How first love can tear us apart

How first love can tear us apart
Daniel Handler: an astonishing ability to convincingly channel the voice of a teenage girl in love.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman. Electric Monkey, €11.30. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman

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When I was a besotted teenager, I became an accidental collector. I would find myself keeping things that would have been meaningless to anyone else - the bus ticket from my journey home after a first kiss, flyers from a gig attended with a new boyfriend, the wrapping paper from a first bouquet of flowers.

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