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14th March 2024

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780349726649

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‘funny, so smart and refreshingly honest’ Sarah Millican

‘Hollie McNish’s words always sweep me away’ Giovanna Fletcher

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

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 brand-new 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 more’ Stylist

‘I’ve loved her work for years’ Jo Brand

‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love’ Kae Tempest

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Never have we needed her more
Matt Haig
One of the best poets we have . . . I love Hollie McNish
One of the UK's top performance poets
Musa Okwonga
beautifully, quietly heartbreaking . . . this book is so good
Sarah Millican
funny, so smart and refreshingly honest
Liz Berry
Hollie and her poems are a bold, funny, raw, rebellious delight
Jo Brand
I've loved her work for years
Sara Pascoe
energising, fearless and joyful
Kae Tempest
She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love
Giovanna Fletcher
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!
Nihal Arthanayake
She succeeded in me seeing the world in an entirely different way . . . Raw, Visceral