Mad Girl - Bryony Gordon

Mad Girl

By Bryony Gordon

  • Release Date: 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 5
5
From 53 Ratings

Description

THE NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK

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.

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.

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

Reviews

  • Sad, Dark and Funny in equal measures

    5
    By Twiggy1411
    A great insight into one woman's experience of OCD
  • Mad girl

    5
    By Bambifurnell
    Brilliantly written, no frills account of mental illness. Enjoyed every page.
  • Excellent, brutally honest, funny and comforting

    5
    By Mrs_Mc
    Another brilliant honest, funny, sad and unbelievable how much it helped me to understand my own OCD and depression more clearly. Thanks for another brave, honest book that will surely lead on to more positive mental health awareness and acceptance in the future