Bang a gong! Play that funky music white boy! Get down with the trumpets! Hit me with your rhythm stick!
Why the big hullabaloo? Jessica Jones’ eagerly awaited book The Elegant Art of Falling Apart is published this week by Hachette Australia.
The book tells the touching tale of a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer and how she got through it by writing a mad blog about cancer fashion and beauty tips; with a lot of help from her wonderfully eccentric friends and with the love of her handsome Aussie boyfriend. Only…uh-oh, it turns out that he didn’t love her after all and just as soon as she finished the chemo and radiotherapy, he dumped her…
Hang on a minute. Clearly this impostor has gone and rocked up at a publishing house with a story she’s lifted directly from Chemo Chic. Can you credit the bare-faced impertinence of the woman!
Plagiarism aside, it looks like a pretty good read. Celebrated Australian actress Susie Porter says this:
‘Jess has the amazing ability to make you feel that youare with her, every step of the way. I laughed out loud, I cried and I couldn’t put The Elegant Art of Falling Apart down, couldn’t stop reading until I’d completed this extraordinary journey with her.’
For those of you with Attention Deficit Disorder, here are some one-line reviews from Twitter:
‘Never read such a heart-rendingly funny, brave book. Title sums it up perfectly.’
‘An amazing inspirational woman’s experience with cancer and a wanker.’
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