Irresistibly Drawn to Work in a Recording Studio Down The Road Aged 59

Michele Kirsch, writer, wit, asthmatic isolator, mother of two, furloughed chef wrote about Lockdown 2 for AofA and it was brilliantly funny. Here it is. Now she’s onto the next one, and a new enterprise has arisen. Of course, by the second lockdown, after the confusing tiers for fears, the novelty had worn off. I […]

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Living in London during Lockdown – Michele Kirsch

Michele Kirsch, asthmatic isolator, mother of two, author, and furloughed chef, writes about her experiences of lockdown from a tower block in East London. LOCKDOWN: Day something. I forget exactly. The Vicar. My vicar is bellowing to me from safety across the road. He is trying to put social distancing into a spiritual context, but […]

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AofA People: Michele Kirsch – Writer, Cook

Michele Kirsch, 57, is a brilliantly witty writer and cook. She used to be a cleaner. She’s a regular AoA contributor. NME, City Limits, and Men’s Health were all lucky recipients of her work. Her first book Clean – one woman’s story of addiction, recovery and cleaning – is out on March 7th. Buy it […]

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The benefits of Having Friends Waay Younger than You Are

My young friend Chloe (23) was sobbing after watching a viral Youtube video about the elderly talking about loneliness. Some old biddy with all her chachkas and doilies and you know, those things that cover the arms of armchairs that no one ever sits on, cos she has no visitors, saying how some days she […]

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