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Letter To My Younger Self

Pete Townshend: I’ve never really liked performing
Music

Pete Townshend: I’ve never really liked performing

Get a sneak peek at our new Letter To My Younger Self book
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Get a sneak peek at our new Letter To My Younger Self book

Stewart Lee’s advice for his 16 year old self: don’t trust Morrissey
Culture

Stewart Lee’s advice for his 16 year old self: don’t trust Morrissey

Get your copy of The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self book today
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Get your copy of The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self book today

Get your hands on our brilliant Letter To My Younger Self book this week
Books

Get your hands on our brilliant Letter To My Younger Self book this week

Lin-Manuel Miranda: It’s no accident my protagonists grapple with legacy
Film

Lin-Manuel Miranda: It’s no accident my protagonists grapple with legacy

Brian May: All-boys and all-girls schools are a terrible idea
Music

Brian May: All-boys and all-girls schools are a terrible idea

Christopher Eccleston: ‘A crime was visited on the working-class about art’
TV

Christopher Eccleston: ‘A crime was visited on the working-class about art’

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Harry Connick Jr: “Nothing was going to stop me from making records”
Music

Harry Connick Jr: “Nothing was going to stop me from making records”

Mark Radcliffe still hasn’t given up on cracking the music business
Music

Mark Radcliffe still hasn’t given up on cracking the music business

George Alagiah: “I never let race define me”
TV

George Alagiah: “I never let race define me”

Margaret Atwood: “I’ve got to stop being a compulsive helpaholic”
Books

Margaret Atwood: “I’ve got to stop being a compulsive helpaholic”

Lemn Sissay: ‘My younger self did not deserve what institutions did to him’
Books

Lemn Sissay: ‘My younger self did not deserve what institutions did to him’

Rose McGowan: Hollywood is a ‘sick, toxic system’ I had to escape
TV

Rose McGowan: Hollywood is a ‘sick, toxic system’ I had to escape

Bradley Wiggins: “I’m detached from cycling now”
News

Bradley Wiggins: “I’m detached from cycling now”

Stephen Hendry: ‘You have to be very selfish to be and stay the best’
Culture

Stephen Hendry: ‘You have to be very selfish to be and stay the best’

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Nick Offerman: Amy Poehler is a ‘legend of comedy’
TV

Nick Offerman: Amy Poehler is a ‘legend of comedy’

Rose McGowan started acting to escape homelessness
Culture

Rose McGowan started acting to escape homelessness

Andy McNab didn’t know how to read at 16, now he’s a bestselling author
Books

Andy McNab didn’t know how to read at 16, now he’s a bestselling author

Jill Halfpenny: “I felt like the luckiest girl alive”
TV

Jill Halfpenny: “I felt like the luckiest girl alive”

Fiona Shaw: ‘I fantasise about being Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mother’
TV

Fiona Shaw: ‘I fantasise about being Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mother’

Linford Christie OBE: ‘Powers-that-be haven’t told the truth about the drugs’
News

Linford Christie OBE: ‘Powers-that-be haven’t told the truth about the drugs’

Gloria Estefan: ‘The Cuba my children learned about doesn’t exist any more’
Music

Gloria Estefan: ‘The Cuba my children learned about doesn’t exist any more’

George Benson: ‘My mother taught me how to be a human being’
Music

George Benson: ‘My mother taught me how to be a human being’

James Ellroy: ‘I was 17 and on the loose in LA, and looking for trouble’
Books

James Ellroy: ‘I was 17 and on the loose in LA, and looking for trouble’

Judith Kerr: ‘The British were so friendly to us as refugees’
Social Justice

Judith Kerr: ‘The British were so friendly to us as refugees’

Jeremy Kyle: ‘I believe The Jeremy Kyle Show changes people’s lives’
TV

Jeremy Kyle: ‘I believe The Jeremy Kyle Show changes people’s lives’

Russell T Davies: ‘I wish my mum had lived to see me making Doctor Who’
TV

Russell T Davies: ‘I wish my mum had lived to see me making Doctor Who’

Don Felder: ‘I think I lost my long-term vision with alcohol and drugs’
Music

Don Felder: ‘I think I lost my long-term vision with alcohol and drugs’

Don Felder: ‘I’d relive the moment I wrote Hotel California riff if I could’
Music

Don Felder: ‘I’d relive the moment I wrote Hotel California riff if I could’

K.D Lang: ‘Fame changed me. I thought I was prepared for it’
Music

K.D Lang: ‘Fame changed me. I thought I was prepared for it’

Viv Albertine: ‘The Slits was exhausting and I ended up in hospital’
Music

Viv Albertine: ‘The Slits was exhausting and I ended up in hospital’

Ian McEwan: ‘We thought we were on the cutting edge of experience. Nonsense’
Books

Ian McEwan: ‘We thought we were on the cutting edge of experience. Nonsense’

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