St Albans book club…
The book we’ll discuss at our June book club is Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon. (The book is currently on offer with Amazon as part of their 3 paperbacks for £10 deal.)
“Bryony Gordon has OCD. It’s the snake in her brain that has told her ever since she was a teenager that her world is about to come crashing down: that her family might die if she doesn’t repeat a phrase 5 times, or that she might have murdered someone and forgotten about it. It’s caused alopecia, bulimia, and drug dependency. And Bryony is sick of it. Keeping silent about her illness has given it a cachet it simply does not deserve, so here she shares her story with trademark wit and dazzling honesty. A hugely successful columnist for the Telegraph, a bestselling author, and a happily married mother of an adorable daughter, Bryony has managed to laugh and live well while simultaneously grappling with her illness. Now it’s time for her to speak out. Writing with her characteristic warmth and dark humour, Bryony explores her relationship with her OCD and depression as only she can. Mad Girl is a shocking, funny, unpredictable, heart-wrenching, raw and jaw-droppingly truthful celebration of life with mental illness.”
Book club details
If you haven’t joined us at book club before, it’s a relaxed evening and an opportunity to get to know some of the other members of the group as well as to talk about the book. You can arrive from 7.30pm onwards to get yourself drinks/food (please don’t bring your own) and settle in. Then we’ll start talking about the book at 8pm. (It’s not a problem if you arrive a bit later or need to leave before the end; just come and go as you need during the evening). The cost to attend is £2.00 (this helps to cover some of the organisation fees).
Date: Wednesday 21 June
Book: Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon
Time: Come along from 7.30pm and we’ll start talking about the book at 8pm
Venue: The White Lion pub, Sopwell Lane, St Albans
Price: £2 payable on the night
RSVP: Please reserve your place here >>
New members are very welcome but please RSVP as numbers are limited.
I hope to see you there. Any questions, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org