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Your Voice in My Head

Emma Forrest

9781408822067

Bloomsbury


Biography; Memoirs; Coping with illness; Coping with death & bereavement

Paperback

224 pages

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Emma Forrest, an English journalist, was twenty-two and living in America when she realised that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. Lonely, in a dangerous cycle of self-harm and damaging relationships, she found herself in the chair of a slim, balding and effortlessly optimistic psychiatrist - a man whose wisdom and humanity would wrench her from the vibrant and dangerous tide of herself, and who would help her to recover when she tried to end her life. Emma's loving and supportive family circled around her in panic. She was on the brink of drowning. But she was also still working, still exploring, still writing, and she had also fallen deeply in love. One day, when Emma called to make an appointment with her psychiatrist, she found no one there. He had died, shockingly, at the age of fifty-three, leaving behind a young family. Processing the premature death of a man who'd become her anchor after she'd turned up on his doorstep, she was adrift. And when her significant and all-consuming relationship also fell apart, she was forced to cling to the page for survival. A modern-day fairy tale of New York, Your Voice in My Head is a dazzling and devastating memoir, clear-eyed and shot through with wit. In a voice unlike any other, Emma Forrest explores breakdown and mania, but also the beauty of love - and the heartbreak of loss.

By:   Emma Forrest
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   160g
ISBN:  

9781408822067


ISBN 10:   1408822067
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   February 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Author Website:   http://www.bloomsbury.com/Authors/details.aspx?tpid=559

Emma Forrest is the author of the novels Namedropper, Thin Skin and Cherries In The Snow, and editor of the non-fiction anthology Damage Control. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is a screenwriter.


'Emma Forrest is an incredibly gifted writer, who crafted the living daylights out of every sentence in this unforgettable memoir. I can't remember the last time I ever read such a blistering, transfixing story of obsession, heartbreak and slow, stubborn healing' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love 'Emma Forrest is as hilarious as she is wise. And did I mention generous? Unlike most memoirs this is not merely a song of oneself, but a debt of gratitude repaid to an incredible man. Your Voice in My Head is touching, funny and very real' Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story 'It's difficult to write a convincing tale of depression that's also an entertaining romp, but Forrest has done it' Sunday Times 'Forrest's insightful and snappily-written account of her lengthy battles against depression, self-harm, relationships and potato-based fried snacks is heartfelt and touching and surprisingly funny. It's also wincingly, unflinchingly honest' Florence Welch, Dazed & Confused

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