Notes to Self

Description

The extraordinary #1 bestseller - a word-of-mouth literary phenomenon 'Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry' Anne Enright 'Every line pulses with the pain and joy and complexity of an extraordinary life' Mark O'Connell 'I am afraid of being the disruptive woman. And of not being disruptive enough. I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.' In this dazzling debut, Emilie Pine speaks to the business of living as a woman in the 21st century - its extraordinary pain and its extraordinary joy. Courageous, humane and uncompromising, she writes with radical honesty on birth and death, on the grief of infertility, on caring for her alcoholic father, on taboos around female bodies and female pain, on sexual violence and violence against the self. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly wise - and joyful against the odds - Notes to Self offers a portrait not just of its author but of a whole generation.

Details

Author(s)
Emilie Pine
Format
Hardback | 224 pages
Dimensions
138 x 204 x 21mm | 289g
Publication date
31 Jan 2019
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
0241393647
ISBN13
9780241393642
Bestsellers rank
3,484