“Poignant, profound, and moving, I have no doubt that this beautifully written book will comfort anyone who is in the process of falling apart.” Louise O’Neill
When journalist and podcaster Liadan Hynes’s marriage ended, it felt like a loss: of her best-friend, her partner and of the happy ending she had envisaged on their wedding day. In the months that followed, she had to adjust to a different future – as a single mum, juggling work, school runs and managing a home — without someone to share the ups and downs of everyday life.
Here, in this honest, touching and beautifully written memoir, she gives an account of her experience and how after her world fell apart, she was able to put herself back together: single, stronger, surrounded by love.
From navigating Friday-night dinner parties and Saturday nights alone on the couch, to therapy, meditation and having more gurus than is sensible, How to Fall Apart is a story of one woman who, when life took her in a new direction, discovered the value of different kinds of love and, in doing so, found herself and began to live on her own terms.