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Love & Misadventure Paperback – April 26, 2013

4.6 out of 5 stars 371 customer reviews

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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 (371 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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 saw a quote from the author on instagram, and decided to buy this book. It was OK, but pretty short. The book didn't "move" me like I expected it to. But there were a couple poems that were very nice and quite beautiful. Mostly yearning for a love lost, but I was looking for feelings of being in love currently and mutually. It took me maybe 20 minutes to read the entire thing.
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I really enjoyed reading this. It's both simplistic and deep, and quick read that you can keep going back to. Some of the poems I marked to return to, because there is so much depth there left to explore. I'm not a big poetry reader, but I've been reading more and more lately. Mark me as a fan of this talented writer, I'll be finding more of her poems soon.
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I love the way Lang tells her story. Its somewhat not even in order or maybe it is. But its altogether beautiful. I couldn't read it all at one time. Lang has a way of bringing out really deep emotions that some of us are scared to relive. I cried a lot. But it helped a lot to know others feel things just as deeply. Sometimes when I was reading, it was like we were living in the same moment, like we were the same, a shared experience, but different. If that even makes sense. Anyway I personally liked this one more than lullabies, but lullabies is great too. Great book.
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