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Evanna Lynch

The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and the Glory of Growing Up; A Memoir


From actress and activist Evanna Lynch comes a raw and compelling memoir about navigating the path between fears and dreams.

Evanna Lynch's casting as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films is a tale that grew to almost mythic proportions--a legend of how she faced disordered eating as a young girl, found solace in a beloved book series, and later landed the part of her favorite character. But that is not the whole story.

Even after recovery, there remains a conflict at her core: a bitter struggle between the pursuit of perfection and the desire to fearlessly embrace her creative side. Revealing a startlingly accomplished voice, Lynch delves into the heart of her relationship with her body. As she takes the reader through a personal journey of leaving behind the safety of girlhood, Lynch explores the pivotal choices that ultimately led her down the path of creativity and toward acceptance of the wild, sensual, and unpredictable reality of womanhood.

Honest, electrifying, and inspiring, this is a story of the battle between self-destruction and creation, of giving up the preoccupation with perfection in favor of our uncharted dreams--and how the simple choice to create is the most liberating action a person can take.


About the Author
Evanna Lynch earned the love of millions of fans around the world through her portrayal of quirky misfit Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films. As an actress and a vegan activist, Lynch continues to speak out on the importance of compassion and is a powerful new literary voice. She lives in London, England.