‘Honest, vulnerable and empowering’ Angela Scanlon ‘Poignant, profound, and moving, I have no doubt that this beautifully written book will comfort anyone who is in the process of falling apart’ Louise O’Neill ‘Liadán Hynes writes with so much heart. Her story will help shine a light during uncertain, painful times. After reading, you’ll be ready to heal’ Cecelia Ahern
When journalist and podcaster Liadán Hynes’s marriage ended, it felt like a loss: of her best-friend, and of the happy ending she had envisaged on their wedding day. In the months that followed, she had to adjust to a different future – as a single mum juggling work and managing a home — without someone to share the ups and downs of the everyday.
Here, in this honest, poignant and beautifully written memoir, she gives an account of her experience.
From navigating Friday-night dinner parties and Saturday nights alone on the couch, to counselling and having more gurus than is sensible, How to Fall Apart is a story of one woman who discovered the value of different kinds of love and, in doing so, found herself: single, stronger and surrounded by love.
A beautifully written book ... humorous and heartfelt
Reflective and tender ... Hynes paints a vivid scene that any woman can relate to
A deeply honest portrayal of life as a single parent, from the lowest ebb to the highest tide