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Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest
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Aug 22, 2012

it was amazing

Time heals all wounds. And if it doesn't, you name them something other than wounds and agree to let them stay.

Emma Forrest is an English journalist. When she was 22-years-old, she was living in New York City and realized that maybe it was time to start seeing a therapist. Luckily, she discovered one that would help her through bulimia, failed relationships, cutting and suicide attempts. However, when she called him to tell him all about some good news years later, she discovered that he had passed away from lung cancer.

By telling her own story of mania, depression, ups, downs and everything in between, Emma gives you stories from others that experienced the brilliance of the doctor while simultaneously telling her history with him as well. So, you're getting more than just her story and how he helped her. You're also reading how he saved and how much he meant to others.

This is an incredibly intense book. Emma Forrest has had a very intense battle with mental health and there is more than one suicide attempt throughout the book. There are bits of hope and it ends well, but from start to finish, things get a little hairy. I was sort of blown away by how much she had gone through, but it was a completely fascinating read. It read really quickly, but I'm not sure if it was due to the writing or if it was because I was so ready to be done with it because of the intensity.

If you read it now, you'll be ahead of the curve, kids! It's about to become a film with Emma Watson and the perfection that is Stanley Tucci. It'll be interesting to see how it goes from page to screen, so get going, guys! Say you read it before the film!

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