Your Voice In My Head by Emma Forrest
GENRE: Memoir | PAGES: 224
My rating: ★★★
Your Voice in My Head is quite powerful and moving with real insight into the author’s life.
When it comes to writing about mental illness, there’s rarely ‘a good way’ to portray ‘a bad time’ but Forrest manages to do it. Her personality and wit shines through in places and adds to the book’s depth. She is frank and honest and never holds back what she wants to say. Her ‘Dr R’ sounds like he was a magnificent person and psychiatrist, and the wisdom he imparts through her memoir was something of a treasure to read about.
Best of all, despite the struggle, his faith and her hard work ensured genuine optimism towards her future and ultimately, saved her life.