Poor Little Sick Girls

Poor Little Sick Girls A Love Letter to Unacceptable Women

Hardback (26 May 2022)

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Incredible insight with a transgressive, witty, spirit.' - COURTNEY LOVE

'Visionary' - VIV ALBERTINE

Wellness is oppressive, self-love is a trap, hustling is a health risk and it's all the patriarchy's fault. Poor Little Sick Girls is THE book for femmes who are online and want more from activism and life.

Ione Gamble never imagined that entering adulthood would mean being diagnosed with an incurable illness. Watching identity politics become social media fodder from the confines of her sickbed Ione began to pick apart our obsession with self-care, personal branding, productivity and #LivingYourBestLife.

Using her experience with disability to cast a fresh gaze on the particularly peculiar cultural moment in which young women find themselves, Poor Little Sick Girls explores the pressures faced - as well as the power of existing as - a chronically ill, overweight, and unacceptable woman in our current era of empowerment.

Founder of Polyester zine and a host of The Polyester Podcast, Ione has been named one of fifteen coolest young Londoners by The Evening Standard, and a 2019 New Debutante in Tatler Magazine. If you love Trick Mirror, Feminists Don't Wear Pink and Hood Feminism,you don't want to miss this book.

'The most sensational read of 2022!' - GEMMA COLLINS

'A breath of fresh air... I want so many people to read this!' - TRAVIS ALABANZA

Book information

ISBN: 9780349702414
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Dialogue Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.42
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6404
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 428g
Height: 224mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 34mm