Coming Undone: A Memoir (Hardback)
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Coming Undone: A Memoir (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages
Published: 02/07/2020
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Terri White’s searing memoir describes her years on a tightrope between her projected image of an award-winning editor and the inner reality, darkened by childhood and adolescent trauma.

To everyone else, Terri White appeared to be living the dream, named one of Folio's Top Women in US Media and accruing further awards for the magazines she was editing. In reality, she was rapidly skidding towards a mental health crisis that would land her in a locked psychiatric ward as her past caught up with her.

As well as growing up in a household in poverty, Terri endured sexual and physical abuse at the hands of a number of her mother's partners. Her success defied all expectations, but the greater the disparity between her outer achievements and inner demons, the more she struggled to hold everything together.

Coming Undone is Terri's documentation of her unravelling, and her precarious navigation back from a life in pieces.

Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781786896780
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 373 g
Dimensions: 220 x 144 x 26 mm
Edition: Main


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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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“Incredible”

The book is confronting, brave, honest, tough to read and utterly heartbreaking. I cannot encourage you enough to read this book, either you will identify with part, or parts, of Terri’s story or you will gain insight... More

Hardback edition
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“Tough subjects beautifully written about”

This book comes with care warnings for addiction, self harm, suicide, abuse and sexual assault.



Those care warnings do mean that this book is a challenging read at times but challenging in the best possible way.... More

Hardback edition
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“A Powerful, Eloquent and Searing Memoir”

Trigger warning: Explicit descriptions of sexual and physical abuse, self-harm, addiction and suicidal ideation.

Born to a teenage mum in the small village of Inkersall, just north of the Derbyshire town of... More

Paperback edition
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