Your Voice in My Head

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Other Press, LLC, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 215 pages
Emma Forrest, a British journalist, was just twenty-two 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 fifty-three, 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.
 

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User Review  - nkmunn - LibraryThing

I read it in one bedtime into late night binge like eating a whole bag of chips or box of chocolates - couldn't stop - thx dear sister for sending - a readable memoir by a youngish person is not that ... Read full review

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User Review  - IAmChrysanthemum - LibraryThing

Only a few chapters into this book I realized it was not a fit for me. Even though everyone else seems to love Forrest's writing style, I found it lackluster. Although I appreciate the immense effort ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
22
Section 3
50
Section 4
64
Section 5
72
Section 6
74
Section 7
92
Section 8
106
Section 11
132
Section 12
142
Section 13
150
Section 14
160
Section 15
168
Section 16
178
Section 17
182
Section 18
186

Section 9
114
Section 10
118
Section 19
208
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About the author (2011)

Emma Forrest is the author of three novels and editor of the nonfiction essay collection Damage Control. Raised in London, she now lives in Los Angeles, where she is a screenwriter.

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