• I Would Leave Me If I Could.

  • A Collection of Poetry
  • By: Halsey
  • Narrated by: Halsey
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (573 ratings)

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I Would Leave Me If I Could.

By: Halsey
Narrated by: Halsey
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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. 

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A celebrated singer finds a new voice
What’s at the top of my to-listen-to list? This debut collection of poetry from the singer Halsey. For the first time, she brings her unique voice to a classic form of self-expression. Mining her personal experiences, relationships, and beliefs, Halsey reveals her interior life with powerful prose, and, even better, she narrates it. I can’t wait to hear more from this complex artist in a new medium. —[Kelley S., Audible Editor]

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