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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller

Grammy Award-nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me If I Could., she reveals never-before-heard poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder.

In this intimate audio performance of her debut collection, Halsey bares her soul. Bringing the same artistry found in her lyrics, Halsey's poems delve into the highs and lows of doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality, and mental illness. More hand grenades than confessions, these autobiographical poems explore and dismantle conventional notions of what it means to be a feminist in search of power.

Masterful as it is raw, passionate, and profound, I Would Leave Me If I Could. signals the arrival of an essential voice.

Cover painting, American Woman, by the author. 

©2020 Ashley Frangipane. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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i have no words so good

it was incredibly ive never related so much to a book you have to read it to understand definitly worth it thank you Halsey.

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beautiful expression from a phonaminal women.

a beautiful book that will change my life. just as any art Ashley makes. completely flawless.

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  • Oz
  • 2020-11-17

Amazing

Hearing her read her words herself, as opposed to the way you’d hear them in your mind reading them on print is a vastly different experience. I enjoyed both but the audiobook is definitely worth a listen.

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  • Ana S.
  • 2020-11-18

talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique

The book and its content by themselves have already become one of my favorite set of poetry, but listening to it with Halsey’s voice is a totally different experience, it’s more raw and real to actually feel and hear when she gets angry, when she gets hurt and sad, even when she smiles.

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  • jeanne ryan
  • 2020-11-21

More Please! 💥🔥💥

Thank you for spilling out your insides. This was amazing to listen to, especially since you read this yourself. You bared dark truths and it hit me how many truths i’ve pushed down through out my life. Highly recommend.

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  • Sam Kallelis
  • 2020-11-22

I just... Wow. Thank you.

It was amazing. Everything j thought it would be. A few hit home. A few more hit closer. And even more had me crying. This has been a delight. I am so grateful to have found you as an artist in general.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-21

Everything you Felt As A Teen

First of all, Halsey narrating her own words is the best. She sets the mood for every poem, these poems are taken out of every teen girls journal that asked, why, what and where. I expected it to be more trying to hard to be poetic, but you can tell her heart is filled with thoughts and just come out of her naturally. Check this out for sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-11-21

Absolutely amazing

I was drawn in the moment I started this and I can't help but to daze of to her poems in my ears while replaying back my own life unknowingly relating the two. Completely in awe with Halsey as if I wasn't befor.

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  • Stephanie Hart
  • 2020-12-03

Thank you Halsey

this book and you manic album is exactly what I needed in my life. You are an amazing woman and you are so relatable.. I don't feel as broken and you put the feelings into words when I can not. thank you for being you.

this book and narration is amazing. I could listen to this every day.

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  • Alexandra James
  • 2020-11-18

All of the tears

So moving and deep. Cried tears for wounds I had not yet fully acknowledged. I am infinitely better for the time I spent listening.

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  • kira
  • 2020-11-18

One of Ashley's greatest works

If you're a fan of Halsey, this is a no brainer. It's certainly a fantastic read but hearing it narrated by her brings a whole new experience and light to her heart wrenchingly honest words.

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  • Elena L
  • 2021-04-18

Halsey continues saving my life

Five stars, this was so raw, underrated and inspiring. I sobbed and laughed, thank you for making words into silk and making me understood. You are sunshine Ashley.