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“Your Voice in My Head is part of a literary tradition that began long before Susanna Kaysen’s girlhood was interrupted or Elizabeth Wurtzel got her first Prozac prescription. . . [Forrest is] talented . . . through these words we share her insight: there’s something to be said for occasionally listening to a voice other than your own.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Her psychiatrist dies, then her lover leaves. A memoir about finding strength when you least expect to.” —People Magazine
“[An] admirably airy and riveting book…Emma Forrest is such a winning, smart writer…”—Nick Hornby, The Believer
“If you’re reading one memoir this year, probably make it Emma Forrest’s Your Voice in My Head.” —Jewcy
“A brilliantly realized memoir of surprise and startling beauty.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“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—her psychiatrist. Your Voice In My Head is touching, funny, and very real.” —Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story
“I read Your Voice in My Head in one sitting, by turns laughing out loud, gasping with recognition, and fighting to hold back tears—and wondering, of course, who is Emma Forrest and how is she able to write with such enormous wit and bravery about subjects most folks can’t muster the courage to bring up in conversation: suicide, self-loathing, loneliness, depression, mania, and, most of all, love inexplicably lost.” —Joanna Smith Rakoff, author of A Fortunate Age
“Forrest’s insightful and snappily-written account of her lengthy battles against depression, self-harm, damaging relationships, and potato-based fried snacks is heartfelt and touching and surprisingly funny.” —Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Dazed and Confused
“A bittersweet love letter . . . It is a brilliant read.” —Sunday Times Style Magazine
“[Your Voice in My Head] dances along with all the lyrical panache of a novel . . . Her prose is smart and frequently witty and there are echoes of early Lorrie Moore.” —Julie Myerson, The Observer
“Forrest is stylish and evocative; whether she is sick and listless in New York or sex-dipped and radiantly happy in Los Angeles, she writes it cool, clever, and ravaging, in very few strokes. . . Her story is crushing and complicated, and entirely common . . . It's gorgeous.” —The Globe and Mail
“Your Voice in My Head is every drink that’s ever started out sweet then turned strong enough to sneak up on you and kick your ass to the floor, or bed, or hell, or heaven.” —Dan Kennedy, author of Loser Goes First, Rock On, and host of The Moth storytelling podcast
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.See all Editorial Reviews
It is a touching memoir of someone struggling with bipolar disorder and how they accepted death and loss through various mediums. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. P.
This book was recommended by laineygossip.com and is about Emma's ups and downs with mental illness while dealing with the death of her beloved psychiatrist and tumultuous... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book was mentioned on several blogs because the author writes about her 6 month romance with actor Colin Farrell. Read morePublished 10 months ago by PoodleMommy
I loved the writing. I see every shade of crazy she is trying to color. And am better for having read itPublished 12 months ago by Jayrod
Raw, honest and very eloquently written, this book is a Godsend to anyone struggling with mental, emotional and relationship issues.Published 17 months ago by Cynthia Hendrickson
The book was quite okay. But the fact that everyting has to stay so anonymous (no names or fake names) is a big spoiler for me. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stefanie Van Calster
After checking this out of the library for multiple readings, I asked for it as a birthday gift and I'm looking forward to reading it for the 4th time. Ms. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Susan C. McConnell