A fairy tale of everyday bravery and beautifully illustrated feminist handbook for the modern day
This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her fucks in her basket.
Waaaaaaait a minute. You’re confused. What are fucks, you ask? It’s quite simple, really. Fucks are her self-esteem; all her happy, sad and wonderful thoughts that sit in her basket. That sit in every girl’s basket! And every girl must give these fucks away every time someone asks.
One day Elodie-Rose decides to break rank and find out what happens if those fucks stay where they are…
“Hello to you, hello from me!
We’ve just one life, not two or three…
have you ever wondered what would be
if you took your fucks and set them free?
Would your head explode? Nose disappear?
Would weeds start growing behind your ears?
I wonder what everybody would say
if you showed how brave you are, one day.
If you grew so tall, everybody saw
that you are destined for much, much more.
When your heart is heavy and your story sucks
be the little girl who gave zero fucks.”
The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks will be a lovingly produced, full colour hardback book of 60 pages with colour printed endpapers and bookmark ribbon. It's a sing-songy love song to life, illustrated in the style of a ‘dystopian Millie Molly Mandy’ and made to be remembered. The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks should sit on your bedside table and be read every morning and every night and in the middle of the day, too. We're living in very strange times, and this book provides a welcome antidote to all the hate and resistance to positive change.
10% of the author's proceeds from the book will be donated to the charity Writing Through: an organisation that helps to build confidence in children and women through teaching of creative writing. Based in Cambodia and Singapore, Writing Through runs workshops and training courses in poetry, short story writing and presentation skills to boost self-esteem in those individuals who need to work hard to get their voice heard.
You’re my Number One
Saturday, 9 February 2019
Actually, no. Wait. I got that wrong. Sorry! The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks is Amazon’s number one! Like, an actual number one bestseller. The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks became an Amazon Number One bestseller this week, which due to the absence of any kind of marketing budget has blown my mind a little.
But you are important, of course, and deserve to be high-fived by lady luck every…
TLGWGZF arrival time. GET YOUR HASHTAGS AT THE READY.
Friday, 26 October 2018
You didn’t seriously think this was over yet? I’ve got your email address now… I’m GDPR compliant and I’m not afraid or legally prohibited to use it. (Cuts to the sound of a thousand clicks, unsubscribing.)
But to be clear - you’re a part of something. It might be something small, something that in a week, year or a hundred years may be utterly irrelevant and no one cares, but right now you…
Your invite to the October TLGWGZF launch party. Come!
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things…
LIKE COMING TO A HALLOWE’EN PARTY ON THE 30TH OCTOBER TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF THE LITTLE GIRL WHO GAVE ZERO F*CKS! AT LAST!
Everybody who bought a copy of the book (i.e. you) is invited to come along and have a lovely time. Since it’s Hallowe’en, I’ve got an expert on witchcraft - Elisabeth Krohn, the editor…
Getcha free TLGWGZF colouring book!
Friday, 29 June 2018
Happy Friday, Zero F*ckers!
But IS IT? IS IT HAPPY?
Yeah it is, actually. For five reasons.
1. FLY MY PRETTY, FLY! And God speed.
First of all, the book has gone to print. OMG. I was voluntarily making changes and adding new bits right until the last day until the very tolerant folks at Unbound had to spike my coffee with sedatives and burn my laptop, just so they could get…
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Thursday, 25 January 2018
"What a force the world is only now seeing... just you, a wonderful human being."
A lot of people think that Valentine's Day is lame. Old-fashioned.
I suppose it can be depressing if your self-esteem relies on getting a truckload of roses delivered to your door every February 14th, but as an opportunity to tell people we love that we love them, I'm OK with it.
HO HO HOW many fucks? Zero! Your essential Christmas update.
Sunday, 24 December 2017
Merry Christmas Eve and God Bless us, everyone.
So many things to report, but I’ll keep it punchy because it's 24th December and you’re drunk already, aren’t you? You probably won’t even remember this update tomorrow.
The total per cent is past a hundred
Which means the book is fully funded!
Firstly, I’d like to say thank you. It’s a unique gift, helping to make someone…
These people are helping to fund The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks.