About the Author
Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers PS, I Love You;Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There's No Place Like Here; and The Gift. Her novels have been translated into thirty-five languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over fifty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany. She lives in Dublin with her family.
is a wild and daring collection. The stories are ingenious and surreal, brilliantly
and hilariously articulating what it means to be a woman today. Cecelia Ahern
has crafted something of a revolution within these pages. A powerful
Cecelia Ahern as one of our finest writers."
inventive stories to reveal a simple truth - the power to create the life we
want to live has been inside each of us all along. The world Ahern
creates on these pages is fantastic yet authentic. Every woman will recognize
herself in these stories and be inspired by them."
"Fantastic...Ahern (P.S., I Love You) blends magical realism with keen observations about contemporary gender dynamics, offering readers a sharp selection of nuanced parables encouraging bravery, compassion, and self-reliance."—Publishers Weekly
"Ahern's previous work, including PS, I Love You, There's No Place Like Here and The Gift are funny, light and often wise but didn't entirely presage "Roar," which is funny, wise and weighty - in a very good way. After all, when you write 30 stories about the dilemmas of people who hold up half the world's sky, things are bound to get heavy. The women in these fables cope with discrimination, loneliness and abandonment, among other things . . . It's best to read just one or two of Ahern's fables at a time. That way you can truly appreciate their wit, pathos and imagination. The author includes Helen Reddy's famous lyric 'I am woman, hear me roar' as an epigraph, but she might just as easily have used 'I'm every woman. It's all in me.'"
—The Washington Post
"Bedtime stories for feminists . . . contain wisdom, humor and warning . . . Roar offers respite for the woman who was stressed by modern life."—StarTribune