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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.

‘Frequently affecting…intriguing, almost incantatory’ Telegraph

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.

‘As spare and poignant as one of Emin’s line drawings’ Marie Claire


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>