Secrets for the Mad: Obsessions, Confessions, and Life Lessons

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 7, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
A collection of personal stories, lessons, song lyrics, and photos from the beloved British vlogger Dodie Clark, also known online as doddleoddle.

When I feel like I'm going mad I write.

A lot of my worst fears have come true; fears that felt so big I could barely hold them in my head. I was convinced that when they'd happen, the world would end.

But the world didn't end. In fact, it pushed on and demanded to keep spinning through all sorts of mayhem, and I got through it. And because I persisted, I learned lessons about how to be a stronger, kinder, better human—lessons you can only learn by going through these sorts of things.

This is for the people with minds that just don't stop; for those who feel everything seemingly a thousand times more than the people around them.

Here are some words I wrote.

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Secrets For The Mad written by Dodie Clark contains Ms. Clarks’s truths and shares her heart in the midst of her struggle with Depersonalization Disorder. She learned life lessons about sex, drinking ... Read full review

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I love this book! Dodie is amazing and so insperational! This book really reflects her she has helped me so much! If there were ten stars I would have givin this 10/10!

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MY BAD BRAIN 17 Fireworks 21 Sevenyearold Dodies hopes for the future
Scroll Drink Shrink
Whats it like
Bisexuality coming out to myself
Lunches 201 Dinners 202 Dear Hedy
A broken family 214 Homemade family
Best friend love 219 Bullying 223 Pain
Feeling so much
Hopes for the future

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About the author (2017)

Dodie is a twenty-two-year-old musician from London. She began sharing her life through her songs and videos online from 2011, and since then she has gained a fan base of over a million subscribers.

As well as selling out of her first ever headline shows, she has toured the UK, USA, and Australia. Dodie released her debut EP, Intertwined, at the end of 2016.

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