My Mess is a Bit of a Life by Georgia Pritchett

In Georgia Pritchett's memoir, readers follow her through all of her firsts; her first days at school, her first time travelling alone, her first miscarriage, and her first baby.

The story is told in short, and mostly humourous increments, diary style. One adventure highlights a birthday party she attended, which she referred to as a good time, much to her parent's shock, only a good time though because she “had cake and didn't join in any of the games” very much her approach to life.

When I started reading, I realized how much I related with Georgia and her adventures in anxiety. She has a wonderful way of writing and connecting with her readers. 

I love that Georgia refers to writing as “a lifeline, an escape and a reason for getting up in the morning.” I always feel that with writing, the possibilities are endless.

My Mess is a Bit of a Life is joyful and humourous, with Pritchett keeping the reader engaged through each and every adventure she shares. I adored her innocence when talking about the first time she tried flirting with a man she liked, “I'll probably go home and do some needlepoint then I'll get such a rush of oestrogen, I'll vomit all over my cross-stitch,” she writes. This had me laughing so hard that I thought I might vomit all over my Kindle. 

Today, Georgia's writing credits include successful shows like Veep, Miranda, and Succession. She has won many awards for her writing, and has even been invited to the White House to work on a collaborative project with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Joe Biden, Michelle, and Barack Obama. 

Overall, this memoir was an absolute gem. I would recommend this book to anyone who has suffered with any generalized anxiety or panic disorder, or anyone who just have a good old belly laugh, which is probably everyone right now considering the world we live in today. 

Five stars for Georgia.

Courtesy of Jo Unwin Literary Agency

My Mess is a Bit of a Life is finally available for purchase in hardcover from Indigo.