Bold, vital and coolly brilliant, this collection of essays is both deeply personal and raw. From addiction to depression, fertility to sexual violence, the writing is startling in its self-awareness and contained anger. Emilie delves into her most personal issues with clarity and incision. She chooses to leave herself vulnerable but declares in the last line of the book - “I am afraid. But I am doing it anyway.” Her bravery and honesty are as astounding as her writing is extraordinary.
- Karina Clifford, Dubray Stillorgan
`The person who loves the addict exhausts and renews their love on a daily basis'In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, the first non- fiction book published by Tramp Press, Emilie Pine boldly confronts the past to better understand herself, her relationships and her role in society.Tackling subjects like addiction, fertility, feminism and sexual violence, and where these subjects intersect with legislation, these beautifully written essays are at once fascinating and funny, intimate and searingly honest.Honest, raw, brave and new, Notes to Self breaks new ground in the field of personal essays.
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