Michael Rosen Reads from His New Memoir Getting Better
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
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We welcome national treasure Michael Rosen onto the podcast this week to share some beautiful, witty and thoughtful reflections from his new memoir, Getting Better. Exploring the roles that trauma and grief have played in his own life, Michael investigates the road to recovery, asking how we can find it within ourselves to live well again after—or even during—the darkest times of our lives. Moving and insightful, Getting Better is an essential companion for anyone who has loved and lost, or struggled and survived.
Already a Guardian and BBC book of 2023, it’s a perfect read for anyone who loved This Too Shall Pass by Julia Samuel and A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink.
This podcast is edited and produced by Megan Bay Dorman, and programmed by Matt Casbourne.