Lucy Holden’s debut novel, Lucid, is out now!
After a wild decade of hedonistic city life that veered violently into trauma, Lucy Holden was thrown back down the ladder to her parents’ house in a pandemic which paused the parties and forced her to question who she’d become. Grown-up, broken-down, completely lost, then locked-in – Lucy realised she couldn’t keep making it up as she goes along forever and instead confronted the darkness she’d been running from her entire adult life.
In this raw, hilarious, sometimes filthy, often emotional memoir about a young woman asking herself how long she has until her act cracks completely, the mental health of a fast-paced world that never sits still is called into question. With charm and wit, Lucid addresses what it means to be young in today’s society – and where we can go from here.
Lucy Holden is a freelance journalist who has written for The Times, The Telegraph, Grazia and the Daily Mail. She is also resident dating columnist at The Evening Standard. The ‘voice of a generation’, she specializes in features on millennial life in a tough world where work and living conditions are unstable and love is swipeable. She was shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards in her first year of journalism, has appeared on BBC Radio and Radio 5 Live, and is an amateur stand-up comedian.