Published Dec 15, 2020U.S. Girls' Meg Remy is branching out with her debut book. The tome is called Begin by Telling, and it's described as a collection of "illustrated lyric essays depicting memories from early childhood to present day."
The book is set to arrive in Canada on March 16 via Book*hug Press, with the title later coming out in the U.S. on April 21.
The publisher goes on to offer up this description of Remy's book:
In Begin by Telling, experimental pop sensation and Polaris nominee Meg Remy spins a web out from her body to myriad corners of American hyper-culture. Through illustrated lyric essays depicting memories from early childhood to present day, Remy paints a stark portrait of a spectacle-driven country.
These memories are visceral. As though channel surfing, we catch glimpses of Desert Storm, the Oklahoma City Bombing, random street violence, the petrochemical industry, small town Deadheads, a toilet with uterus lining in it, the county STD clinic, and missionaries at the front door. Each is shared through language of the body; the sensation of experiencing many of the defining events and moments of a country.
These threads nimbly interweave with probing quotes and statistics, demonstrating the importance of personal storytelling, radical empathy, and the necessity of reflecting on society and one's self within that construct.
Immersive and utterly compelling, Begin by Telling is an artifact of our time; a fascinating perspective on American culture.
Right now, pre-orders are live for Begin by Telling.
U.S. Girls' most recent album was this year's Heavy Light.