“THE PERSON WHO LOVES THE ADDICT EXHAUSTS AND RENEWS THEIR LOVE ON A DAILY BASIS”
Emilie Pine is one of a new generation of female confessional writers who, like Rebecca Solnit and Roxanne Gay, speaks to the truths of women’s lives.
Pine joins us to discuss Notes to Self, feminist essays that cover her father’s alcoholism; infertility; a bleeding, hairy, female body; toxic families; sexual violence and depression. It’s raw and messy but unsentimental and brave, it is a stunning debut collection of essays.
‘Do not read this book in public: it will make you cry.’ Anne Enright
‘Emilie Pine is a wise and talented essayist … every line pulses with the pain and the joy and complexity of an extraordinary life.’ Mark O’Connell
‘Honest, full-voiced…a vital collection. Belinda McKeon
Emilie Pine is Associate Professor in Modern Drama and Irish Studies at University College Dublin. Notes To Self is her first collection of personal essays.
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