the princess saves herself in this one

the princess saves herself in this one

by Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad

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From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.

the princess saves herself in this one is the first book in the "women are some kind of magic" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449486440
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 128,796
File size: 839 KB

About the Author

having grown up a word-devourer & avid fairy tale lover, it was only natural that amanda lovelace would begin writing books of her own. so she did. when she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found waiting for pumpkin spice coffee to come back into season & binge-watching gilmore girls. (before you ask: team jess all the way.) the lifelong poetess & storyteller currently lives in new jersey with her spouse, their ragdoll cats, & a combined book collection so large it will soon need its own home. she is a two-time winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for best poetry as well as a USA TODAY & Publishers Weekly bestseller.

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the princess saves herself in this one 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had heard a lot of hype about this book, but I honestly don't think it's a great profound feminist book that everyone says it is. The poems are mediocre at best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read. Moving, but nothing will be as good as Milk and Honey.
N_18 More than 1 year ago
I loved this collection of poems so much. She pinpoints important topics such as rape culture, and various forms of abuse. Her writing is raw and relatable. There's about 4 parts in the book, the last being the most important one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over the past few months I have read a lot of poetry books similar to this one yet The Princess Saves Herself in This One was a big disappointment. It left me feeling really depressing and it is not a book I would recommend or read again. I found some of the passages too inappropriate and shocking. From the title of the book I was expecting to read something very empowering but this book was anything but empowering.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personally loved the bood I could relate to some of the things she wrote, she's great writer. I cried at some points in the book because in a way I could relate to some of what she wrote. One of my favorite books by far.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
This was good, weird but good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a caseworker, I would give this to teenage girls feeling down about themselves. Beautiful writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has highlighted all the words my soul could never bare to speak. I feel like breathing deeply again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as unimaginative and bland as milk and honey. It's no surprise that these books seem to do well with people that don't like poetry much. There's no trace of creativity found in these poetry collections whatsoever. Just a bunch of fake-deep pinterest and tumblr quotes we've all heard before that cater to people that prefer "aesthetic" over quality content. Modern poetry is an abomination,
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!
SunshineRising2 More than 1 year ago
In this collection of poetry, there are multiple tales being told. Metaphor is used quite a bit and the life of Amanda is sad yet hopeful. She battles against herself (sounds like bulimia), her mother (abusive), and dragons (ex-boyfriends). She also battles against what society expects/wants. There are some that may say this is too "emo" or that the style isn't poetry because "hitting enter after every line doesn't make it poetry". To each their own. I thought it was worth reading. The way that there lines sometimes made pictures is always a style I have admired since this makes actual words into art. I found it beautiful. A few poems I took screenshots of with my phone (I was reading on my Android) because I wanted to send to family/friends I knew that they would find helpful/inspiring. Regardless of all the pain that Amanda has experienced, all of the loss, she uses her poetry to help her cope. That is one of the wonderful healing powers of art. It may not make sense to all, you don't need to have lived these things to have empathy, but there are some poems that are universally easy to relate to. I enjoyed this work and would recommend it. Read about other books I have reviewed here:
Chancie More than 1 year ago
Feels like it tries a little hard to be "edgy" and really pushes the emotion more than it needs to in places, but overall, it's an enjoyable read. The story told is a bit predictable, but there are some pretty lines/poems sprinkled throughout.
Trinh More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent poetry book.
Courtney Gower More than 1 year ago
Beautiful and absolutely incredible. I'm actually frustrated while writing this review because I know that nothing I say will be as beautiful as the poetry that it is about. Amanda has somehow managed to break my heart then put it all back together. Even though my personal story is different from the one that was written in this collection of poetry, I still felt like I was being understood in a way that I haven't before. I could relate to the loss of a parent, life being tragic taken, toxic relationships with people who were meant to be your cure, and finally the feeling of being whole all on your own. These are things that are not the "normal" topics of conversation, so it was wonderful to feel like someone else understood my own pain and triumphs. This felt like a full, cohesive narrative, which is usually hard to achieve in poetry collections. Every word felt purposeful. This work of art makes me want to create some art of my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was exceptional. This collection of poems was so personal and heart-wrenching that I had to put it down momentarily and collect myself on multiple occasions. Even though it was so personal, it still managed to be very relatable and engaging. I found myself flying through the poems because I NEEDED to know the princess's story; I NEEDED to know she was okay or at least that she was going to be. I've already read this collection twice and I foresee myself revisiting it's pages over and over again. Like all collections, there were standouts, but none of them were anything less than excellent.
Mirror-Influence More than 1 year ago
I love the wisdom that is shared in these pages. I recommend this book to anyone who is trying to better there life in a real way.
c-parks More than 1 year ago
A raw, emotional journey, told through beautifully crafted poetry. I was left speechless after reading this book the first time, and it was just as powerful the second time around. I cannot wait to read more of Miss Lovelace's writing.