What We Are Reading Today: Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

Updated 14 October 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Horror Stories: A Memoir by Liz Phair

  • This is a brilliantly written and completely honest, intimate and endearing memoir

The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.

Horror Stories “is a literary accomplishment that reads like the confessions of a friend. It gathers up all of our isolated shames and draws them out into the light, uniting us in our shared imperfection, our uncertainty and our cowardice, smashing the stigma of not being in control,” said a review published in goodreads.com. 

“But most importantly, the uncompromising precision and candor of Horror Stories transforms these deeply personal experiences into tales about each and every one of us,” it added.

“This is a brilliantly written and completely honest, intimate and endearing memoir. It is refreshing to read a memoir that is more than just facts; one that also shares the personal feelings; personal stories and moments; the courage and despair; the pain and reality that distinguish each of us and make us who we are,” said the review.

Phair’s album Exile in Guyville was chosen as one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


Bella Hadid gets candid about mental health struggles

Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid recently opened up about her struggles with depression. (Photo: AFP)
Updated 17 November 2019

Bella Hadid gets candid about mental health struggles

  • The Palestinian-Dutch model recently opened up about her struggles with depression
  • The 23-year-old revealed that there were days she would “cry every single morning” when her career first kicked off

DUBAI: Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid recently opened up about her struggles with depression and the pressure of being a runway model as she spoke at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris on Nov. 15.

The 23-year-old revealed that there were days she would “cry every single morning” when her career first kicked off.

“I would cry during my lunch breaks, I would cry before I slept. I was very emotionally unstable for a while when I was working 14-hour days for four months straight as an 18-year-old. I think I just wanted to breathe a little bit. And so it kind of put me in a spiral,” she shared, as per WWD.

The California-bred beauty added “For a while I just didn’t want to talk about it, and I’ve gone through a lot in the past few years with my health. I feel guilty for being able to live this incredible life, have the opportunities that I do, but somehow still be depressed. It doesn’t make sense.”

Hadid, who has walked the Victoria’s Secret runway three times, also revealed that she had never felt comfortable until she walked for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show this September.