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Sinéad has always known that there was a better version of herself lying just outside of her grasp. That if she listened to the right song or won the right (any) award or knew about whisky or followed the right Instagram psychologist or drank kombucha, ever, or enacted the correct 70-step Korean skincare regime, she would become her ‘best self’. 

In My Defence, I Have No Defence raises the white flag on trying to live up to impossible standards. Wild and funny and wickedly relatable, it is one woman’s reckoning with her complete inability to self-improve and a hilarious reprieve for anyone who has ever struggled to be better. This is the comfort listen of the year from Australia’s most exciting new comedy writer.

©2021 Sinead Stubbins (P)2021 W F Howes

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 "Lacerating, funny and poignant.”(Benjamin Law)

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  • 03-07-2021

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A poignant look at the millennial experience. Conversational, honest, and just "there", Sinead manages to put into words what all of us are too scared of feeling stupid to ask if anyone else feels this way.

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  • 13-06-2021

Thank you Sinead

Congratulations on writing such a warm, funny, clever and relatable book. Loved reading it. Jan and Rob

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