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Mad Girl Hardcover – 7 Jun 2016
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I loved it. A brilliant fast and funny and frank look at something that absolutely needs to be talked about in this way (Matt Haig)
Funny, warm and fearlessly honest. This book is a must for anyone who's ever lost their mind but was too polite to mention it (Sali Hughes)
What a book! I read this like a thriller, I was so gripped. I feel comforted by this book; by the honesty, insight, compassion, and the beautiful writing. Mad Girl is going to be seismic (Marian Keyes)
A powerful and intimate look at the way our minds can torment us, this honest and rather beautiful book will bring comfort to those who fear they are alone in their madness (Cathy Rentzenbrink)
Part of the necessary and continuing conversation around mental illness (The Telegraph)
Darkly funny and deeply serious (The Guardian)
Bestselling author of The Wrong Knickers on living with depression and OCD. A Sunday Times bestseller.See all Product description
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Having recently been diagnosed with OCD myself, I felt as though, at times, I was looking at a mirror of myself. Reading an intricate reflection of the thoughts I have had, the feelings I have endured and the sentences I have muttered at the hands of my own "Jareth The Goblin King" was a comforting reminder that mental illness is not as isolating as it feels.
A definite must read for anyone suffering with or helping the mentally afflicted.
To open up about such personal things to the reader can't have been easy - as we see mentioned at the end of the book - but I hope Bryony knows the difference she's making.
I read the end with tears in my eyes, both an emotional final few pages and sad to have finished this book!!
Bryony's story, so beautifully written is a heartbreaking description of her illness and what it took for her to find ways to get better. That she did so is a testament to her courage and the transformational potential of human love when we learn how to offer it to ourselves and receive it from others.
A wonderful book
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Loved this funny, honest account
A completely honest account of several mental health issues. Author keeps the reader engaged throughout and has such a wonderful way with words! Easy to read.