That Was When People Started to Worry (Hardcover)

Windows Into Unwell Minds

By Nancy Tucker

Icon Books, 9781785782930, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

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Description

'In the waiting room, I see a lot of people who I could tell had real, serious problems. They deserve to be here. I don't. I'm a fraud. A lazy wreck seeking an excuse for her incompetence. I'm useless.' Abby, 24

Having conducted over 100 hours of interviews with 60 British women aged 16-25, Nancy Tucker- the author of The Time In Between, an 'astonishingly good' (Sunday Times) memoir of a life consumed by eating disorders- explores what it's like to suffer from serious mental illness as a young woman.

With raw honesty, sensitivity and humour, That Was When People Started to Worry examines real experiences of anxiety, self-harm, borderline personality disorder, OCD, binge eating disorder, PTSD and dissociative identity disorder. Giving a voice to those like Abby who can't speak out themselves, Tucker presents a unique window into the day-to-day trials of living with an unwell mind.



About the Author

Nancy Tucker is currently reading Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, after working as a nanny, classroom assistant and finally an assistant psychologist in an NHS mental health service. Eventually, she hopes to train as a clinical psychologist. Her first book with Icon, The Time in Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope, was called 'stylish and incisive' by the Guardian, and was praised by Jacqueline Wilson, Psychologist and MIND.
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