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  • Published: 7 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473598577
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

Misfits

A Personal Manifesto - by the creator of 'I May Destroy You'




The ground-breaking much-awaited debut by leading British star Michaela Coel. A personal and powerful book about the life-changing power of transparency.

A powerful manifesto on how speaking your truth and owning your differences can transform your life.

In this sensational agenda-setting début, Michaela Coel, BAFTA-winning actor and writer of breakout series I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum, makes a compelling case for radical honesty.

Drawing on her unflinching Edinburgh Festival MacTaggart lecture, Misfits recounts deeply personal anecdotes from Coel's life and work to argue for greater transparency. With insight and wit, it lays bare her journey to reclaiming her creativity and power, inviting readers to reflect on theirs.

Advocating for 'misfits' everywhere, this timely, necessary book is a rousing and bold case against fitting in.

  • Published: 7 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781473598577
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

Praise for Misfits

Searing ... A call-to-arms book filled with life lessons. Prepare for this to be your self-help bible of 2021

Sunday Times

Searing ... A call-to-arms book filled with life lessons. Prepare for this to be your self-help bible of 2021

Sunday Times

Her narrative power transcends the small screen. Coel's is a voice that jumps off the page, and it's one we're lucky to have applied to whichever story she chooses to tell

Vogue

Her narrative power transcends the small screen. Coel's is a voice that jumps off the page, and it's one we're lucky to have applied to whichever story she chooses to tell

Vogue

By turns wryly comic and devastating ... [Misfits] codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life

Dave Itzkoff, New York Times

By turns wryly comic and devastating ... [Misfits] codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life

Dave Itzkoff, New York Times

Coel makes her literary debut with a slim manifesto written with the same perfect balance of sentiment, insight and wit that made viewers fall in love with her on the screen

Time magazine

Coel makes her literary debut with a slim manifesto written with the same perfect balance of sentiment, insight and wit that made viewers fall in love with her on the screen

Time magazine

Leaps off the page ... [Coel] hits hard: funny, but also direct ... Coel is all about letting go of fear or, at least, of using it to find your way to something better

Miranda Sawyer, Observer

Leaps off the page ... [Coel] hits hard: funny, but also direct ... Coel is all about letting go of fear or, at least, of using it to find your way to something better

Miranda Sawyer, Observer

Astute ... Coel is a gifted writer. The text is razor-sharp and as funny as I May Destroy You

Rosie Kinchen, Sunday Times

Astute ... Coel is a gifted writer. The text is razor-sharp and as funny as I May Destroy You

Rosie Kinchen, Sunday Times

This short and sharp piece of non-fiction once again shows Michaela Coel as the magnificent thinker she is ... Misfits is profound, hilarious, devastating and breathtakingly beautiful all at once

gal-dem

This short and sharp piece of non-fiction once again shows Michaela Coel as the magnificent thinker she is ... Misfits is profound, hilarious, devastating and breathtakingly beautiful all at once

gal-dem

Warm and funny ... A perfect truth-teller of our time

ELLE

Warm and funny ... A perfect truth-teller of our time

ELLE

A small book with big ideas that provides revealing snapshots of a career in television from the vantage point of an outsider ... That Coel's original speech didn't bring about an instant revolution in the industry would surely justify its transformation into a book ... A remarkable talent

Fiona Sturges, Guardian

A small book with big ideas that provides revealing snapshots of a career in television from the vantage point of an outsider ... That Coel's original speech didn't bring about an instant revolution in the industry would surely justify its transformation into a book ... A remarkable talent

Fiona Sturges, Guardian

A sharp must-read for misfits everywhere

Sharon Lougher, Metro

A sharp must-read for misfits everywhere

Sharon Lougher, Metro

A riposte to what society deems as acceptable and how we can make change happen through empathy and a celebration of difference

Francesca Brown, Stylist

A riposte to what society deems as acceptable and how we can make change happen through empathy and a celebration of difference

Francesca Brown, Stylist

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