as it was - that the backlog of men and sadness that haunted her would not define her - Laura declared a year-long vow of celibacy, ultimately finding herself in a Riviera convent as she slowly put pieces of herself back together. An honest exploration of a young woman's soul and a road trip through Italy, America, Paris and...Derby, BECOMING is a book that makes you laugh and makes you cry, but most of all it makes you realise that even when the going gets tough, no one is really f*cking up like they think they are.

About the Author

Laura Jane Williams is Marie Claire magazine's #BREAKFREE from fear ambassador, and the writer behind 'messily human' blog Superlatively Rude. Her ebook, The Book of Brave, was described as '...a lesson on self-love'. Her work has been featured everywhere from the Guardian to Grazia to RED magazine. She is the co-founder of IRL Panel, London's discussion and networking event for people with a lot to say, and the host of The Becoming Podcast, a talk radio show designed to share the rites-of-passage stories of daringly flawed women. She is currently writing a TV series. You can follow Laura on Twitter and Instagram on @superlativelyLJ, and tell her about your own becoming on the hashtag #ThisIsMyBecoming

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Publication date

1st June 2016


Laura Jane Williams

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Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


320 pages


Dating, relationships, living together & marriage



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