Tell Me Another Story: Poems of You and Me

Tell Me Another Story: Poems of You and Me

by Emmy Marucci

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Overview

From writer, photographer, and fashion editor Emmy Marucci comes an arrestingly candid volume of poetry and photographs exploring the universality of family nostalgia, grief and loss, fear, and enduring love.  

In Tell Me Another Story, Marucci examines those closest to her—her grandfather, nephew, and husband—as well as those she hardly knows—the women sitting at the next table in the diner; the roofer she meets on the train. Part 1: Me, is comprised of Emmy's own story—raw and personalwhile Part 2: You tells the stories of others. With genuine curiosity and tenderness, Marucci asks of herself, her loved ones, and perfect strangers the child's perennial question: "Will you tell me a story?" 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449496890
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 718,416
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

There is only one thing Emmy Marucci values above the written word, and that’s family. Born in the late '80s to a creative brood, Marucci continues to be inspired by the stories and passionate emotions that colored her childhood. As an adult, Marucci moved to New York City and gathered an artistic cohort, taking nostalgic photos with a 35mm camera and writing for zines. What began as an amateur expression evolved into SHK Magazine—a digital hub created from scratch, featuring the likes of Lorde, Tove Lo, and Langley Fox Hemingway. She has created digital copy for Lord & Taylor, Hudson’s Bay, Tarin Thomas, Cienne NY, LuMee, Nexxus NY Hair Care and most recently, sustainable fashion brand EILEEN FISHER.

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Tell Me Another Story: Poems of You and Me 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Carolina Herdegen 3 months ago
Language: R (9 swears, 9 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG Marucci shares her thoughts on herself and others. She starts off talking about her thoughts on death and she loses loved ones, but her writing become poems about life, inspired by the loss of life she witnesses. There were a couple of poems in the collection that I liked, but most of them just didn’t speak to me, which made it a chore to read through. I like the juxtaposition of life and death next to each other, being reminded of everything we have while we still breathe.
Jantine 3 months ago
This collection holds some beautiful and strong poems that paint a wonderful story of love, compassion and kindness, and seeing those through imperfections. I must admit that sometimes I found it a bit hard to read. Most of the poems are beautiful, but so immensely personal that it felt like I was reading someone's diary. Like I had not the right to read those poems. Those also made it harder for me to read the poems and enjoy them, because, let's be honest, I don't know Marucci's family members. Still, those poems were beautiful in their own right, showing as I said how love in all it's forms shows itself through small things and imperfections.
Neriah 3 months ago
"They say we're wild girls But wild girls should be free." "There's nothing sadder Than seeing an angel Right in front of you And realising No one Cares at all." "Sometimes words Aren't enough Sometimes words Aren't necessary Sometimes the faint Clicking of our hearts Is enough." This review is going to be short. I know I don't add more than one quote when I review but I couldn't choose between these three. When I read the description, it instantly connected with me and I took it. Two parts. Me and You. 'Tell me another story" hits all the right notches. Written to vent, it takes us on a journey of loss, death, love, pain and healing. Every poem is a perfect blend of craft and emotions, nostalgia hitting you at some points. What really stood out for me are the details while she is reminiscing, while she is in pain and the fact she still had her eyes open to the world around her as she goes through so much. That is immensely applaudable! The collection is very personal, so there were times when I didn't know what the poems are suggesting but I loved the finesse in it though. I loved Marucci's poetrical style and the photographs accompanying these memories, these pieces of art, made the reading experience quite memorable. This would be a very important book, someday in the future for all it has! Recommended: Yes, to anyone who wants to experience life from another's POV.