Life in a rut? Job pays OK but only do it for the money? Hate the squalid people you have to be nice to in your working life? Sounds like publishing? Well, in fact it's the slightly more exotic world of strip joints, but the message is universal, for anyone who wishes they could stop what they hate doing and work at something they love. The heroine of this inspirational book is very lucky. She has a mentor who is cute, cool, wise and has only her best interests at heart. After she meets him, astride his Harley Davidson, her life begins to change. He cuts through the tough exterior she has learnt to project to the world and encourages her to like herself, believe in her potential and eventually to quit stripping for her real love, singing. Call him 'God', 'Higher Power', 'The Universal Life Force', whatever you will, Joan Brady shows us how to tap into our spiritual side and change our lives for the better.
Joan Brady was the first ever winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year with the remarkable Theory of War in the 1990s, which won her huge acclaim. She was born in California, and now lives in Oxford. Venom is her sixth book, following on from Bleedout which was a major success for Simon & Schuster internationally in 2005.