"[O]ne of the most mesmerizing heroines in recent fiction…." Texas Monthly

"Merritt Tierce’s debut novel, Love Me Back, is a gorgeous, dirty razor of prose—sharp and dangerous and breathtaking." —Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State and Bad Feminist

"Tierce’s prose possesses the force, bluntness and surprise of a sucker punch. Love Me Back is an unflinching and galvanic novel full of heart and heartache; one of my favorite books of the last few years." —Carrie Brownstein, co-creator of Portlandia



"You’re too good for me. You’re too good for anyone."


Although I usually don’t comment on these, Submarine stole my heart. The film’s direction is beautiful, the writing wonderful, and the acting spot on. Also, if you like the Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner wrote and sings many of the songs heard in the film. 

“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.”
— HER|2013

 I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can’t remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there.”


There’s still a kid inside, but you grow up when you decide to do right, okay…not what’s right for you, what’s right for everybody, even when it hurts.”

Lars and the Real Girl|2007