Emily Ratajkowski To Write Her First Book

by Eddie Roche

You can add author to Emily Ratajkowski’s extended CV. The 29-year-old multi-hyphenate has signed a book deal with Metropolitan Book, an imprint at Henry and Company, to publish her first book “My Body,” a collection of essays. The book is set to come out in 2022 and will explore her personal examination of what it means to be a woman and a commodity. The publisher reveals the book will touch on the themes of feminism, sexuality, men’s treatment of women and women’s rationalization for accepting that treatment.

“Emily Ratajkowski reveals herself to be devastatingly honest, nuanced, and strong – I’m not surprised
that she thinks of herself first as a writer,” Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan and the book’s editor, says. “I also admire how outspoken she is, how political, and how unafraid – what a force she’ll be!”

Ratajkowski wrote a powerful essay for New York Magazine last month about being sexually assaulted by a photographer when she was 20-years-old. The essay called “Buying Myself Back” gained one million views within 23 hours. An essay she wrote in Lenny Letter in 2016 received 65.6 million page views.

 

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Before my essay was published on Tuesday, I was so nervous that I couldn’t sleep. I had to keep reminding myself why I’d written it and decided to publish it at all. I thought about my younger self and the healing that writing about something you once couldn’t even talk about provides. Mostly I focused on the hope that other women might recognize their own experiences in reading my story. It’s been nothing short of life-changing to see how many women (and men!) this piece resonated with. Thank you to every single person who read, shared, commented and tagged me. I can’t tell you what it feels like to see my words in print and to hear from each and everyone of you. Thank you.

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EmRata has been an active political voice to her 27 million online followers. She was an outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders two presidential campaigns and has been a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood. She was arrested in May of 2018 in Washington D.C. for protesting the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. She is also the founder of the clothing line Inamorata, a direct-to-consumer company with an all-female workforce that sells online. Ratajkowski was a Fashion Media Award winner for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019.

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