MAD GIRL by Bryony Gordon is one of the most honest, raw and authentic books I have ever read – Everything that I not only value in a person, but that I feel privileged to read in print as well.
In this book she dives in deep, giving an honest account of her struggles with mental illness including OCD, eating disorders and depression. As she states in her book, this isn’t a self-help guide – it’s more of a raw account of everything she has experienced in terms of her mental illness and how she manages it and thrives in the present day.
I believe that it’s so important to share our struggles that we face as we go through life so that no one feels as though they’re on this journey alone. This is definitely one of those books! I found so much that resonated with me as I read it and I absolutely love how she talks to candidly about something that needs to be expressed more – mental health.
“For young women, fat is more often than not a mental state rather than a physical one. It’s the place we go in our heads whenever we dare to think we might look good.”