You Remind Me of You

When I came across a copy of You Remind Me of You by Eireann Corrigan, I was both intrigued and made dubious by the notation “a poetry memoir.” Being a slim volume, I took a chance on it and am so very glad that I did. Corrigan writes largely about her own struggles with her eating disorders coupled with the attempted suicide of her boyfriend. With biting honesty, she pulls the reader into her sphere of sickness and grief so that we feel every hurt and horror, but amidst the pain and alienation there is also love and humor to be found. The work as a whole is unquestionably gripping as it encapsulates Corrigan’s love, illness, and her struggle toward recovery from both.

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