Book Release: SORRY I’M LATE, I DIDN’T WANT TO COME – over 100,000+ copies sold

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Order the USA version in paperback or e-book at Barnes & NobleIndieBoundApple, Amazon, or on audiobook (the cover with the messy cake, frosted badly by me).
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Books Inc (Bay Area, CA), East Bay Booksellers (Oakland, CA), Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA), Vroman’s (Los Angeles), Changing Hands (Arizona), Tattered Cover (Denver), Third Place Books (Seattle), Joseph Beth Booksellers (Cincinnati, OH), Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN), Word Bookstores (Brooklyn, NY), Books Are Magic (Brooklyn, NY), Politics and Prose (Washington, DC), East City Bookshop (Washington, DC), Loyalty Bookstores (Washington, DC), Bookmarks (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). Order from any of them, or your own favorite, or from!
—- An excerpt from the book ran in The Cut / New York Magazineread it here.
The UK version is available in paperback and e-book: order at AmazonWaterstonesHive, or the audio book at Audible UK (the cover with the speech bubble).
The book will also be translated into Russian, German, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (complex), Korean, Polish and Hungarian next year. And it’s out in Holland now (translated into Dutch)! And get Australian links here. You can also find the book in South Africa here.

My second book, SORRY I’M LATE, I DIDN’T WANT TO COME is out in May 2019 in the US, the UK and the Netherlands (and soon in Russia, Germany, Korea and China). It’s about the year I spent: talking to strangers, performing stand-up comedy, travelling solo, trying out improv, going on friend dates and doing a bunch of extrovert-y things.  It’s about being an introvert and trying to extrovert for a full year.

I interview brilliant people throughout the book who guide me through these nightmares.

Reviews for Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come

‘Funny, emotional and deeply inspiring, this is perfect for anyone wanting to break out of their comfort zone’  Heat

‘I loved it! It’s such a wonderful title, and the book lives up to it’ Nigella Lawson 

‘Beautifully written and so funny! I related to it A LOT’ – Emma Jane Unsworth

‘Relatable, moving and fantastically funny’ – Rhik Samadder

‘In a world of self-care and nights in, this book will inspire and remind you to do some things that scare you every so often.’ Emma Gannon

‘Hilarious, unexpected and ultimately life-affirming.’ Will Storr

‘Tender, courageous and extremely funny, this book will make us all braver.’ Daisy Buchanan

‘A chronicle of Pan’s hilarious and painful year of being an extrovert.’ Stylist

‘Excellent, warm, hilarious.’ Nikesh Shukla

‘You WILL laugh and laugh while reading this.’ Sun

“Very funny, very smart” (Liberty Hardy on the Book Riot’s For Real podcast)

Embrace the unknown, like I did this year. It led to a lot of unexpected places…insane things happened and I’m excited for you to read about them…

And if you want to read my first book, a memoir about living in Paris, Beijing, New York and Melbourne, GRADUATES IN WONDERLAND (Penguin 2014) is out now.

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Shintrovert: a socially awkward introvert, a shy introvert, a SHINtrovert – (OR a pervert who is very into lower legs). This is the official definition, coined in my book.