book extract

prison

Everything You Need to Know When You're Going to Prison

After he was released from jail, Carl Cattermole decided to write down everything he'd learnt. Consider this extract from 'Prison: A Survival Guide' your essential primer to getting banged up.
Carl Cattermole
7.19.19
education

What Actually Happens When a Working-Class Student Applies to Oxbridge

In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Olivia Fletcher shares how applying to Cambridge University shattered her fantasy of meritocratic education.
Olivia Fletcher
7.18.19
Books

What It's Like Working at a Peep Show While Pregnant

In this extract from "Skint Estate", memoirist Cash Carraway recounts the highs and sticky lows of being a performer in a Soho peep show.
Cash Carraway
7.18.19
Identity

These Two Friends Share Vital Stories About Black Mental Health at Uni

We hear from the co-authors of new #Merky Books release 'Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change', and excerpt part of a chapter.
Tshepo Mokoena
6.27.19
russia

Sex, Lies and Offshore Vehicles: How Russia Became the Country It Is Today

As this extract from Oliver Bullough's book 'Moneyland' makes clear, it is remarkably easy to loot a country providing you are in charge of it.
Oliver Bullough
5.20.19
book extract

Here's an Exclusive Chapter from Wiley's 'Eskiboy' Autobiography

The book tells the story of how an east London boy became the godfather of grime. Read chapter 22 on 2001 track "Nicole's Groove" now.
Wiley
10.30.17
Culture

The Surprising Number of Middle-Aged White Men Who Think About Faking Their Own Deaths

In Elizabeth Greenwood's latest book, 'Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud' we learn about the cottage industry that's cropped up around "pseudocide".
Elizabeth Greenwood
7.24.16
Music

My Life Began with David Bowie

An extract from the philosopher Simon Critchley's new book, Bowie.
Simon Critchley, Illustrations: Eric Hanson
9.24.14