Mad Girl (Paperback) - by Bryony Gordon
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I need to be honest with you from the start – because, as you will see, this is an honest book. A self-indulgent, self-flagellating, self-loathing book… but an honest one, all the same… Only by talking about our own mental health will we start to be taken seriously. We need to shout about it; we need to tell as many people as possible about what goes on in our heads.
Bryony Gordon has OCD. It's the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn't repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It's caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it.
Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty.
A hugely successful columnist for The Telegraph, a bestselling author, and a happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her illness. Now it's time for her to speak out. Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can.
A Sunday Times bestseller, Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.
'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
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 21 mm