Being Adam Golightly

A true account of grief observed through laughter, love and grit

by Adam Golightly

  • Published: 08 Feb 2018
  • Price: £8.99
  • Format: B Format Paperback
  • Extent: 256p
  • ISBN: 978-1-78072-316-7
  • Short Books territories:
    World
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The death of Adam’s wife inspires a new kind of life…

The cruel death in her 40s of his beloved wife Helen tears up the script of Adam Golightly’s middle-class, middle-aged being.

Now miserably single and outnumbered by his kids, he struggles with small town tongue wagging, the trauma of teenage bra shopping, and online dating anarchy. 

This irreverent and frank memoir follows Adam’s snakes-and-ladders journey through his grief in the year following his wife’s death, as he shows not just how to survive bereavement but how to be transformed by it.

About Adam Golightly

Adam Golightly (pseudonym) is a recently widowed father of two. A former account planner in a big advertising firm, he now writes a weekly column in The Guardian about adjusting to life as a single father.