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High School: A Memoir: The New York Times Bestseller

Tegan Quin, Sara Quin

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Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest, Autobiography: arts & entertainment

From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story.

'Genius' Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors
'A gift' Elliot Page, actor
'Utterly charming' Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

Before they became international musicians and LGBTQ+ icons, twin sisters Sara and Tegan Quin came of age in 90s Canada. They argued relentlessly, skipped school, dropped acid and fell in and out of love - sometimes with their best friends.

One day they found their stepdad's guitar and their lives changed course forever.

High School is a revelatory joint memoir. It captures two sisters wrestling with their sexual and artistic identities and those breathtaking years when the future seems wondrously possible.

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Praise for High School: A Memoir: The New York Times Bestseller

  • This account of the pains and pleasures of dirtbag queer-girl adolescence is everything you could want from a memoir: honest and hilarious, dishy and sweet, smart and self-aware and utterly charming.

  • - Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

  • Will make countless people feel less alone. It is so important for the LGBTQ+ community to have memoirs like this - Elliot Page

  • They speak universal truths and captured a time and a place so perfectly, I can't exactly be sure that I wasn't there - Busy Philipps

  • Intense, vulnerable and life-affirming - Abbi Jacobson

  • Elegant and evocative . . . High School tells their story from 15 to 18 when they first took drugs, got girlfriends and picked up guitars - Guardian

  • There's simply nothing like it . . . Completely original, utterly gripping, gorgeously written and fearlessly powerful - Augusten Burroughs, author of Running with Scissors

  • With their music, Tegan and Sara offer listeners a glimpse at a specific time and place. In High School, they throw the door open and allow readers the opportunity to become fully immersed in their world. Tegan and Sara's stories of first loves, self discovery, and the insights into their relationship with each other are deeply moving and relatable. They never hold back from the absolute authenticity they are known for. I never wanted it to end - Clea DuVall, actress, She s All That and Girl, Interrupted

  • Candid, tender, courageously honest, and heartbreakingly familiar; I could see myself and my own experience reflected in these stories, more so than in anything else I've ever read. Reading this book moved me deeply - Julien Baker, singer and songwriter

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