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Michaela Coel’s first book is coming in September.

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April 19, 2021, 9:56am

If you’re still mourning the end of Michaela Coel’s fantastic series I May Destroy You (and you’ve already revisited her brilliant first show, Chewing Gum), here’s some welcome news: Coel’s first book, Misfits: A Personal Manifesto, is coming in September.

The book, which will be published in the UK by Ebury Publishing and the US by Henry Holt, will be “a powerful manifesto on how speaking your truth and owning your differences can transform your life.”

Coel—who notably turned down a million-dollar deal with Netflix in order to retain creative control of I May Destroy You—said in her keynote address at 2018’s Edinburgh International Television Festival: “Is it important that voices used to interruption get the experience of writing something without interference at least once?”

Here’s to more of Coel’s work out in the world, without interference.

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