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Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just 22 and living the fast life in New York City when she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity. In a cycle of loneliness, damaging relationships, and destructive behavior, 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 dangerous tide after she tried to end her life. She was on the brink of drowning, but she was 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 53, leaving behind a young family. Reeling from the premature death of a man who had become her anchor after she turned up on his doorstep, she was adrift. And when her all-consuming romantic relationship also fell apart, Emma was forced to cling to the page for survival and regain her footing on her own terms.
A modern-day fairy tale, Your Voice in My Head is a stunning memoir, clear-eyed and shot through with wit. In her unique voice, Emma Forrest explores the highs and lows of love and the heartbreak of loss.
©2011 Emma Forrest (P)2011 AudioGO
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4 out of 5 stars
By Pamela Harvey on 06-14-11


Love of celebrities? Name-dropper addict? Well, it really doesn't matter if this woman is too crazy about famous people, it's just one of her quirks. Her writing is glorious, as is her narration, and I only wish she had been a bit deeper with her perceptions. She seems to gingerly float around the perimeters of her problems rather than violate their boundaries and really penetrate. She's successful and loved and nurtured from birth by parents who seem to be really good people so why is she so depressed? In this book it's a guessing game that demonstrates how mental illness - the book does not illuminate the distinction between mental illness and depression - can happen even in the best of outward circumstances. I look forward to more from Emma Forrest.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron J. Smischney on 07-28-15

Really enjoyed this

My wife recommended this to me, it was very well done. I normally read history and sci-fi so this was a big departure for me but kept me listening.

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