“The internet’s best friend.” — Flare
From the author of the popular newsletter That’s What She Said, Nobody Cares is a frank, funny personal essay collection about work, failure, friendship, and the messy business of being alive in your twenties and thirties.
As she shares her hard-won insights from screwing up, growing up, and trying to find her own path, Anne T. Donahue’s debut book offers all the honesty, laughs, and reassurance of a late-night phone call with your best friend. Whether she’s giving a signature pep talk, railing against summer, or describing her own mental health struggles, Anne reminds us that failure is normal, saying no to things is liberating, and that we’re all a bunch of beautiful disasters — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Anne T. Donahue is a writer and person from Cambridge, Ontario. Her work has appeared in publications and websites such as Esquire, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Nylon, Flare, and Rookie. She is the host of the podcast Nobody Cares (Except for Me), and has contributed to CBC’s q. You can absolutely find her on Twitter and Instagram at @annetdonahue, baking or screaming into the night.
"I don't know how anyone could read her and not immediately fall in love.” — Scaachi Koul, bestselling author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter
“Donahue's tight collection of essays is perfect for anyone struggling to break free from the idea that the world is watching his or her every move. Smart, funny, honest, and as encouraging as an hour-long phone call with a faraway friend.” — Booklist
“Actually, you will care about Anne T. Donahue's debut personal essay collection. Because its frank, funny observations and insights into life in your twenties and thirties will make you feel seen.” — Cosmopolitan.com
“It's an essay collection you're destined to underline furiously and return to again and again.” — Bustle
“Donahue's messiness is an asset, of course. Her essays about the less photogenic moments of her life contain their own sort of beauty, the kind that comes from failing and persevering. From breaking down her anxiety disorder to getting in touch with helpful and well-deserved female rage, Donahue is as inspiring as she is droll.” — Vulture