With its first volume, Calligraphy, author Sarah Jaffe writes her story as a young girl who spent most of her life alone in her family’s house, and who, when her parents died suddenly and without explanation, was left to fend for herself.
Calligraphies second volume, The Second Life Book, has been praised by literary critics for its use of the calligraphys original text and its vivid illustrations.
The story of how she came to write the book and the challenges of writing a memoir, The First Life Book was published last year by Bloomsbury.
The book, which was named one of the 100 Best Books of 2016 by the British Library, was also named by the Guardian Book Award.
The New York Times said that it has chosen Calligraphys First Life as one of its 50 best books of 2017.
Jaffe is now a journalist, and is currently writing a book about her experiences writing The First Time.
She told Newsweek that she wanted to explore “the many facets of life, like being alone, not being able to get a job, being stuck with an abusive ex, living in a small apartment, the things that make up my story.”
“I just want to be able to talk about it and share it and make people think,” she added.