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It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies)

by Scarlett Curtis

Part of the And Other Lies Series

Lifestyle and Health Mind & Body - books to help you be better

It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) Synopsis

*The Sunday Times bestseller*

'Reading this book made me feel more normal about the things I feel sometimes... It's a great book; however you're feeling, it'll help' - Ed Sheeran

It's OK if everything might feel a bit overwhelming.

It's OK to talk about it.

It's OK to not want to talk about it.

It's OK to find it funny.

It's OK to be human.

Over 70 people have shared their powerful, funny and moving stories exploring their own mental health, including Sam Smith, Emilia Clarke, Candice Carty-Williams and Adam Kay.

One in four of us will experience a mental health issue. This book is here to tell you, or someone you care about, it's OK.

With writing from:

Adam Kay - Alastair Campbell - Alexis Caught - Ben Platt - Bryony Gordon - Candice Carty-Williams - Charlie Mackesy - Charly Cox - Chidera Eggerue - Claire Stancliffe - Davina McCall - Dawn O'Porter - Elizabeth Day - Elizabeth Uviebinene - Ella Purnell - Emilia Clarke - Emma Thompson - Eve Delaney - Fearne Cotton - Gabby Edlin - Gemma Styles - GIRLI (Milly Toomey) - Grace Beverley - Hannah Witton - Honey Ross - Hussain Manawer - Jack Rooke - James Blake - Jamie Flook - Jamie Windust - Jessie Cave - Jo Irwin - Jonah Freud - Jonny Benjamin - Jordan Stephens - Kai-Isaiah Jamal - Kate Weinberg - Kelechi Okafor - Khalil Aldabbas - KUCHENGA - Lauren Mahon - Lena Dunham - Maggie Matic - Martha Lane Fox - Mathew Kollamkulam - Matt Haig - Megan Crabbe - Michael Kitching - Michelle Elman - Miranda Hart - Mitch Price - Mona Chalabi - Montana Brown - Nadia Craddock - Naomi Campbell - Poorna Bell - Poppy Jamie - Reggie Yates - Ripley Parker - Robert Kazandjian - Rosa Mercuriadis - Saba Asif - Sam Smith - Scarlett Curtis - Scarlett Moffatt - Scottee - Sharon Chalkin Feldstein - Shonagh Marie - Simon Amstell - Steve Ali - Tanya Byron - Travon Free - Yomi Adegoke - Yusuf Al Majarhi

It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies) Press Reviews

We advise placing a copy in the hands of every girl (and guy) you know - Red Magazine

This collection of essays curated by writer Scarlett Curtis is a call-to-arm that allows us to unpick what it means to be a feminist in a safe space - Stylist

Pick it up and read one story from your favourite columnist or actress, but I guarantee you'll end up reading the full, illuminating collection, and you'll possibly finish it knowing more about your own personal stance than you imagined - Glamour

Wonderfully candid, often funny and absolutely necessary, a triumphant rallying call to young women - Observer

As a feminist who loves pink, I give this brilliant book of essays an enthusiastic YES ! - Mindy Kaling (on FEMINISTS DON'T WEAR PINK)

Brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real. These essays illuminate the path for our future female leaders - Reese Witherspoon (on FEMINISTS DON'T WEAR PINK)

Noble, raising awareness, opening a conversation and intersectional - Mary Beard

I think everyone has moments where they're embarrassed by what they're feeling and don't want to talk about it. I get it a lot, and feel unable to tell people I feel down because I know the reply will be, 'but why? Everything seems to be going right.' Reading this book made me feel more normal about how I feel sometimes, whether it's for a reason or just because that's how I woke up that day. It's a great book; however you're feeling, it will help - Ed Sheeran

This is the book I needed when I was younger. May this be a leap forward in the much needed conversation around mental health - Jameela Jamil

This is the freshest, clearest, most direct, honest and urgent collection of writings about mental health that I've read. Scarlett Curtis has curated a stunning variety of voices in the service of blowing away the foggy vapours of misery, incomprehension, secrecy and lonely shame that can shroud us. Within the pages there is searing wit, blinding passion, bleeding emotion and a fantastic, heroic, glorious refusal to lie down and take it that more than anything characterises the new energy behind the mental health movement. Anyone within a few degrees of someone with a mental health problem - and that means the whole world - should read this - Stephen Fry

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241410882
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241410882
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Scarlett Curtis
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 576 pages
Genres: Lifestyle & Health, Mind & Body,
Categories: Popular psychology, Coping with personal problems, Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's / Teenage),

About Scarlett Curtis

Scarlett Curtis is a writer, journalist, blogger and activist. She curated the Sunday Times bestselling Feminists Don't Wear Pink and other lies, which won the National Book Award 2018. She is the co-founder of The Pink Protest and in 2018 worked on the campaign to end period poverty in the UK. She has had work published in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Vogue and a number of other online and offline magazines and newspapers. She is a contributing editor for The Sunday Times Style newspaper titled The Generation Z Hit List; her job is essentially to watch TV, google things and ...

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