All This Has Nothing to Do with Me
When journalist 'MS' interviews the mysterious 'XX' for a job at her magazine, she hires him straight away - because he's gorgeous. As one date leads to another, her obsession spirals. MS finds herself writing letters to Facebook (to see if XX can tell how many times she views his page), to her phone company (can they delete messages she regrets sending?) and to XX's favourite author (who is dead), whilst the object of her affection remains aloof, a moodily seductive Vespa-riding urbanite. All This Has Nothing To Do With Me is an expose of a broken heart. With full access to MS's photos, diary extracts and emails, it documents MS and XX's relationship from jubilant start to painful finish, and lays out her life - and past - for our scrutiny. Highly original, extremely funny, and darkly moving, this is an unputdownable glimpse into the depths of one woman's psyche.
All This Has Nothing To Do With Me is an expose, a dissection of a broken heart.
Monica Sabolo is a journalist and writer, and was until recently the Editor-in-Chief for the cultural pages of Grazia in France. She lives in Paris. All This Has Nothing To Do With Me won France's Prix de Flore 2013.