MY DEBUT BOOK!
Unlike any film book I've read before, Strong Female Character is part-polemic, part-historical and social study of film, and part memoir. Covering absent fathers, MeToo, first loves, eating disorders and masturbation, there's little Hanna doesn't tackle head on with her signature honesty and humour. Truly original. A must for any film fan who has wondered how their own life intersects with the art that they love.
Terri White, bestselling author of Coming Undone, ex-editor of Empire magazine
Hanna brings her personal experience to a such-needed book. I relate so much and so many women will. A trailblazer.
Megha Mohan, BBC Gender and Identity Reporter, co-founder of The Second Source
A glorious coming-of-age memoir, Hanna Flint's Strong Female Character is a tour through the pop culture that made her, from formative crushes on Edward in Twilight to making sense of sexual assault with some help from Gone With the Wind and Blade Runner. At turns witty and moving, it's a breeze to read and left me with a stacked new list of films to enjoy.
Toby Moses, The Guardian
Packed with enough film references to make any nerd heart sing but this book is so much more: this is bare-your-soul writing that tells us how important cinema is in not only how we understand the world but how we move through it.
Kate Herron, director of Loki, Sex Education