Notes to Self
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The person who loves the addict exhausts and renews their love on a daily basis.
In this vivid and powerful collection of essays, Emilie Pine writes about all the things she shouldn’t say. Addressing addiction, fertility, feminism, sexual violence and depression, Notes to Self is raw, funny and honest.
Unsentimental and brave, this startling debut breaks new ground in the field of personal essays.
Praise for Notes to Self
‘Honest, full-voiced … a vital collection.’ Belinda McKeon
‘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
Emilie Pine is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at University College Dublin. Emilie is Editor of the Irish University Review and Director of the Irish Memory Studies Network (www.irishmemorystudies.com). She is PI of the Irish Research Council New Horizons project Industrial Memories, a digital humanities re-reading of the Ryan Report on institutional child abuse (https://industrialmemories.ucd.ie). Emilie has published widely in the fields of Irish studies, Performance studies, and Memory studies, including The Politics of Irish Memory: Performing Remembrance in Contemporary Irish Culture (Palgrave, 2011) and The Memory Marketplace: Performance, Testimony and Witnessing in Contemporary Theatre (forthcoming Indiana University Press, 2019). Her No.1 bestselling collection of personal essays, Notes to Self, was published in 2018 and has so far been shortlisted for the Michel Déon Prize and the Butler Literary Award.