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The intimate memoirs of one of the most acclaimed and controversial artists of her generation.

Here I am, a fucked, crazy, anorexic-alcoholic-childless, beautiful woman. I never dreamt it would be like this.

Tracey Emin’s Strangeland is her own space, lying between the Margate of her childhood, the Turkey of her forefathers and her own, private-public life in present-day London. Her writings, a combination of memoirs and confessions, are deeply intimate, yet powerfully engaging. Tracey retains a profoundly romantic world view, paired with an uncompromising honesty. Her capacity both to create controversies and to strike chords is unequalled in British life.

A remarkable book – and an original, beautiful mind.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment / Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 9th May 2013

Price: £10.99

ISBN-13: 9781444719871


A fantastically engaging storyteller . . . heartbreaking . . . effortlessly funny
<i> Metro </i>
As spare and poignant as one of Emin's line drawings
<i> Marie Claire </i>
A very readable book, and a surprising one too
<i> Independent on Sunday</i>
Eccentrically readable
<i> Glamour</i>
Frequently affecting . . . intriguing, almost incantatory
<i> Saturday Telegraph </i>
Reveals a funny, sensitive and brave woman
<i> Grazia </i>
Emin talks with brutal frankness . . . genuinely uplifting
<i> Scotsman </i>
Her writings are painfully honest . . . Strangeland is more than Tracey's diary, just as her bed and her tent and her blankets are more than private displays that happen to have attracted a lot of attention
Jeanette Winterson, The Times
While her best-known art has shown Emin at her most confrontational, in her writing we meet a calmer, more sensitive soul.
<i> Observer </i>