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The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity.
I seem to be your new favorite novel.
One that keeps you up at night,
turning my pages.
Fingers lingering on me so you don’t lose your place.
Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili's poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the depths of female experience, and is the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.
About the Author
LILI REINHART is an actress best known for her lead role of Betty Cooper in the series Riverdale, based on the famed Archie comics. Swimming Lessons is her first collection of poetry.
One of "20 of the Best-Ever Books by Celebrities"—The Skimm
“A book of dreamy prose exploring love, heartbreak, anxiety and fame.”—People.com
“Poetry can be a form of self-care … Lili Reinhart has taken this idea to heart.”—Vogue.com
"Reinhart is committed to authenticity...and candid about her battles with anxiety and depression.”—Harpers Bazaar
"There's a reason her fans feel they know her. She's been outspoken on various platforms about deeply personal topics." —Glamour
"With a raw voice that's all her own, the short collection might make you a bit emotional (grab your tissues), as she covers everything from heartbreak to mental health, and more. We're not crying, you're crying." —The Skimm
"Reinhart is a force to be reckoned with." —Who What Wear
"She's a breath of fresh air. Navigating her way through fame her own way, not for a second trying to be anyone she's not, and showing every one of her millions of fans that it's OK to be who you are. In fact, it's the only way." —ASOS
"Reinhart is committed to offering an honest picture of her world rather than crafting a sanitized facade." —Flaunt