From the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad¸ comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox. Honest, raw, insightful and magically interweaving the everyday with the abstract, Charly’s writing is exquisite. She is a leading light of the new cohort of young women who are changing the landscape for poetry in the 21st century.
Part-comedy, part caricature, but mostly harrowing truth, Charly Cox’s second collection, Validate Me explores the havoc that the digital hemisphere is playing on our relationships, concentration span and mental health. Written entirely on her phone, this is a look at how a life lived online is both liberating and screwing us all up, through the gaze of one woman on the cusp of absolute digital burnout. Funny, heartbreaking and achingly relatable, Charly’s writing has the power to make us all feel less alone.