by Georgie Dent
At 24, life was good for Georgie Dent. After graduating with top marks she had landed her dream job at a prestigious Sydney law firm and moved in with a boyfriend she adored. She had the world at her feet and no right to break. But she did. Badly.
Within a year Georgie was unemployed, back living with her parents and suffering such crippling anxiety that she ended up in a psychiatric hospital.
Breaking Badly is the story of a nervous breakdown in slow motion – a life that fell apart and what it took to put it back together again. Brutally honest and warmly engaging, it’s a must-read for anyone who sometimes feels close to the edge.
‘Funny, shocking, beautifully written … a fascinating account of one woman’s hand-to-hand combat with her own mind.’ Annabel Crabb
‘A searing, honest, sometimes harrowing record of a woman’s journey into the heart of darkness and back.’ The Age
‘Incisive … Captures with heartbreaking clarity the hell endured by those who love someone in the throes of mental illness.’ The Australian
‘Dent tells her story with warmth and humour … An honest and compassionate memoir of a woman’s battle with anxiety, and how she put her life back together again.’ Readings
‘A magnificent writer … Read this if you have ever suffered from anxiety, from mental illness, from perfectionism or from feeling inadequate.’ Lana Hirschowitz