Some Boys I Knew — Clea Myers
Published in April — pre-order your copies now
What does it take for us to put our lives on hold and begin to heal? In the midst of a sequence of traumatic events—recovering from crystal-meth addiction, facing infertility, battling chronic fatigue, surviving breast cancer, rebuilding a relationship with her narcissistic mother only for it to fall apart again before her mother’s suicide—Clea realises she has to take a break from men.
There had been too many disasters beginning with the Adonis-like Old Etonian, Luke, who can’t stop cheating. What unites her with darkly handsome Tarquin, who follows Clea to the USA, only to rob her? Gordon, a dumpster diving tweaker who deserts her for a porn star; Saint Peter who persuades her into rehab; sexually confused Brent; violent Conrad and self-obsessed Alfie? Why does she turn down decent Nat who is just too nice?
As Clea digs through the evidence, she exposes learned behaviours that keep her dependent. Denial is a powerful drug and the endorphin rush of apologies, promises and make-up sex fix things over and over… until they don’t.
Rich, powerful and authentic, Some Boys I Knew takes us on a raw, insightful journey to becoming the person Clea most needs: Herself.
A vivid memoir from the writer of Tweaking the Dream.
Clea Myers is an actress and writer who currently lives alone in Notting Hill. This memoir follows her cult bestseller, Tweaking the Dream: A Crystal Meth True Story.