The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity.
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.
“And this vengeful part of me wants to hurt you before you can ever hurt me again.”
Lili digs deep and speaks from her soul with so much emotion that you can’t help but feel this all throughout yourself. Her words are beautiful. She puts power behind her words to pick you back up after you fall.
Swimming Lessons made feel that there’s a rainbow at the end of the dark tunnel. All we have to do is reach out and grab it.