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A new Sunday Times bestseller from Bryony Gordon, Telegraph columnist and author of the bestselling The Wrong Knicke 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.