Baggage: My Childhood (book)


Few could guess at the extraordinarily bizarre childhood that drove Janet Street-Porter to pursue a career taking her to the top of the media world, a household name who has edited a national newspaper and created some of the most original television in the last twenty years. Born in working-class Fulham, to parents who for years she refused to believe were really hers, Janet loathed her mother, tried to 'eliminate' her sister, and had a best friend who was given a life sentence for a contract killing. In this mesmerising account of growing up in post-war London there is poignancy, mystery - and a trademark black humour that amuses as it shocks. Baggage is as edgy and fearless as Janet herself. [1]