Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN: 9781786896810 Category:

Coming Undone

Terri White

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN: 9781786896810 Category:
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‘BREATHTAKING’ Dolly Alderton, ‘REMARKABLE’ Marian Keyes, ‘LIFE-CHANGING’ Emma Jane Unsworth, ‘COMPELLING’ Amy Liptrot, ‘EXTRAORDINARY’ Sali Hughes

To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream – living in New York City, with a top job editing a major magazine. In reality, she was struggling with the trauma of an abusive childhood and rapidly skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a psychiatric ward.

Coming Undone is Terri’s story of her unravelling, and her precarious journey back from a life in pieces.

Publisher Review

A stunning memoir, hard reading in places, but it feels urgent and necessary . . . White writes like a blood-stained angel -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * * The Times * * A breathtaking read . . . her honesty and her eloquence is the thing that makes it such a privilege to read . . . a raw, shocking, beautiful book -- DOLLY ALDERTON * * The High Low * * Coming Undone by Terri White is possibly the most affecting, moving memoir I've ever read. Painful and exquisite, her writing about how childhood trauma shaped her got to me in a very visceral way. It's a remarkable book -- MARIAN KEYES Raw and remarkable * * Guardian, Book of the Year * * Powerful and moving, beautifully written, packed with stunning set-pieces and, I thought, a stinging-but-dazzling, complicated love-hate letter to NYC, and to how our dreams can too often deceive us. I found it bittersweet and raw, and radical as a memoir narrative: not so much a redemption tale as a chronicle of the real fallout of trauma: messy, difficult, intricate, infinite . . . [A] life-changing read -- EMMA JANE UNSWORTH I didn't put it down until finished. White's extraordinary memoir is gripping, unflinchingly honest and written with great wit -- SALI HUGHES Unique, painful, compelling -- AMY LIPTROT Coming Undone is a beautiful, if uncomfortable, read and White writes with an unflinching, scalding frankness * * Irish Times * * Written with power, love and heart, it'll leave you wanting to read so much more by this extraordinary writer and woman * * Stylist * * Raw, brutally honest and beautifully written, in Coming Undone Terri White describes the devastating damage done to her and its lasting impact on her mental health and wellbeing * * Sunday Express * *

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