Mistakes Were Made (A Penguin Special)

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Four essays about a young writer learning that the road to success is paved with failure, psychic gurus, and blood-sucking parasites

Liam Pieper's made some poor life choices, but he's (usually) meant well. He's tried to write important stories, fight racial prejudice, and rescue traumatized puppies. And he's ended up with life-threatening infestations, a punch in the face at a Leonard Cohen concert, and brief detention by counter-terrorism experts. Taking us from Nimbin to US border security to the star-studded Chateau Marmont in LA, these four essays are compelling, insightful, and very funny. Mistakes Were Made is about the gap between our ideals in life—of love, compassion, ambition—and how things actually play out.

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Liam Pieper studied creative writing and then journalism and now works as a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the Age, The Best of the Lifted Brow, the Saturday Paper, and The Sleepers Almanac, and he is the co-recipient of the 2014 M Literary Residency. He is the author of a memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year.

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