Rock and rollers are known to live dangerously. Booze. Drugs. Groggy inbox clearings. Exhausted on tour, indie soloist Alina Simone nearly trashed an invitation from Eric Chinski, Editor-in-Chief of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, to write her first book, You Must Go And Win.
Fortunately for Literature, Simone thought twice before clicking “delete”. Her hilarious new novel Note To Self is out now. Today Simone talks to HENRY about the comedic potential of “late bloomers”, and those “dark nights of the soul, when you’re sleeping on a sticky, beer-stained floor in Fargo.” The wit and perspicacity of Note To Self confirm that Simone is fully awake to cultural trends, and to her authorial talents.
Edited by Justin Goncalves; Cinematography: Daphnee Denis