Prose. Nov 2011. 96 pages, perfect bound, 100% recycled paper. 2nd edition printed Oct 2013.
*available as ebook
"This book is dark and electric with all the immediate, physical anxiety of being female and, beyond that, human. It's a totally fascinating downward spiral through sex and television and pills and blogging and love and alcohol, strangers and friends and despair, all knit together with tender emotional realness."
—Michelle Tea, author of VALENCIA
"With her mixture of immediate honesty and everyman wit, Boyle has emerged as a cult voice of Millennials whom have come of age sharing confessional writing online."
—Kelley Hoffman, Elle
"...unbelievably engaging and mesmerizing. Boyle writes with such openness about living in a world that constantly mystifies you [...] I can't think of another book quite like it, can't think of a voice as distinctive and strange as Boyle's."
—Kevin Wilson, author of THE FAMILY FANG
"[O]ne of the funniest, most satisfying, most original, most satisfying books of poetry I've come across in years."
—Rachel Whang, Atomic Books
"[A] blunt work that challenges the reader, dares the reader to find out what this woman has on her mind. Boyle exhibits a generous exhibitionist quality that leaves one wondering if she might be the next Laurie Anderson."
—Nicolle Elizabeth, Brooklyn Rail
"[T]he first book I've ever read that truly represents the strangely compelling way people reveal themselves, in writing, on the Internet."
—Jay Gabler, Twin Cities Daily Planet
"[A] remarkable debut [...] both painstaking and unpolished, earnest and unassuming, plain, poetic, moving, self-conscious and, above all, real."
—Jennifer Shaffer, The Stanford Daily
"[A] type of honesty far more true and grim than Tina Fey-style witty self-deprecation."
—Becky Lang, The Tangential
"★★★★★" "Highly recommended"
—Giancarlo DiTrapano, New York Tyrant
"Whatever fuck it I like it."
—Victor Vazquez, Das Racist
"Funny, moving, gross, rakish, sexy, astute."
—K. Silem Mohammad, author of THE FRONT
Megan Boyle (b. 1985) has been published by Thought Catalog, Vice, 3:AM, Pop Serial. She can be followed on Twitter & Tumblr.
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Notes from Normalcy
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