Your Voice in My Head

Author(s): Emma Forrest

Biography & Memoir

A dazzling and devastating memoir exploring breakdown and obsessive love, in a voice unlike any other.


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Edgy, moving and exquisitely written, this memoir will astound the millions of people who suffer from depression At turns funny and terribly sad, this is a book that, like Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar and like Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love, will speak to women everywhere. It will also appeal to fans of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers Emma Forrest is a prodigiously talented writer and this is her most impressive and profound work to date.

'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

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781408822067
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : November 2011
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Emma Forrest
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 616.890092
  • : 224