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ebook / ISBN-13: 9780349726632

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 14th March 2024

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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A brand-new collection from the award-winning poet, the companion piece to the Sunday Times bestselling Slug

Funny, so smart and refreshingly honest‘ SARAH MILLICAN

Hollie McNish’s words always sweep me away‘ GIOVANNA FLETCHER

This book is written out of both hate and love for the world

As people, we are capable of both love and hate; amazement and disgust; fun and misery. So why do we live in a world that is constantly telling us to hate, both ourselves and others?

We are told to be repulsed by our own bodies, bodies that let us laugh and sweat and eat toast; to be ashamed of pleasure; to be embarrassed by fun.

In this collection, Hollie McNish brings her inimitable style to the question of what have been taught to hate, and if we might learn to love again.

Never have we needed her moreSTYLIST

I’ve loved her work for years‘ JO BRAND

She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love‘ KAE TEMPEST


Poems to feed your soul: 480 pages of funny, wise and thought-provoking reflections on how to embrace ourselves and our lives, just as we are
One of the UK's top performance poets
funny, so smart and refreshingly honest
Sarah Millican
Inimitable . . . bold, direct, down-to-earth writing that fearlessly questions all the warped and wily ways we have been taught to hate
Manx Independent
She succeeded in me seeing the world in an entirely different way . . . Raw, Visceral
Nihal Arthanayake
Hollie and her poems are a bold, funny, raw, rebellious delight
Liz Berry
I've loved her work for years
Jo Brand
One of the best poets we have . . . I love Hollie McNish
Matt Haig
She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love
Kae Tempest
beautifully, quietly heartbreaking . . . this book is so good
Musa Okwonga
energising, fearless and joyful
Sara Pascoe
Hollie McNish's words always sweep me away. They're nostalgia mixed with the realisation of what we've been fed. Reminiscence leading to discoveries before the arrival of acceptance, healing and contentment. The perfect book about life to make you question what you think is true. I wish I could've read it sooner!
Giovanna Fletcher