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Easier Ways to Say I Love You

by Lucy Fry

Biography / Autobiography Mind & Body - books to help you be better Parenting

LoveReading View on Easier Ways to Say I Love You

A scaldingly intimate, powerful, and actually rather beautiful autobiography where the author reflects on her relationships and love. Lucy Fry is a journalist and currently training to be a psychotherapist, here she tells her story which includes her mental health, polyamorous relationship, and parenthood. It is pointed out that the truth is always someone’s story, but this just feels so incredibly heartfelt and rawly honest. It is as though she has reached inside herself, split open and poured out her innermost feelings and thoughts; and yet the way she writes ensured that I didn’t ever, ever feel as though I was intruding. She examines the hidden, concealed, and mysterious side of love, and as I read, I thought… of course, I see, yes! Easier Ways to Say I Love You is unflinching and intense, yet incredibly thoughtful and warm, it touched my heart, and opened my mind, in fact, I rather fell in love with this book.

Liz Robinson

Easier Ways to Say I Love You Synopsis

Lucy Fry's story opens with the heady and impassioned affair she embarked on during her wife's pregnancy. It is a relationship that appears to be unstoppable, perhaps even addictive, despite guilt and self-questioning.

With intense and unflinching honesty, she takes her readers on a compelling journey from childhood trauma to addiction then sobriety, infidelity to polyamory and, perhaps most intensely of all, from her fear around being a parent to her exquisite joy at having a son.

L and B's love for their new baby, `The Boy', changes the dynamic once again. They fumble through early parenthood, in a way that many will recognise, while at the same time trying to fathom and fashion a unique journey of their own.

Easier Ways to Say I Love You Press Reviews

'An important voice, beautifully written.'-Evie Wyld;

'Hot, warm, raw and intense -a fully achieved work of memoir, and funny in the way that only the truthful can be.' Zoe Williams;

'A beautiful, searing and whip-smart account of love of all kinds. In offering such a vivid and honest reflection on her own experiences, Fry invites us all to reflect on the ways in which love and loss-of-love profoundly shape our lives. Reminiscent of Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts, reading this book will change the way you think-and feel-about love.'Meg-John Barker, author of Rewriting the Rules and Queer: A Graphic History;

'This is a deeply moving and honest account of love and life that I couldn't put down. It is a stunning piece of writing-full of courage, heart, pain and beauty. The experience of reading it is one of being profoundly trusted with someone's innermost hopes and desires. It makes you feel so grateful that someone can articulate your own inner thoughts and complicated feelings so perfectly.' Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, playwright and screenwriter

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ISBN: 9781912408597
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781912408603
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: Myriad Editions
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781912408597
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Lucy Fry
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Mind & Body, Parenting,
Categories: Autobiography: literary, Dating, relationships, living together & marriage,

About Lucy Fry

Lucy Fry is a journalist who writes widely on physical and mental health. A graduate from Oriel College, Oxford, with an MSc in Creative Writing from Edinburgh University, she is training to be a psychotherapist. She lives in South London with her wife and son. Easier Ways to Say I Love You will be published by Myriad in February 2020.

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