• I Would Leave Me If I Could

  • A Collection of Poetry
  • By: Halsey
  • Narrated by: Halsey
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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-seen poetry of longing, love and the nuances of bipolar disorder.

In this 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.

Book cover painting, American Woman, by the author.

Halsey, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recipient of the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

©2020 Halsey (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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Ashley's voice makes everything better. The poems were really great. Enjoyed every one of them. Some relatable. I'm proud of her!

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Magical

Loved it so much. it's so raw and authentic. Specially speaks out to you if you're an avid listener of her music as well. Finishing the year by reading this, and I'm so glad I chose it. It's filled with magical poems I tell ya.

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  • ashlea
  • 11-21-20

STUNNING

an absolute masterpiece, no surprise <3 i have been looking forward to the release of this and i am beyond impressed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-17-20

Baring her soul for the world

Halsey has achieved what she does in her songs on paper: bringing emotion to all who come across her work. The way she tells her story through poetry is Grammy worthy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-20

beautiful poetry

halsey is an amazing writer and a true poet. hearing her read them was such a beautiful experience, her words mean everything to me.

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  • Kenzie
  • 11-17-20

I would leave if I could

This audio book is an eye opener into halseys mind and life.
Halsey is an open book and allows us all to read or listen to her story.
Her words reached my heart and I understood her happiness and her pain.
Halsey is a brave and a beautiful women with a big heart.
Her book is like holding on to her broken heart and watching it trying to put itself back together when she has happy times but then watching her heart shatter and again watching the heart rebuild itself.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-21

I wish I were manic all the time

This was perfect. I loved Ashley’s voice and her manner of speaking and how she made songs out of some poems. A queen.

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  • Gary W
  • 01-11-21

Absolutely Stunning

This was amazing. The absolute rawness of Halsey is there to be seen and heard.

I also loved this Easter Eggs of song lyrics in the different poems.

I am also so happy Halsey narrated it as well because it wouldn’t be as impactful.

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  • Laurie Newbury
  • 01-06-21

Beautiful

What a wonderful self reflective and intriguing anthology! It really helped me through some of my own thoughts and feelings. Thank you ❤️✨

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  • fleur s.
  • 12-11-20

Beautiful

It's a breathtakingly beautiful collection of poems. There's nothing groundbreaking about the actual words or metaphors or analogies used but it's deeply personal and intimate and you can hear it in the way Halsey has narrated it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-23-20

shattering

loved each and every minute of it, im lost in her voice, lost in the ocean of emotions. I wish I could just hide in this book, and stay there. forever.

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  • charly melis
  • 03-14-22

AMAZING

ASHLEY IS COMPLETE PRFECTION. ALL OF THE POETRY IN THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN BY THE ONE AND ONLY🥰🥰

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-22

self indulgent

I couldn't help but detach from sections of the chapters that seemed to be a little self indulgent and emo. I loved the evocative imagery and honesty. Very complimenting of her image as a performer. ♡

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-20

An emotional journey

Very raw and intimate look into Halsey's life. Its an honour to be able to read