Far from a self-help manual, this memoir by a witty novelist grapples with a personal tragedy, which is, like all tragedies, unrepeatable and heart wringing in its particularities. She tells the wrenching story of her first pregnancy set against the backdrop of emigre life in rural France, which ended in her child’s full term stillbirth. Rather than clobbering you over the head with sadness, her story - intricately structured, insightfully specific - keeps you curious and instructs in compassion. You'll surely cry, but then you'll know just how to cry with the people around you when their own stories turn sad - or when your own does.
Franchesca Ramsey was making Youtube videos for over a year when she “quickly” rose to internet fame. Then her video on race then deemed her the “call-out queen” of the internet, and while she was happy to fight against racism and sexism, she soon learned how her life on the internet would bleed into her reality. Her book is part memoir and part tips on being a better ally.