THE TRUTH ABOUT ROMANCE FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST CYNICS
Written by Daria Summers / Illustrations by Emma Munger
9781925418699 / Hardcover / £9.99
FOR RELEASE 1 MARCH 2018
Tired of hearing about how ‘love is all you need’ and that ‘love will conquer all’? Does the idea of balloons, love hearts, boxes of chocolates and birds suddenly appearing make your teeth ache with the sickly saccharine clichéd insanity? How about some real talk? It’s all a farce. Love sucks. As Charles Bukowski said, ‘If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates.’
The reality is, love is a madness that makes fools of all of us, and we’re better off without it. Whether you’re broken-hearted or just wise to the idiocy of love, know that you’re not alone. Love Sucks is a gorgeously illustrated collection of funny, bitter, and brutally truthful quotes about how truly terrible love is, from music, film, TV, literature and history’s greatest and most jaded minds.
About the author
Daria Summers is a freelance writer based in a deep, dark suburb of Melbourne, Australia. She wears a lot of black, drinks a lot of very black coffee, and has been happily single for a very, very long time.
About the illustrator
Emma Munger is a San Francisco–based illustrator and cartoonist who works at a comic-book store and likes to draw sassy pinups of her favourite pop-culture characters while watching endless amounts of Frasier.