Dark, fierce and raw, Notes on Heartbreak is a love story told in reverse, starting with a devastating and unexpected break-up.
As Annie Lord reels from a broken heart, her stunning memoir revisits the past, from the moment she first fell in love, the shared in-jokes and intertwining of a long-term relationship, to the months that saw the slow erosion of a bond five years in the making. Alongside her memories, Annie charts her attempts to move on, from disastrous rebound sex to sending ill-advised nudes, stalking her ex’s new girlfriend on Instagram and the sharp indignity of being ghosted.
This stunning exploration of love and heartbreak from cult journalist and Vogue columnist Annie Lord, is so much more than a book about one singular break-up. It is an unflinchingly honest yet lyrical meditation on the simultaneous joy and pain of being in love that will resonate with anyone who has ever nursed a broken heart. It’s a book about the best and worst of love: the euphoric and the painful, the beautiful and the messy.
‘Notes on Heartbreak is an electrifying debut from one of the most exciting young writers around.’ Caroline O’Donoghue
‘With levity and self-awareness, Annie Lord tells us a story at once both specific and universal about the chaotic and joyful expansion that comes after collapse.’ Shon Faye
‘Notes on Heartbreak is a rare thing: a relatable but crucially smart read, one that every woman should be gifted when going through a break-up. ‘ Hannah Ewens