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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Book Review: Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon

Mad Girl 

by Bryony Gordon 

Mad girl is an honest, autobiographical account of author Bryony Gordon's experiences of OCD, Depression, Bulimia, and drug dependency. If I'm honest I imagined this book would be a bit of a depressing and downbeat read, well I couldn't have been more wrong!

Wittily written and intelligent I really admire Bryony for her bravery for writing so open heartedly  about such a sensitive and personal subject. The book is damn right hilarious in places and makes you re-think your impression of mental health and its sufferers.

Although this book is no way written to be a self help book. Bryony does share her coping mechanisms and her experiences of seeking help and going through therapy with lashings of humour. In particular I loved how she renamed her OCD ‘Jareth the Goblin King’ it really made me laugh.

This is a great book that I would highly recommend to anyone that has/is struggling with mental health issues or in fact to anyone who feels they would like to understand more. This book for me was a lightbulb moment that far from being weird, suffering with mental illness is more common place and normal than you think. 

Written by Jennine from @sugarmousemama 

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