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Publisher's Summary

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 five 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 best-selling 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.
©2016 Bryony Gordon (P)2016 Headline Digital
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Critic Reviews

"What a book! I read this like a thriller, I was so gripped. I feel comforted by this book; by the honesty, insight, compassion, and the beautiful writing. Mad Girl is going to be seismic." (Marian Keyes)
"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)
"Funny, warm and fearlessly honest. This book is a must for anyone who's ever lost their mind but was too polite to mention it." (Sali Hughes)
"A powerful and intimate look at the way our minds can torment us, this honest and rather beautiful book will bring comfort to those who fear they are alone in their madness." (Cathy Rentzenbrink)
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By Syeira on 09-15-17

Great story for OCD sufferers

I haven't met anyone else that has severe OCD like I do yet. After listening to numerous books about this disorder it's nice to listen to someone's honest and real experiences. Excited that she's coming out with another book!

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By Katie on 05-04-17

Must Read

Loved it! Thank you for stepping of the comfort zone & having the hard talk. So many need it

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By Sandy on 06-20-16

Read at 100 miles an hour

Authors should not read their own work. I couldn't engage with the story as it was read too fast to start with . This was a shame because the content was worthy.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By Paula Filipowicz on 09-30-16

Really good real story of mental health

I am about to become a Therapist. Stories like that really help future people from health sector to grasp other side of the illness. Not only labelling people but getting to know individual story behind the person. Worth listening to.
But sometimes Bryony shouted too loud, especially if you have your headphones on :-)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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