Limp: A Funny Memoir

Limp: A Funny Memoir

by Simon Eli Vella


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648022923
Publisher: Surfeit Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Simon Eli Vella is a reformed recreational drug addict and former club DJ, who now leads a beautifully boring life as a part-time author and full-time loathed cog in the capitalist machine of a major bank. He lives in Melbourne, Australia with his neuroticism and a very patient wife, and the ever-looming risk of abnormal situations disturbing his mundane existence.

His debut memoir, Limp, humorously chronicles his battle with extreme introversion as a child, and his maladjusted young adulthood.

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Limp: A Funny Memoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
pet1210 More than 1 year ago
Limp is a wonderfully apt title as it encompasses everything in the narrator's life. Australian debut author, Simon Eli Vella, chronicles his life starting with his childhood in Melbourne as an extremely introvert boy with no self-confidence. Completely lacking energy or motivation, he finds remaining passive, the simplest way to be pushed through life. Growing up and wanting to fit in somehow, he discovers that "normal" interactions with people become easier under the influence of recreational drugs and plenty of booze. As a side effect, he then has to cope with his impotence, some difficult relationships, and a hilarious lawsuit. Always looking for the path of least resistance, Simon stays in education for as long as possible and then drifts from job to job before finally "growing up" in his forties. This was a very humorous memoir with several laugh-out-loud moments and I admire the author's candor. It was very readable, but at times, I found it a little too light considering some of the rather serious topics (mental health, drug and alcohol abuse). I loved Simon's Mum and Dad with their laissez-faire parenting while always being there for him and supporting him when needed, but also happy to give their uncensored opinions on their son's choices. Overall, an engaging and entertaining memoir.