Ten Things I Hate About Me (Hardback)Joe Tracini (author)
The actor and social media star delivers a frank and frequently laugh-out-loud funny account of living with Borderline Personality Disorder that reveals essential information about the complexities of the condition in an accessible, entertaining and even uplifting way.
Hi. I hope you're ok.
My name's Joe, and I have one job, every day: don't kill myself.
I live with a complex mental illness called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
15% of people with BPD die by suicide, and 40% try. I'm already in the 40%. My job is to keep out of the 15%.
It's so common for people with BPD to take their own lives that it's one of the only mental illnesses that lists suicide as a symptom. But that's not the only way it messes with you.
In this book I want to try and explain what life is like when you have a brain that is essentially trying to murder you every day. It's a collection of the funny, sad, shocking and weird stuff that has happened to me along the way.
I wrote this book to save my own life. Because I had run out of options. I had done everything else and I still thought about killing myself every day. But if there is even the smallest chance that me telling you how I live with me helps you live with you, and opens up a space for you to be more honest about your mental health, it will have been worth it.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 30 mm
'You have to buy this book. I mean it. It's very funny and sad and utterly true. It's a life-saver. And Joe Tracini is a magician. He wins in the end. And so will you.' - Miriam Margolyes
'A remarkable book. The honesty is startling, and potent. IT IS UTTERLY NOT S**T.' - Dawn French
'A truly extraordinary book. Brave, beautiful and brilliant. Heartbreaking, harrowing and frequently hilarious. Joe Tracini travels to the horrible heart of his abominable illness and unflinchingly examines the misery it has heaped upon him and everyone around him. Incredibly, he emerges from the darkness with a timeless tale of love, hope and redemption that will be of immeasurable help to people facing the most destructive demons and, crucially, everyone who loves them. Please read this book. It will make the world a better place.' - James O'Brien
'This a searingly honest must read. Joe has wisdom, kindness and a deep understanding of mental health issues. He is also hilarious with a delicious sense of humour. His book will save lives and I cannot recommend it highly enough.' - Lorraine Kelly
'Just holding this book will make you a better person.' - Paddy McGuinness
'I didn't know anything about BPD till I watched Joe's videos. He has a very dark side and a very funny side of himself. He tries to explain what your life is like when you essentially have a brain that's trying to kill you every day.' - Davina McCall
'I loved its humour, compassion and deep honesty.' - Katherine May
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Brilliant book - incredibly honest account of living with BPD.
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