Radically honest and fiercely intelligent, the word-of-mouth #1 bestseller on modern womanhood and coming-of-age.
Emilie Pine is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has published widely as an academic and critic. Notes to Self is her first collection of personal essays and the winner of The Butler Literary Award 2018.
an astonishingly fine book * Dublin Review of Books *
light on its feet and goes in deep * Deborah Levy *
Wry, shocking, winningly frank... What is most striking about the collection is its universality. [These stories] urgently need to be told. Pine does so with an honesty and vigour that are always uplifting * Guardian *
This compelling memoir crystallises the human experience and gives words to the feelings you never knew you had. * Sunday Times Style *
A truly brilliant writer... A great book * Evening Standard *
A brilliant collection. * David Nicholls *
an exceptional collection of essays...Pine's sharp, unadorned writing style allows the unobscured truths to rise to the surface. * Refinery29 *
What resonates is Pine's articulation of the small, cumulative frustrations of life as a woman. * FT *