News Release

Girl Trouble: An Illustrated Memoir by Kerry Cohen, illustrations by Tyler Cohen, released by Hawthorne Books October 1, 2016

For immediate release 21 Jun 2016

Contact: 503-327-8849 rhughes@hawthornebooks.com |

BESTSELLING MEMOIRIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST KERRY COHEN (Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity) explores complicated female friendships in Girl Trouble. Beginning with her relationship with her sister Tyler Cohen, who illustrates the memoir, Kerry examines the many ways female friendships can affect a girl’s life. From bullying and failed friendships to competition and painful break ups, Girl Trouble brings forth a story of how one girl learned to navigate the many difficulties of girls’ and women’s friendships. Girls and women everywhere will relate to the confusion and the hurt feelings, and they will also learn along with Kerry how to make better choices over the years.


I was mesmerized by Girl Trouble. —CHERYL STRAYED, Author of Wild


A small treasure.—MARYA HORNBACHER, Author of Madness: A Bipolar Life


A clear and concise survey of one woman’s journey through a life’s worth of difficult and sometimes devastating female friendships.—Blake Nelson, Author of The City Wants You Alone


A brief canny book that will make any girl who feels alone feel less alone.—Kirkus

Kerry Cohen is a psychotherapist and is on the faculty of the Red Earth Low-Residency MFA program. She is the author of the memoirs Loose Girl and Seeing Ezra as well as seven other books. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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