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Cultural critic and comedy and TV writer Sinéad Stubbins joins the book world this week with the hugely anticipated debut In My Defence, I Have No Defence, out now.

Escapist yet insightful, hilarious but with heft and heart, this confessional memoir is the perfect tonic for anyone wobbling under the weight of expectations and will be LOVED by fans of Rosie Waterland and Kitty Flanagan.



The story

Sinéad Stubbins 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 read of the year from Australia’s most exciting new comedy writer.



About the author

Sinéad Stubbins is a writer, editor and cultural critic in Melbourne. She made her name writing TV recaps for Junkee on shows such as The Bachelor and Game of Thrones, and she’s also on the writing team for The Weekly with Charlie Pickering on ABC. She has written for The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, frankieThe Big IssueNew York Magazine and many other publications – mainly about pop culture, friendship and the embarrassing moments that you think about in the five minutes before you go to sleep.



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