Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon Book Review

I have previously read Bryony Gordon’s ‘The Wrong Knickers’ and thoroughly enjoyed it so I thought I’d give Mad Girl a go. At first you don’t really know what to expect from a book about the author but Bryony Gordon nailed it!


From personal experience I am not really familiar with mental health problems or eating disorders so I thought it could be quite difficult to read and understand. However I didn’t find it difficult to read, I was hooked. I needed to know more and I wanted to know how Bryony dealt with it all.

It was completely honest which made you want to read more. Unless you have suffered from mental health problems or an eating disorder I don’t think you fully understand why people think the things they do. A part in Bryony’s book frustrated me because I thought why on earth are you even thinking that? Arrogant I know but I just couldn’t get to grips with it. That’s why it is hard to understand but you want to learn how to understand.

Despite all of the awful things Bryony has been subjected to especially the OCD taking over I want to say thank you. Thanks for opening my eyes to things I wouldn’t think people would face. It was dark in places as I can’t stand drugs but Bryony is a very interesting character! I am looking forward to the next book that comes along.


7 thoughts on “Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon Book Review

  1. afracturedfaithblog says:

    As an OCD survivor I loved this book. She is bonkers but she captures the devastating impact of the illness so well. If you fancy another OCD biography I’d recommend ‘Because We Are Bad’ by Lily Bailey. If anything, an evil more powerful story.

  2. Amber says:

    This is an excellent book! I had never heard of Bryony Gordon until I read this, and I loved it. As another gal with OCD, I could really connect with it, but I love that it’s helped you to understand the condition a little bit more, too! 🙂

    • writtenbysjsmith says:

      Yeah it was really good! I think it’s great you are able to relate to a book and I’m so glad I came across it. It has really helped 🙂

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