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From the best-selling author of She Must Be Mad comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox.

What is love? Baby don’t hurt me...but please like my Instagram post.

Hello, my name is Charly and I am code-dependent, so would you please, please just validate me? 

From the best-selling author of She Must Be Mad, comes Charly Cox’s second collection of poetry and prose.

This is an account of a life lived online. Swiping for approval. Scrolling for gratification. Searching for connection. From the glow of a screen in the middle of the night, to the harsh glare of the hospital waiting room, Validate Me, is a raw and honest look at the highs and the lows of a digital life.

The new voice of a generation, Charly’s words have the power to make us all feel less alone.

©2019 Charly Cox (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"[Charly] is turning a new generation on to poetry." (The Telegraph

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  • Stephen Koritta
  • 06-11-2019

The lossless compression of analog heartbreak

Tapped Audible icon... Clicked cart... Browse Categories... Drama & Poetry... Scroll... Scroll... John Lithgow?... Scroll... Jeremy Irons Reads The Wasteland? Scroll... Scroll... Validate Me. Tap to hear sample... I was enamored with her intense swarms of cadence and sharp courses of metrical hair-pins from the first brief megs of stream. There's a taser to each turn of phrase, solemn shocks that lay a listener low. Her work has a viral vulnerability about it that attaches itself to even the most secure and scanned of systems. This collection, embedded with cache of world-weariness and virtual drives, is an open document of our collective digital loneliness.

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