Megan Fox explores themes of love, loss, and personal healing in her new book, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.
By Ava Wilde
Have you heard about Megan Fox’s latest venture? She’s not just lighting up the screen with her acting anymore, she’s turned her talents to poetry! Her new book, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous: A Collection of F**ked Up Fairy Tales, just hit the shelves, and let me tell you, it’s a soul-baring journey.
We all know Megan as the stunning actress and mama (she shares three gorge kids with her ex Brian Austin Green), but she’s showing us there’s so much more to her. She’s not just dabbling in poetry. Megan is diving deep into her experiences, sharing things that are so personal – it’s like reading a page from her diary.
Megan has been through a lot, and now she’s putting it all out there.
“IT SENT US ON A VERY WILD JOURNEY TOGETHER AND SEPARATELY…TRYING TO NAVIGATE, ‘WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?’ AND ‘WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?’”
Love and loss
In her own words, Megan says that writing these poems was her way of healing, of getting rid of all that pain she’d been carrying silently. Imagine the strength it takes to not only confront your past but to share it with the world. She talks about how these poems are her liberation. Her way of inspiring others to find their voice and shine a light on those dark, hidden parts of their lives.
And the topics she touches on – they’re raw and real. She writes about love, loss, abuse, and even her own miscarriage. There’s a heart-wrenching piece about an ultrasound of her baby girl at 10 weeks, filled with what-ifs and longing, “maybe if you hadn’t… maybe if i had…”
It’s a powerful reminder of the struggles so many women face, often silently.
“I want to hold your hand / hear your laugh,” … “but now / I have to say / goodbye.”
In promoting the book, Megan shared further insight during a chat with Good Morning America.
“I’ve never been through anything like that in my life. I have three kids, so it was very difficult for both of us and it sent us on a very wild journey together and separately…trying to navigate, ‘What does this mean?’ and ‘Why did this happen?’”
It’s not all heavy
Megan also shares stories about her love, Machine Gun Kelly. Their connection is something out of a fairy tale, and she brings that magic into her writing. Megan describes her work as a mix of literal and allegorical, with elements of fairy tales and even a nod to the relatability of memes. It’s a blend that’s as unique as she is.
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