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Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness. 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.

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Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

A new Sunday Times bestseller from Bryony Gordon, Telegraph columnist and author of the bestselling The Wrong Knickers. For readers who enjoyed Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive and Ruby Wax's Sane New World, 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 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.

Reviews

'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

About the Author

In the 13 years that she has worked for The Telegraph, Bryony Gordon has become one of the paper's best loved writers. Her weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph's Stella Magazine, How the Other Half Lives, has won her an army of fans who over the last four and half years have followed her journey from single girl about town to - finally! - settled mum. Bryony is now 32 and lives in Nappy Valley (Clapham) with her fiance, a financial journalist. The last sentence is one she never thought she would see written down on paper.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th December 2016

Author

Bryony Gordon

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Lifestyle & Health
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Coping with illness & specific conditions
Memoirs

ISBN

9781472232090

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