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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Lang Leav (April 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0473235501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473235505
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

 The enchanting work of Sydney author Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its childlike facade. Her imagination stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry, and books.

 Frequently invited to exhibit at high profile exhibitions in Australia, the U.S., and other countries, she has built a loyal following of international fans. Her handcrafted book, Charlie's Widow, was presented to iconic film director Tim Burton at the opening of his Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

 Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was granted a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.

 She has completed shows in several cities, including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro Gallery, who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was handpicked to exhibit in the landmark "Playboy Redux", curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises, alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

More About the Author

The enchanting work of contemporary author and artist Lang Leav swings between the whimsical and woeful, expressing a complexity beneath its child-like facade.

Her imagination stretches across a variety of disciplines encompassing art, poetry and books. She is currently represented by New York literary agent Al Zuckerman from Writers House.

Frequently invited to exhibit at high profile exhibitions locally and overseas, she has since built up a loyal following of international fans. Her handcrafted book, Charlie's Widow, was presented to iconic film director Tim Burton at the opening of his Wonderland exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Lang is a recipient of The Qantas Spirit of Youth Award and was later granted a coveted Churchill Fellowship. Her fashion label Akina has achieved critical and commercial success, stocked in key boutiques around Australia and later in cutting edge Harajuku, Japan.

She has completed shows in several cities including Santa Monica for the renowned Copro gallery; who have worked with artists such as Mark Ryden and Audrey Kawasaki. She was hand-picked to exhibit in the landmark 'Playboy Redux' curated by The Warhol Museum and Playboy Enterprises; alongside contemporary greats such as Gary Baseman and Tara McPherson.

In 2013, Lang launched her latest book Love & Misadventure, published in the US by Andrews McMeel. The Amazon #1 Bestseller is now available from major bookstores worldwide including Barnes & Noble, Kinokuniya, Fully Booked, Waterstones, Periplus and Chapters/Indigo.

Customer Reviews

The poems hit home with me every time I open the book and read it.
Tiffany
Love & Misadventures goes through the journey of love, heart break and loss.
Jourdana Prior
I love Lang Leavs poetry because she could put my feelings into words.
sandy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Veronica on July 20, 2013
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I've always loved whatever Lang Leav posted on Tumblr. Whether it'd be original or from someone else, it was always pleasing to read and I could always relate. When I heard the news about this book, I was extremely thrilled. The thought of having the works of an incredible poet and artist in this form was unreal. After what seemed to feel like years, the book finally came in the mail. And might I say, the wait was terribly long. I think that's the only con of purchasing it through the mail. It's worth it though. The poems are short and sweet and my favorite were of the short stories sprinkled throughout the book (if that's what they're called). I absolutely love this book. I hope I don't come off as wacko, but it's really great. Go treat yourself and purchase this, ya won't regret it :)
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mernay on June 30, 2013
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This book is simple, yet brilliant and beautiful. It's charming, cute, sad, and sweet. Some of the verses hit home, and are very relatable. I must have bunny eared at least 10 favorites. The first part is "Misadventure" - quirky and offbeat. The second part (and my favorite), is "The Circus of Sorrows". Anyone who's ever been through heartbreak can relate to this section. And lastly, part three - "Love" is uplifting. It reminds us of what we have, or what we have to look forward to. Lang Leav is truly an artist of all sorts. Excellent, simple book to read. Highly recommend.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Rupa on June 5, 2013
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There are some pieces in here that resonate so deep, it's uncanny that they're someone else's words. She's a treasure and so is this book!
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Gina'sReads916 on June 4, 2013
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Each and every page flowed seamlessly together. I was never left with a moment of question or 'Where did this even come from?' Every poem was different but had a common thread. They are all short, simple and to the point but spoke volumes to my heart and soul. I was able to connect with a majority of your poems and I was left with a feeling of nostalgia. Especially with the poems talking about longing and being just friends. Missing how things used to be and needing to let go and move on. Like I said, very relatable.

My favorite thing about the whole book would have to be your little stories, especially Angels. I've said the same thing to the man I used to love, how he had a light that I could see but he couldn't. And I suppose his halo lifted and it was his time to go.

I will carry this around with me for weeks, reading it on the train or during some down time in a park. I will annotate and wear out the book until I've left my own mark on it. So thank you again for being so talented and sharing your gift with everyone. I am an inspiring writer, and hope that one day I can accomplish what you have.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Alejandra Santana on June 8, 2013
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I have been in love with Lang's poems for ages on tumblr, and waiting for her book was like torture but, it was so worth it! Nothing beats having them in your hands. Her poems resonate with you on a deep level and sometimes it's just a few words and sometimes it's a lot of words--but the impact is the same. They're perfect. Some of my favorites aren't in here but that's okay because I saved them and print them out anyway lol. I can't wait to continue reading them! I'm so happy for her that she was able to publish her book- it must feel amazing.

<3 these poems, her art is beautiful and different as well, so that's is a bonus to see!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on February 2, 2014
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Absolutely beautiful words! Lang Leav is a breath of fresh air and can communicate so beautifully what so many of us feel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brayane Millan on January 29, 2014
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The book is totally fascinating, and the way the poems are portrayed is simply amazing, a must buy. I recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Micayla on November 10, 2013
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Short but meaningful poems. An interesting read. I bought the kindle edition. I'll reread some of these poems later in life
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