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"Frank poems about love, sex, heartache and betrayal."
--The New York Times

"Leav is one of a new generation of bestselling poets catapulted to celebrity and coveted book deals." 
--The Guardian


"Upon reading, you would think her pieces are not as much made of words than they are of feelings - a skill at expression not a lot of contemporary poets could grasp."
--Momumento

"Poetry rarely brings in big bucks but Australian writer Lang Leav is changing the game."
--Straits Times 

"Lang Leav tackles nothing less than love and all its messy, glorious complexities."
--Elle Magazine --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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

Elizabeth Cottle is an actress, singer, and theatre director based in Northwest Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Musical Theatre from Ohio Northern University, where she received an Irene Ryan Nomination. She is a veteran of more than 30 community theatre productions, and and was recognized for Excellence in Acting by the Ohio Community Theatre Association. In addition to her theatre background, Elizabeth has a wide variety of performing experience, from serving as lead vocalist with a jazz orchestra, to filming commercials, to doing improv sketch comedy. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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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: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #784,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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.

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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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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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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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While most of her poems touch some part of you, you will occasionally stumble across one that makes you catch your breath because yes, that sums exactly how you feel now or how you felt then.

You can tell how she has grown as a writer as you read them and not every poem will resonate, but that is why reading her book of poetry is such a fun. It is a treasure hunt and the thrill when you come find the true gems sprinkled through out is exhilarating. Don't misunderstand: none of her poems are total duds, but you can see her growth as a writer and a few of them seriously outshine the others.
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The cover and its texture, as well as the font type is beautiful, however; most of her poems do not reflect that beauty. I understand "simplicity. Simplicity. Simplicity," but i felt like I was reading a seventh grader's poetry. As a person who loves poetry and enjoys reading and appreciates embedded beauty and meanings, I was quite displeased and am hoping to get a refund. I feel like I got excited over a book that did not meet its hype or my expectations. it is all dependent on individual preference, but personally, I don't think it's worth buying, only reading online.
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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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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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I probably wrote better poetry when I was 12, good cover design though, don't buy it, unless you like throwing away your money
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