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A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara: On the Demon Bookshelf

Hanya Yanagihara’s second novel is a stunning portrayal of friendship and attachment. There is no way to reduce this work of art to a detached summary – the characters are as alive as the writer is. The brutal perceptions of...

/ 18th November 2015

On the Demon Bookshelf: Amy Poehler’s Yes Please

To class Yes, Please as a memoir would be a complete misinterpretation. Poehler herself states, when talking about her divorce, that she ‘doesn’t like people knowing her shit’. So, if not a memoir, and if not a self-help book –...

/ 30th September 2015