utterly compelling autobiography Handstands in the Dark
has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon... un-putdownable...
the writing is sensationally good"
odds, she has turned her life story
into an inspirational book"
the first page... Janey Godley,
a natural storyteller, has you in her grip...
Glasgow Evening Times
engaging and fluently written
memoir of a life that makes the McCourt family
look like the Von Trapps"
"Makes Frank McCourt's story look like a walk in the park.
This is a harrowing but really readable book."
'Good Morning' - TV New Zealand
storyteller... For someone so refreshingly
gobby, it's hard to imagine how she ever kept
the secret that she did."
"Her enthusiasm and sheer optimism have helped her survive
life's cruellest blows where others might have crumbled."
that would try the patience of a saint...
its doubtful youll be able to choke back the tears."
found myself laughing... and crying."
book. You will keep turning those pages.
You do cry and you laugh and it's raw No punches are pulled...
but it's absolutely not a 'poor me' book."
Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland
than a bleak cautionary tale, her story is
exhilarating, uplifting and often extremely funny.
Ultimately it's a testament to the extraordinary
endurance of the human spirit.... She's brave
and honest enough to reveal her innermost emotions
and it's this raw sincerity that gives her streetwise revelations
such savage bite... It's a distressing yet life-affirming read."
Amid such dark subjects it's easy to forget
that Godley is very much a limelight sort of woman.
Not just courageous but mouthy and irrepressibly funny...
Harrowing but life-enhancing."
"A disturbing but ultimately uplifting true account
of overcoming a traumatic childhood in Glasgow."
'Open Book' - BBC Radio 4
evoked... no punches-pulled...
relieved by innate good humour and unflagging optimism."
is making waves with her hard-hitting autobiography."
Mail on Sunday
compelling... she deserves the sales.
I just couldn't put it down. I don't think I've read
many books that quickly. Her story followed me around
the whole time - it was as if I was living it..
Nicholas Parsons - Sunday Times
The word 'unique' has been repeatedly used about her
and was only strengthened by the publication
of her astoundingly honest, blood-spattered autobiography.
Mensa New Zealand magazine 'Menzed'
Written with... an astonishing generosity towards so many,
this is a disturbing, moving and authentic book,
which can demand to be read in one sitting.
is Janey's life story and it's gripping stuff!"
OK magazine - Hot Stars
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