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  • Spinning Plates

  • Music, Men, Motherhood and Me: TALES FROM OUR FAVOURITE 24 HOUR KITCHEN DISCO QUEEN
  • By: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Narrated by: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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Summary

Singer, broadcaster and mother Sophie Ellis-Bextor shares her experiences, insights and reflections on men, music and motherhood.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor's kitchen discos became a source of much-needed escapism, catharsis and sequined joy for a swathe of the population during lockdown. From knackered mothers and fed-up fathers, to cooped up partiers with nowhere to go, Sophie's gloriously chaotic Friday kitchen performances have cheered and revived us.   

Now Sophie is bringing that same mixture of down-to-earth candour and optimistic sparkle to her first book. Part memoir, part musings, Sophie will write about the conjuring act of adulthood and motherhood and how her experience of working while raising her five sons has given her the inescapable lesson of how to navigate life in the face of failure and imperfection. 

Covering relationships, good enough parenting, the importance of delusion and dancing, Sophie writes about the things that take on greater importance as life becomes more complicated.  

From the non-negotiables (solitude, music, glitter) to the unimportant (clean hair, deadlines, appropriate behaviour), this is a book about learning from our experiences and not being afraid to smash a few plates for the sake of what we actually need want and value.

©2021 Sophie Ellis-Bextor (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Such a Fabulous Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed Sophie’s book, especially how she is so open & honest. The book had me gripped from start to finish and Sophie narrates it wonderfully, I could listen to her talk for ever! I didn’t want it to end so will definitely be heading over to her podcast next (& her albums).

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life affirming

loved this book. Lovely to hear such an honest refreshing celeb just getting on with it all. Bumps and all x

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Fabulous!!

Loved this! Made me want to don my sequins just to listen to sophie!

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Loved the honesty

so glad Sophie read this it was like having a lovely chat. very moving and a great read. I would definitely recommend

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Wonderful

Despite me being 61 I loved it. Listening to your awful sexual experience brought back my own harrowing memory. I applaud you for speaking out! Keep being you. One very amazing lady. See you in Perth!

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Sophie is exceptional!

I hadn't realized I had discovered Sophie's music shortly after she began as a single artist. Being American it hasn't been easy to get her music until the digital world caught up, until then I relied on my British aunt to get it f for me. Now, not only is (for 20 years) my favorite artist, this book has made her one of my favorite human beings.