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  • Amazing Disgrace

  • A Book About Shame
  • By: Grace Campbell
  • Narrated by: Grace Campbell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Summary

For as long as she can remember, Grace Campbell has been told that she doesn't suit her name. But being graceful is no fun anyway.

Growing up in a world of privilege and politics, she had a lot to feel confident about. But she was also a record-breaker when it came to feeling shame. Shame about sex, shame about rejection, shame about mental health.  

But over time and with a 24-carat-gold dose of female friendship, Grace has turned shame into a defiant sense of self. At only 26, Grace has got a lot to learn about being an adult, but she's already got a lot to share about being a disgrace and how she came to be utterly, disgustingly, disgracefully proud of it.

It's the audiobook every young woman should listen to and every young man should worry about.

©2020 Grace Campbell (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Probably more of a women's read

This book is well read by the author, but as an older man I don't think that I'm the target audience. It's not so much the content as the style - to me this book is mainly casual girl talk (in the general as well as specific sense) and probably very well done as that. As a man it's not how I enjoy hearing about someone's life experiences so I struggled to stick with it, but did complete it. The author is extremely frank and open about her intimate experiences and for me those details, often repeated, seemed to dominate the book, somehow obscuring her as a person which is more what I wanted to hear. Perhaps I've misunderstand this book, I'm sure that it will be enjoyed by many, but it was not for me.

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no thanks

I wanted to love this. I really struggled to get the 2/3s of the way through that I did before giving up. I wasn't familiar with any of Grace's previous work, TBF, else I might have had more realistic expectations of what is,on the surface, an appealing personal account on matters I'm already invested in as a humour-loving, unashamed feminist. I found it trite, narcissistic and - with regards to her attempted ironic use of street slang - offensive. and not even in an entertaining, so-bad-it's-good way. the whole thing was so banal and self-congratulating. I took nothing from this listen, despite honest best efforts, and ended up feeling a bit embarrassed for Grace.

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Hysterical and liberating

The most honest, relatable, funny, liberating book I’ve ever read. All my thoughts and feelings have been validated and I’ve let go of a lot of shame. Every young woman should read this.

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Life changing and hilarious!

It’s rare to find a book this profound and brilliantly funny at the same time. It’s vulnerable and brave and so much fun, I listened in almost 1 sitting.

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So-so good

Amazing. Possibly my favourite book of the year. J'adore. Everyone needs to read it now

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Such a fabulous book

Every person,and particularly woman, should read this. It captures so perfectly what it was like growing up at this time and all the shame associated with it. I couldn’t stop listening. Thank you Grace!

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fave book ive listened to in ages.

Starting listening to this not really knowing who Grace Campbell was, Im now in love with her! Deffo wish my 14 year old self could have read this. Very funny, honest and super easy to listen to cant wait for her next one.

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Charmingly honest and raw

I picked this book for its title and hoped it would give an insight into 'shame' in general, it was more an encount of one persons shame. However I found its honesty refreshing, a book I think every young woman should read to get a real insight into what sex and relationships can be like in your late teens/early twenties. Be interesting to get Grace's view in a few years time