Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better


by Madisen Kuhn
May 2018 – Gallery Books / Simon & Schuster

Discover this exquisite poetry and prose collection about the pains of growing up from the popular millennial Instagram poet, perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur.

Following her breakout debut EIGHTEEN YEARS, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.

Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, PLEASE DON’T GO BEFORE I GET BETTER is a powerful, deeply affecting work that pierces your heart with its refreshing candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.
Madisen Kuhn is a writer and photographer living in Los Angeles. She likes to explore topics of identity, belonging, sexuality, and mental illness in her works. In 2015, she self-published EIGHTEEN YEARS, selling approximately 20,000 copies. She writes a monthly column for Local Wolves magazine called “Take Care,” was named as one of “5 LGBT Poets to Celebrate This World Poetry Day” on, and is currently pursuing a BFA in Studio and Digital Arts. She lives in Los Angeles.